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Who, Us?

We're simply doing incredible work.

Our mission

Student Dream creates successful collegiate entrepreneurs of color. In 2 years through mentorship, training and access to key networks, we've enabled 400+ students across 8 campuses create 10 companies and raise $200,000+ in funding.

We hate wealth gaps and believe entrepreneurship is the key to lasting economic prosperity in communities of color. By 2020 we will have created a global network of diverse entrepreneurs equipped to solve problems, reach their creative potential, launch and lead profitable ventures.

Why we do it

So that every entrepreneur is equipped
to solve problems, reach their creative potential
and restore the vibrancy of community through innovation.

How we define
  • Students of color: Specific focus on Minority Serving Institutions - Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs, Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  • College: Undergraduate, Graduate and Alumni
  • Startup: An idea in search of a profitable business model
  • Profitable: Creates value for the business, it's customers and society

Get to know us better …

2014

Year of foundation

12

Passionate team members

10

Launched startups

0

Missed meetings

Countless

Sharpies exhausted

2+

Basketball enthusiasts
Message from the founder
“ Since moving to New York City in 2012 I’ve been amazed at the power of innovation and entrepreneurship. It’s ability to solve problems expand the limits of creativity and create jobs is clear. However there continues to be a lack of experience among some of the most brilliant minds in our world today – collegiate students of color. They’re the future leaders our world depends on yet lack the resources needed to turn their ideas into great companies. This is why I created Student Dream. Our programs aim to connect millions of collegiate students of color to the skills people and funding needed to succeed. So far we’ve launched 10 ventures that are already making their mark on the world. We’re literally shaping what innovation looks like.

I invite you to join in the dreams of thousands of students looking to use the tools of innovation entrepreneurship and imagination to create businesses and develop skills that both create new companies and help sustain existing ones. What’s your Student Dream?
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