MBA Program: Indiana University Kelley, School of Business

Industry: B2B Software

Founding Student: Ryan Underdahl 

Idea: Civic Champs is a social enterprise with a mission to create a frictionless volunteering experience for both volunteers and nonprofit organizations. We aim to streamline volunteer management so service organizations spend less time on manual clerical tasks and more time on what really matters. 

How the MBA helped: Kelley significantly shaped not only our business but how I think as an entrepreneur. I had the opportunity to learn from a number of dynamic professors who brought real-world experiences to the coursework and helped me identify opportunities, understand the intricacies of starting and growing a business, and gave me the tools to strategically tackle the issues I face every day. 

Funding Dollars: $366,000