MBA Program: University of Michigan, Ross School of Business

Industry: Community, Wellness

Founding Student: Florence Noel, MBA, MSI 

Idea: Dear Black Women (DBW) is an affirmation movement and network, offline and online, where Black women heal, connect, and grow. We are a B2C social impact venture that specializes in curating offline and online spaces that create community and increase the social capital of Black women.

How the MBA helped: I came to business school to take advantage of every opportunity for young entrepreneurs. And I do mean every. I understood that the right MBA program would be a remarkable opportunity to incubate an idea, receive support from the best minds and secure seed investment. My time at Michigan provided me with all of that and so much more; delivering invaluable momentum for my business. 

Funding Dollars: $85,000