Grace Truong

Co-founder of Grant Fellow LLC

Chapter: University of Pennsylvania
Class/Semester: Alpha Eta Class, N/A
Major: Biology with a minor in Chemistry
 
Two years ago, Grace and her team members founded an after school program for autistic children. While trying to raise funding for a special-education teacher, classroom materials, and training sessions, they experienced how difficult it was to find grants related to autism.

Grace and her team realized that the best way to tackle the problem was to come up with their own solution, so they founded the company Grant Fellow, LLC., and management system. Grace and the Grant Fellow team were able to obtain $10,000 of seed funding from Microsoft and eventually won 1st place in the National Finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, the premier international start-up and tech competition. The Grant Fellow team went on to be the sole team representing the U.S. at the 2011 Imagine Cup Wold Finals.