By George Vlahakis, associate director of communications and media relations, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Faculty at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business are using innovative methods and their personal resources in the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic that has now affected the lives of more than 3,000 Hoosiers and more than 300,000 people nationwide.
Many of those efforts arose from an “Idea Sprint” organized by a group of management and entrepreneurship professors. They pulled together more than 200 entrepreneurs, coders, engineers, medical doctors, nurses, venture capitalists and other business professionals who worked virtually and developed 19 potential solutions for problems arising from COVID-19.
Participants were from across the United States and Canada and four other continents: Australia, Europe, Asia and South America. The initiative was organized in just three days and led to the development of social initiatives addressing issues such as the shortage of surgical masks, grocery stockouts, displaced workers, small business matchmaking and online educational challenges now affecting students across the country.
More information about this and other initiatives of the IU Kelley School of Business during the COVID-19 pandemic are online at the school’s “Go from Moment to Momentum” blog.