Run program on startup

I have an executable that is already built that I need to run on startup for the Jetson TK1. The only problem is that I have added it to the startup programs in Ubuntu, but it does not work. I have confirmed that it works in the command line, but it does not work whenever I restart or turn on the Jetson. Has anybody gotten it to work and how?

Can you provide more details on how you added it to the startup programs? Was this through the means of a GUI, or /etc/init.d or something else?

Pray that it doesn’t involve systemd. If you touch that, you will be unclean and unwelcome in the pits at competition.