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ULink

Lark app meets iMentor for community college students to help them be proactive in navigating community college and transferring to a four-year college etc.

Founded: 2015 by Phillip Ellison, Jubril Lawal, Parisa Esmaili

  • Program Area

    Education
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

ULink is an advising & planning software startup and integrated end-to-end student success service. ULink strategically leverages technology and success coaches to enhance student engagement (advising & planning, campus marketing, student services) practices in community colleges to close the advising gap and nudge community college students, especially first generation and lower income students, towards completion/transfer to a four-year university. In the future, through strategic partnerships, ULink aims to offer an integrative ecosystem to help community college students with their educational and workforce needs.

Funders and Awards

Awards: Millennial Trains Project- Comcast-NBC Universal Impact Grantee, 1st Place in the Social Impact Track- 2016 Tufts Univ. $100k New Venture Competition, Selected for 3rd cohort of Smarter in the City tech incubator for urban entrepreneurs of color and women in Dudley Square, Boston.