Being a cohort member of Rutgers’ CUEED innovation program lands Learn Lounge innovation grant


Learn Lounge has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development through their Black and Latino Tech initiative.

The initiative is a program developed and sponsored by the CUEED and was held at the Rutgers Business School. The mission is to provide Black and Latino startup entrepreneurs with educational training, coaching, mentorship, networking, funding and more.

As a first generation immigrant from Mexico, Alejandro Magallanes, founder & CEO of Learn Lounge jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the opportunity of a lifetime. Being a cohort member, Alejandro was able to learn and interact from the CUEED staff as well as, the opportunity to network with other minority lead businesses. Learn Lounge was one of eleven startup companies from New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts, California, and Texas. 

Learn Lounge, a Texas-based EdTech startup, was granted a $10,000 innovation grant and plans to use the grant to grow and make an impact in communities all over the country.

Besides the financial opportunity, Alejandro believes the lessons learned from the CUEED staff, program mentors/advisors, and other innovators will be one that will continue to benefit the company for years to come.

“We are forever thankful for this opportunity, and for the program to believe in us enough. Now it’s time for us to deliver on all the lessons and make sure we continue to grow,” — Alejandro

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