Last March, as Covid-19 started to hit the country hard, Arnold Thorstad’s mother told her serial entrepreneur son about severe shortages of N95 masks at the Chicago hospital where she worked. “It really scared me,” says Thorstad. So he decided to tap his entrepreneurial savvy, plus his global supply chain relationships, and do something about it.
Thorstad and a business partner were able to find reputable suppliers for his mother’s hospital—and then some. In fact, as word got out and demand mushroomed, he formed a Ft. Lauderdale-based company called Medivico—for Medical Visionary Company—to sell
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