Business tomorrow won't be the same as it was yesterday. It's constantly evolving, accelerating. Always moving forward. The people driving that change are strategic thinkers, innovators, problem solvers. Learn how VCU School of Business is putting creativity to work to shape the future of business and our students through our EPIC strategic plan.
Craig Dubitsky, founder and CEO of Hello Products, visited the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business as the fall 2016 Executive-in-Residence. Hello Products manufactures natural, bio-friendly oral health care products such as toothpaste and breath spray. The company’s guiding philosophy is natural friendliness and it strives to make the world better through human relationships, kindness and the chance to help people elevate their every day. Dubitsky was named one of 2014’s 50 Most Creative People by AdAge, one of 2014’s 100 Marketing Leaders by The Internationalist and won a 2015 WorldStar Award from the World Packaging Organization. Also in 2014, Inc. magazine named Hello the Most Audacious Company.
School of Business students are learning to embrace creativity with help from Artist-in-Residence Noah Scalin. This October, he worked with business students to create a portrait of pioneering businesswoman Maggie Walker entirely out of clothing. “It’s great when you can do things like this, where people are literally changing their perspective,” Scalin said. “Just think about how that would change. How you would then see opportunities around you all the time. … What are you missing in your life when you’re walking out in the world? ‘Is there something hidden here that I’m not seeing?’ And certainly in the workplace that [mindset]’s really necessary.”
Desmund Delaney is a senior financial technology major in the School of Business and the founder of 8:00AM, an online seller of new and pre-owned sneakers. After just one year, student-led startup companies taking part in Virginia Commonwealth University’s entrepreneurial support program have generated more than $1 million in total revenue, grants and investments. Read more.