Chad Tjugum, a sophomore in the entrepreneurship program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics has been awarded a $15,000 fourth place in the Schulze Entrepreneurship Challenge e-Fest to fund a business venture called Rarities Market.

Tjugum, along with his co-creator Damian Tobias of St. Francis University, presented the winning business plan at e-Fest under the guidance of Dr. William Dougan, professor of management at Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics.

“Rarities Market stood out to our online judges as a ‘must-see’ team for the 2023 e-Fest Finals,” said Jennifer Gessner, Program Manager, e-Fest and Schulze School Programs.   Out of 110 online submissions and nearly 300 students participating from 67 universities, Rarities Market made it to the prestigious Top 25 Finals in Minneapolis, MN. Rarities Market achieved exceptional success at e-Fest, garnering recognition and awards for their outstanding performance.

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