Built by first-generation students for first-generation students.

Built by first-generation students for first-generation students.

Inspirame Inc. is an equity-driven education technology company made up of college counselors, diversity and inclusion experts, educators, college graduates, and community advocates who also lived through the struggles of being low-income and the first in the family to go to college. We firmly believe in the shared vision that education is the gateway to opportunity.

We know how to help students because we’ve been in their shoes — their stories are our stories. We draw from our own educational experiences each day to create tools that are dedicated to helping students succeed in college and career.

Inspirame Inc.is an equity-driven education technology company made up of college counselors, diversity and inclusion experts, educators, college graduates, and community advocates who also lived through the struggles of being low-income and the first in the family to go to college. We firmly believe in the shared vision that education is the gateway to opportunity.

We know how to help students because we’ve been in their shoes — their stories are our stories. We draw from our own educational experiences each day to create tools that are dedicated to helping students succeed in college and career.

How it all started

How it all started

Our co-founders Mauricio & Maria struggled to complete college, making many mistakes along the way. Like most 1st generation, low-income, Mexican-American students, they just didn’t know how to navigate the complex college & university environments.

After many years, sweat, & tears, they finished their degrees & became successful professionals! Mauricio, as a tenured community college counselor & professor, and Maria as a high technology diversity executive.

Alarmed by the massive college drop-out rates for Black & Latinx students, they decided to start Inspirame Inc, an equity-driven EdTech company, focused on improving college graduation rates for everyone!

Inspirame’s flagship product, Teco, your virtual college advisor, democratize higher education for all!

Our co-founders Mauricio & Maria struggled to complete college, making many mistakes along the way. Like most 1st generation, low-income, Mexican-American students, they just didn’t know how to navigate the complex college & university environments.

After many years, sweat, & tears, they finished their degrees & became successful professionals! Mauricio, as a tenured community college counselor & professor, and Maria as a high technology diversity executive.

Alarmed by the massive college drop-out rates for Black & Latinx students, they decided to start Inspirame Inc, an equity-driven EdTech company, focused on improving college graduation rates for everyone!

Inspirame’s flagship product, Teco, your virtual college advisor, democratize higher education for all!

Meet the Team

For us, it’s all about collaborating to create technology that changes people’s lives.

What was once a two-person team is now a scrappy group of educators, innovators, designers, engineers, students, communicators and everything in between.

Meet the Team

For us, it’s all about collaborating to create technology that changes people’s lives.

What was once a two-person team is now a scrappy group of educators, innovators, designers, engineers, students, communicators and everything in between.

Mauricio Gonzalez, Co-Founder & CEO
Maria Medrano, Co-Founder
Priyank Sharma, Head of Engineering
Alejandra Tovar, Content Lead
Joshua Kohn, Operations Lead
Maggie Chan, Product Designer & UX Researcher
Christine Taing, Product Designer

Interested in the future of education?

Contact us and we’ll be in touch.

Interested in the future of education?

Contact us and we’ll be in touch.

Work with us

We’re a growing startup looking for teammates to push our mission forward. We look forward to reviewing your application to the open position below!