Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy holidays from the Kelley School of Business



From all of us at the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington and Indianapolis, we wish our Kelley family and friends a warm, safe, and peaceful holiday season.

Spread the joy by sharing this video with anyone and everyone whose holidays can be made brighter by IU's beautiful sights and sounds.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Q&A with CareBand and SwapBeat: What makes a winning idea?

Startup Weekend Bloomington gave teams 54 hours to launch a startup that would change the world.

Two of the three winning ideas were led by IU and Kelley School of Business students. The 1st place winner, CareBand, is a wearable wandering management solution for people with dementia. The 3rd place winner, SwapBeat, is a social commerce platform to buy and sell instrumental music between producers and recording artists.

CareBand and SwapBeat have moved on to the Regional track of the Global Startup Battle, and voting will determine which two ideas in the US Central/East region will move on to the global competition.

Voting ends tonight.


CareBand is a wearable wandering management solution for people with dementia. The CareBand team is Scott Trepper, Andrew Jones, Claudia Maria, Adam Sobol, Vince Rowold, and Chris Chu.

Vote for CareBand


SwapBeat is a social commerce platform for buying and selling instrumental music between producers and recording artists. The SwapBeat team is Mary Catherine Burns, Askar Akhmetshin, Sanjana Nayak, Chris Williams, Natalie Lamm, and Francis Mejia


Vote for SwapBeat


CareBand's Adam Sobol and SwapBeat's Christopher Williams sat down to answer a few questions about how ideas are born, and what makes a winning idea.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Extremely motivated: Kelley School's champions in the National Diversity Case Competition


These four students will represent Indiana University and the Kelley School in next month's National Diversity Case Competition on the Kelley campus.

The IU Kelley team is:

  • Maya Caine, Information Systems and Business Analytics major, French minor
  • Mica Caine, Information Systems and Security Informatics major, French minor
  • Thomas Dougherty, Economic Consulting and International Business major, Chinese minor
  • Keiondre Goodwin, Economic Consulting and International Business major, Chinese minor

The competition to get here was tough. They competed against other bright and talented teams in the IU Diversity Case Competition to qualify. In that competition, students were asked how they would attract and retain more women in business. The student teams came up with solutions ranging from high school student outreach to advocating for more reasonable maternity and paternity leaves.

The IU team says their greatest strength is extreme motivation: "Although we are all freshmen, we are dedicated to producing quality work."