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Local ed-tech startup gets $10,000 grant

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(ANDY:) AN AMARILLO-BASED EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY STARTUP IS MAKING A NAME FOR ITSELF LEARN LOUNGE IS AN APP WHICH HELPS UNIVERSITIES PROVIDE NECESSARY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

FOX 14'S KALEY GREEN REPORTS HOW THE COMPANY IS USING ITS NEWEST GRANT FUNDS TO CONTINUE GROWING ITS BUSINESS (KALEY GREEN REPORTING:) LEARN LOUNGE GOT ITS START IN 2017 WHEN CEO AND FOUNDER ALEJANDRO MAGALLANES WON THE W-T ENTERPRIZE CHALLENGEGIVING THEM 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET THE BUSINESS STARTED

NOW, A $10,000 GRANT FROM RUTGERS UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL IS GIVING THEM NAME RECOGNITION ALEJANDRO MAGALLANES / LEARN LOUNGE CEO & FOUNDER / : "THIS GRANT KIND OF LEGITIMIZES US IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY RUTGERS IS THE FOURTH OLDEST UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY FOR EXAMPLE, I'M ON THE EAST COAST RIGHT NOW GROWING OUR BUSINESS, LOOKING FOR INVESTORS SO WE CAN TAKE IT BACK TO AMARILLO" MAGALLANES SAYS THEIR TECHNOLOGY PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE LIVES OF STUDENTS–HELPING THEM TO SUCCEED ACADEMICALLY

ALEJANDRO MAGALLANES / LEARN LOUNGE CEO & FOUNDER / : "SO COLLEGES ARE ALREADY HAVING TO FIND A WAY OF SUPPORTING THEM HOWEVER, THOSE WAYS ARE VERY OLD SCHOOL WHAT WE DO IS WE MODERNIZE IT WE MAKE IT ON-DEMAND TUTORING WE MAKE IT EASIER TO SCHEDULE ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS

WE GIVE TOOLS FOR STUDENTS TO KNOW HOW TO TUTOR WE PROVIDE EVERYTHING ON ONE PLATFORM, BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, IF WE WANT TO HELP STUDENTS, THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS BY HELPING THE COLLEGES MAGALLANES SAYS HE WAS INSPIRED TO BUILD LEARN LOUNGE BECAUSE HE WAS ABLE TO GET AN EDUCATION–WHICH GAVE HIM OPPORTUNITIES HE WOULDN'T HAVE HAD OTHERWISE THE GRANT COMES FROM THE CENTER FOR URBAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT'S BLACK AND LATINO TECH INITIATIVE AT RUTGERS ALEJANDRO MAGALLANES / LEARN LOUNGE CEO & FOUNDER / : "IF I WAS SITTING IN THE COMMITTEE WITH THE PEOPLE FROM RUTGERS, I WOULD TELL THEM, 'I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN

I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO FOLLOW UP ON WHAT YOU TRUST IN ME AND THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE STUDENTS WE'RE GOING TO HELP BECAUSE OF THIS PARTNERSHIP'" (KALEY:) MAGALLANES SAYS HE HOPES LEARN LOUNGE WILL BRING STUDENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD EASIER LEARNING ACCESS BUT HE ALSO HOPES THE COMPANY WILL HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON AMARILLO'S ECONOMY AS IT GROWS (KALEY:) LIVE IN THE NEWSROOMKALEY GREENFOX 14 NEWS

ANDY? (ANDY:) THANK YOU (ANDY:) MAGALLANES SAYS LEARN LOUNGE IS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST TECH COMPANIES TO BE VETTED BY GOOGLEHELPING THEM TO ATTACT WORLD CLASS SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS TO AMARILLO SIX UNIVERSITIES IN TEXAS

NEW YORKAND CALIFORNIA ARE ON-BOARD WITH LEARN LOUNGEBUT MAGALLANES CAN'T PUBLICLY NAME THEM YET (ANDY:) THE HOUSE OF

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