We firmly believe in
the democratization
of Higher Education

Everybody deserves
equal opportunities for progress. Yet:

  • Latinos represent 40% of the adult population in California are the least educated community across the state.
  • 83% of Latinx CCC students will take more than 4-years to transfer to a university

We guide and assist Latino and Black students in California showing all the options for them to jumpstart their college studies, explaining to them how to understand and navigate the intricacies of academic policies, finding ways to pay for tuition, and more

Empowering Dreams, Transforming Lives

Our co-founders, Mauricio and Maria, are a powerful example of the challenge migrant descents face. They were first-generation Mexican Americans from a low-income household pursuing higher education. However, through unwavering effort and determination, they not only completed their education but also achieved success as professionals.

In the field of education, Mauricio brings plenty of experience. Throughout his professional career, he has worked as a counselor and teacher at a community colleges. He generously shares his extensive knowledge of the California University System with the community. 

Maria embarked on her professional career in the corporate sector after completing her education, and she had the honor of holding executive roles at major global corporations. She developed her skills during this time, eventually becoming a renowned expert in diversity within the high-tech industry.

Together, they make the perfect team for crafting technological solutions aimed at democratizing education. Combining their expertise, experience and passion, they developed TecoGuide, Inspirame’s main product, which embodies their mission to create a new generation of educational solutions for the education sector. 

Both believe that everyone, no matter where they come from, deserves access to a quality education.

Our Team

We have a team of passionate people committed to social justice and the mission of democratizing higher education for all. Meet them! 

Maria Medrano

Co-Founder & CEO

Mauricio Gonzalez

Co-Founder & CTO

Priyank Sharma

Head of Engineering

Alejandra Tovar

Content Lead

Maggie Chan

Product Designer, UX Researcher

Meet TecoGuide- Your Virtual College Advisor

Technology should help to improve lives. We use it to provide better, more equal opportunities in education.

That’s why we introduced TecoGuide, your virtual college advisor, and trusted companion on your educational journey. Teco is not just an AI-driven platform; it’s a lifeline that helps students navigate the complex world of higher education.

TecoGuide is more than just an advisor; it’s a friend who listens, guides, and empowers. It understands your unique aspirations and challenges, providing tailor-made recommendations, scholarship opportunities, and career insights to help you make informed decisions. 

Our Vision

Our vision is simple yet profound: to erase barriers to access to higher education. We envision a world where talent, ambition, and hard work are the only prerequisites for success, regardless of age or social background, with education being the great equalizer.

Our Mission

Is a testament to our founders’ unwavering commitment:
1. Empower Dreams: you’re allowed to dream big, that’s why we offer resources, mentorship, and inspiration to help you turn those dreams into reality.
2. Bridge the Gap: We bridge the gap between your aspirations and access to education, ensuring that nothing stands between you and your goals.
3. Celebrate Diversity: We embrace diversity as a strength, fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is valued.
4. Innovate for Tomorrow: We are pioneers in educational innovation, continually pushing the boundaries to make education more affordable, accessible, and adaptable.

Join Our Journey

Inspirame invites you to embark on this remarkable journey of transformation. Together, we can redefine what’s possible in education, empowering generations to come. Whether you’re a student, educator, philanthropist, or simply a believer in the power of dreams, your involvement is the spark that lights the way.

Inspirame invites you to embark on this remarkable journey of transformation. Together, we can redefine what’s possible in education, empowering generations to come. Whether you’re a student, educator, philanthropist, or simply a believer in the power of dreams, your involvement is the spark that lights the way.