UW-Whitewater sophomore Chad Tjugum started collecting coins when he was five years old. By the time he was in eighth grade, Tjugum had his own LLC and was buying and selling coins online.
Born with a passion for entrepreneurship, Tjugum enrolled into the gBeta Beloit to develop RaritiesMarket, an online investing platform for people interested in purchasing shares in rare coins. gBeta, a program run by gener8tor, prepares emerging businesses to participate in an investment accelerator or begin raising capital.
While in the program, Tjugum dug deeply into the scope of compliance rules for an investment platform, and upfront financial investment required to support the product.