SEGUN FATUDIMU, MAIDP ’20, Founder of IMPACT TOOLBOX was named as one of the three Tarrson Fellows by the Chicago Booth Business School.
Segun, an Obama Foundation Scholar, graduated from the Harris School of Public Policy in June 2020. Impact Toolbox, which placed first in the 2020 SNVC, is a digital incubation platform that provides youths and emerging social entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to learn, network, and access seed funding to transform their ideas for social change into viable social ventures.
The Tarrson Social Venture Fellowship provides $25,000 in funding and mentoring to graduating university students and recent alumni who are committed to growing a startup that helps solve a social or environmental problem. The fellowships are supported by Ron Tarrson, ’72 (XP-31), and matching funds from John Edwardson, ’72.
“Social entrepreneurs in our fourth cohort of Tarrson Fellows represent diverse ways to create impact here in Chicago and across the globe,” said Robert H. Gertner, Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance at Chicago Booth, and John Edwardson Faculty Director of the Rustandy Center. “In the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis, finding innovative ways to address complex social and environmental challenges is more important than ever before. With the fellowship, these rising social impact leaders will get the support they need to continue their vital work.”