Stanford Rebuild by Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is a global innovation sprint focused on ideating and accelerating solutions for the wide range of challenges and opportunities society will face as it emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Open to students, innovators and business leaders around the globe, who are invited to participate in an 8-week focused investigation of ideas and solutions to pave the way toward a better and more equitable post-COVID-19 future.
The program is part of Stanford University’s recent expansion of the virtual learning experience as it explores new ways to pursue knowledge through openness, sharing, collaboration and communication.
Stanford Rebuild kicks off June 22 with a series of online events designed to inspire creative problem solving and spur excitement to drive innovation. The kick-off will be followed by an 8-week period in which individuals and teams will develop, test and refine their solutions using the Embark entrepreneurial toolkit. The sprint will conclude with a global online event to highlight a range of projects that show promise to meaningfully accelerate economic, societal and individual recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stanford Rebuild is based on the Stanford Embark curriculum, an entrepreneurial toolkit designed to help people explore how to turn an idea into a viable business. Stanford GSB is providing access to the Embark toolkit to Stanford Rebuild participants at no cost as part of the innovation sprint. COVID-19 has had a deep impact on many sectors and individuals, some more than others, and many experts anticipate that the road to recovery will span at least 12-24 months.
“Stanford Rebuild is designed to encourage and support rapid innovation and creativity at this uniquely challenging time,” said Stefanos Zenios, the faculty director of Stanford GSB’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and the Investment.
Rapid innovation can make a crucial difference in driving faster recovery and better outcomes for individuals and organizations. Stanford Rebuild has been structured to help individuals and teams evaluate opportunities to create the next generation of businesses that rebuild the economy, as well as develop solutions to create a better “new normal” for individuals, small businesses, large organizations and governments. “Our objective is to have many people from around the world step up to look at the barriers global communities will face in recovering from the pandemic. By offering content, tools and expertise at no cost to aspiring innovators, we hope to inspire the next generation of services and organizations that help improve lives in this new reality,” said Zenios.
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