Everyone deserves access to high quality education

Everyone deserves access to high quality education

We make it easier to get one.

Teco was built with first-generation college students in mind!

Our company, Inspirame Inc., is an education technology company built by dedicated social justice advocates 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 your 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.

Teco was built with first-generation college students in mind!

Our company, Inspirame Inc., is an education technology company built by dedicated social justice advocates 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 your 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 founders, Mauricio & Maria navigated their own education through trial and error, making many mistakes along the way.

Mauricio & Maria were both first-generation, low-income college, Mexican-American college students who experienced having to choose between paying for textbooks, rent, and groceries.

Eventually, they both completed their bachelor’s and master’s degrees and achieved successful careers: Mauricio as a tenured community college counselor/professor, and Maria, as a high technology diversity executive.

Their personal and professional experiences inspired them to create Teco, a college student platform focused on helping students to graduate in the most affordable way possible, through the California’s public higher education system.

Our original founders, Mauricio & Maria navigated their own education through trial and error, making many mistakes along the way.

They were both first-generation, low-income college, Mexican-American college students who experienced having to choose between paying for textbooks, rent, and groceries.

Eventually, they both completed their bachelor’s and master’s degrees and achieved successful careers: Mauricio as a tenured community college counselor/professor, and Maria, as a high technology diversity executive.

Their personal and professional experiences inspired them to create Teco, a college student platform focused on helping students to graduate in the most affordable way possible, through the California’s public higher education system.

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
Sreejith MS, Engineering Lead
Barbara Alberts, Communications Lead
Tiffany Trinh, Product Designer
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!