A Colorado Mesa University student who launched a coffee business to raise money for a nonprofit organization helping people in Uganda was pitch perfect at an annual competition at the Entrepreneurship Day event at CMU.
Mathias Mulumba placed first for his pitch for Father to the Fatherless Coffee.
Mulumba grew up in Uganda, but immigrated to the United States and now attends CMU and studies business administration. He founded Father to the Fatherless International to provide services to orphans, widows and others in Uganda. The organization operates a children’s home, church, clinic and schools as well as various other programs.
Mulumba said he’s testing his organic coffee with customers in Colorado and Nebraska and hopes to bring a warehouse and jobs to Grand Junction.
Holden Lefke and Andew McGuan, both engineering students at CMU, placed second for the All Terrain Mat.
Tray Kock, a music and engineering student, finished third for the MuteGuard.