To Lanrewaju

To Lanrewaju

Princeton University graduate and founder
Newark, NJ

Résumé Highlights

August 2012 - Present
Work with charter school development and operations leaders to build systems, customize trackers, and manage grant programs that positively impact the lives of thousands of students.
Development/Compliance Specialist
July 2010 - July 2012
Biggest Accomplishment: Managed over $7M in federal and foundation grants for NJ's largest and most successful charter school network. Never lost track of a dime.
Grant Writer
July 2009 - June 2010
Biggest Accomplishment: Wrote and managed successful grant for the Laura Bush Foundation Grant to build new school library
World Health Organization International Intern
Summer 2008
Biggest Accomplishment: Wrote opinion piece and senior thesis both entitled, "La Otra Guerra in la Frontera: HIV/AIDS along the US-Mexico Border"

Why Upstart

In July, I made the scariest decision of my life: I resigned from my job to focus on tYger eYe full-time. tYger eYe is an edtech startup that focuses on creating and maintaining an innovative social marketplace for the world's most elite tutors (see attachment below for more details). With a beta in the works, legal representation helping us navigate safely, mentors who have dominated the education and business worlds, first adopters who excitedly return, and a remarkable corps of 10 employees, tYger eYe has begun to take shape through tYger tutors, our first offering and go-to-market strategy helping us offset the cost of launching our top-notch virtual web portal for tutoring and the accompanying education software suite. I will use this money as a 1:1 match to my personal savings (that includes a pension loan) to take tYger eYe to the next level.