Charter School of Wilmington senior Miracle Olatunji’s startup, OpportuniME, took the top prize of $10,000 at The World Series of Entrepreneurship, held May 1 at the Pennovation Center in Philadelphia.
Olatunji started OpportuniME, a program designed to connect high school students and opportunities, after her own search for internships and enrichment programs proved challenging. OpportuniMe finds the opportunities that are out there, and it also creates new opportunities by partnering with other organizations and companies. Its first partnership, with the Washington, D.C.-based Creator Institute, was announced in March.
“This funding will be so helpful in moving the venture further along,” said Olatunji. “I’m so grateful for the supportive entrepreneurship community in Delaware and Philadelphia.”
The World Series of Entrepreneurship selected a pool of competitors, all high school students, in April. From that group, 12 were chosen to present on a main stage. Each of the Top 3 took home a prize, of either venture funding or college scholarships. Competitions are held in Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.
Malcolm Jenkins, defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles and cofounder of Damari Savile menswear, was a speaker and judge at the event.
Olatunji, who has written guest posts for Technical.ly Delaware, was named one of Mogul’s “50 High School Students You Need to Know About” in 2017 and was profiled by Forbes in its #LikeaBoss series in January.-30-
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