AKRON, Ohio – When the pandemic put on the brakes for a local startup company’s primary business, the young entrepreneur switched things up and began to produce FDA-authorized face shields.
The shields did so well – to the tune of two million sold – that NelDerm, located in Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub, on Thursday took three truckloads to Cleveland and donated 100,000 face shields to the Cleveland Clinic.
“I hope it inspires people to think about, during this time, what they can do to help people in need,” said NelDerm Founder and CEO Kevin Nelson.
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Written by Jennifer Conn.
Originally published December 12, 2020.