Kaleb Dschaak, North Dakota ’20, found his passion for education and esports as he progressed through his college career and is now CEO and founder of FenWorks, an esports and UAS educational company for grades K–12 that gives young people a place to belong through esports. In less than three years, Kaleb has grown the business from one person to over twenty employees with a footprint that covers statewide athletic association-sanctioned esports and student development leagues. He is recognized in the area startup community as a budding innovator and speaks regularly at startup and governmental events. Kaleb was selected by North Dakota’s governor to participate in the Western Governors Association’s young leaders program.
Kaleb also serves his community by being involved in nonprofits. He serves on the board of the North Dakota STEM ecosystem that helps to grow and strengthen STEM activities in the state. He also serves as vice president of the Evolve Grand Forks Board that helps entrepreneurs by building a community that fosters their success. As a student at the University of North Dakota, Kaleb was a leader at the North Dakota Alpha Chapter, student body vice president, and a voting member of the state board of higher education.
“Phi Delta Theta connected me to a support system of exceptionally moral, outstanding, committed men. The values of Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude stay with me to this day thanks to my mentors and fellow Phis, Cole Bachmeier and Eric Gefroh.”