Chisa Egbelu is the CEO and founder of a new non-profit crowdfunding platform, PeduL.io. The platform serves as a means for college students to combat ever-rising tuition through crowdfunding. Egbelu spent most of his postgraduate time building his company and networking, visiting Twitter, Google, and IDT headquarters, and partnering with other organizations dedicated to eliminating issues surrounding higher education. The company, which officially launched in January, recently won a business pitch competition at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In their first month, PeduL also announced a national search for 20 college students to become “PeduL Fellows.” The fellowship program helps students create their own crowdfunding campaigns to fund their college education.