Our exceptional customer satisfaction powered our word-of-mouth growth and soon, most students had heard of our service.
Being close to my customers — my peers — and hearing their pain, I grew more attuned to student needs.
This led to the co-founding of Aced, a student-to-student tutoring service that connected students who were struggling with a class to students who did well in that class; think “Uber for student tutors”.
We launched in Fall 2015 with 140 tutors, servicing hundreds of students on campus, with several thousand in revenue.
application prompt: what you have done while a student at UW, what you have learned in your time as a Husky, and how your learning in and out of the classroom supports your growth and development of the year ago, I built a Chrome extension that lets me select a specific date in the future and every time I open a new tab, it shows me the number of days till that future date.
This is my current new tab: I have 137.304808 days till Life Starts.In November 2012, I founded a non-profit called Innovii, which gave micro-loans to teams of high school students in order for them to launch a micro-venture in 10 days.My team and I would go into schools and host workshops on how to start and launch micro-ventures with real money.In fact, I’d say my personal growth was more “in the real world” than it was in the classroom.By working at innovative companies around the nation, launching products to the market, and building a network far beyond the walls of campus, my growth is heavily rooted in the “real world”, supplemented by the resources on campus.What started with just my friend Megh and I……grew to a core executive team of 14, with 50 committee members, serving 2,000 members across many departments on campus.Serving as Co-Founder & President, I took my experience and network from outside of UW and brought workshops, speakers, and community events back into campus.Specifically, the mentality of hustling and getting things done beyond the classroom.Blown away by my learnings, I wanted to take what I learned at UW and bring it back to high school.Learning from these experiences outside of college coupled with my experience leading Startup UW, I came back to campus to lead the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program as President.As an 11-person exec team, we surpassed all previous year’s metrics in recruiting, outreach, and community engagement.