Duke medical student wins inaugural pitch competition for Black student founders

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Jasmine Chigbu

Jasmine Chigbu

With far too few Black-founded and -led businesses benefiting from venture funding, The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business partnered with the North Carolina Central University School of Business to create pitch: A Competition for Black Student Founders to give student-founders and recent alumni from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their businesses and compete for funding.

Medical Student Jasmine Chigbu, MS3, the founder and CEO of MTM, won not only the grand prize, but also the Fidelity Community Catalyst Innovation Award and a prize package by Carimus valued at $25K that will support MTM’s web design, branding, app building, and digital presence.

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