On Track gives students visibility into their GPAs and provides them with tools to keep up with classes. At both the class and assignment level, students can track actual grades and explore what-if scenarios, helping them keep their GPAs at the levels required to receive financial aid and avoid academic probation.
Experience-based advice from family and friends is critical for students to navigate the web of rules surrounding financial aid, university bills, and GPAs. This guidance is absent for low-income, first-generation students, and a misstep can leave them locked out of their education with nothing but debt.
American graduation rates are far from impressive. The national average is 52%, but for first-generation, low-income students, the figure drops to 11%. By giving students a capability to keep up, OnTrack is good for students and schools.
With degrees from both Harvard and Stanford and 20 years of leadership in the retail, technology and nonprofit sectors, Margo applies broad business expertise to the problems of college attrition. Most recently, she worked as a Senior Manager at the Harlem Children's Zone before starting her own social enterprise.
Ariana is a product experience designer with a knack for storytelling. She honed her craft working on consumer and consulting projects in Beijing, Berlin, and the US, and spent time in Cambodia developing products for the rural poor. Design is also a hobby, although her after hours work involves metal, wood, paper and glue.
Monica is a product designer who has worked for multiple editorial companies including Thomson Reuters, Spin, and Newsweek, where she kicked off the online magazine The Daily Beast. More recently, she has pivoted to work with startups, focusing primarily on interface design.
Scott’s skill for developing software and models has led him to build a number of financial technology projects. He singularly built a successful trading company in commodities and currency futures by designing and developing models and coding algorithms that profitably trade the markets.
Costas has a broad range of application architecture and web development expertise. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southern California, and has worked on both the back-end and front-end of software development. His latest interest is leveraging this expertise to produce cutting-edge mobile applications.