About us

At Student Dream, we empower students to achieve their financial, investment, and entrepreneurial aspirations. Our team is composed of seasoned experts who will equip you with the tools you need to transform your life and make an impact on those around you.

From the Founder

Meet Nena Ugwuomo, a trailblazer in the heart of New York City’s startup scene. After witnessing the transformative power of entrepreneurship firsthand, Nena realized something crucial: the immense potential of students of color, like herself, was often overlooked. Despite attending Howard University, she found a stark absence of resources and opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs from marginalized communities. Fueled by a burning desire to bridge this gap and combat the racial wealth disparity, Nena founded Student Dream in 2014.

Our Vision: Restoring Black Wealth by 2040

Imagine a world where ethnically diverse college entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders unite under a banner of humility, integrity, and service. Student Dream envisions precisely that—a global community dedicated to ownership education, business success, and wealth creation for communities of color.

Our Mission: Empowering Bold Students of Color to Build Businesses

Nena Ugwuomo

Founder & President

Why do we want to achieve this?

Because the statistics are stark:

The average African American household possesses 16 times less net worth than its white counterpart. These disparities, fueled by systemic racism and economic inequality, persist in areas such as homeownership, education, and employment. If we continue on this trajectory, it will take the average Black household 228 years to catch up to their white counterparts in wealth accumulation.

We believe that – Entrepreneurship as a Path to Generational Wealth

At Student Dream, we firmly believe that entrepreneurship holds the key to breaking this cycle of inequity. By empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders and innovators, we’re laying the foundation for lasting change.

Join us at Student Dream and be part of a movement dedicated to rewriting the narrative of wealth and opportunity for students of color. Together, we can build a brighter, more equitable future. Let’s dream big, dare greatly, and make history!

Do you want to help students reach their dreams?

Student Dream trains young people of color (16-24) to build wealth.

Within Student Dream, we coach students to reach their money, investing, and business goals. Our bench runs deep and we give students the skills to change their lives and share with others.

Students Trained
80%
Fresh Mindsets
91%
Student-Made Companies
83%

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