Our Story

Meet the team behind
EDUrain

A nerd, an educator, and 5 broke college students walk into a bar...

But seriously, EDUrain was built by people just like you.

We’ve combined 20+ years of experience in the Education and Finance industry. We’re not your average scholarship search, or student financial solution. We’re here to make an impact in students’ inability to pay for college. EDUrain was created to solve a core problem that affects nearly 60% of all college-bound students—they can’t afford it!


As a team comprised of educational leaders, successful advisors, and college students alike, we’ve seen first-hand the time-consuming task of applying for financial aid & scholarships, and then not having access to those funds until the window to move to a suitable apartment has passed.

Our Team

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Bryon Pierson

CEO & Co-founder

Bryon Pierson was emancipated at age fifteen, proceeded to self-fund his college career, and accumulated over $60,000 in student debt. Empowered to create actionable change, Bryon and the team have spent six years studying the financial aid process. Working with politicians, parents, college access organizations, corporations, leasing agencies, foster-care organizations, Hispanic-oriented organizations, Black-oriented organizations, counseling services, Student Support services, organizations geared towards helping low-income families, and more.

He’s recognized the many inefficiencies in higher education and hopes to help students, parents, and colleges alike reap the benefits of EDUrain.

Developer & Co-founder

Arron Zheng

Developer & Co-founder

Senior Developer

Tommy Dong

Senior Developer

Our Advisors

Technical Security Advisor

Sabree Blackmon

Technical Security Advisor

ITEN Business Mentor

Susan McLaughlin

ITEN Business Mentor