Supporting Young Founders – 2016 Holiday Guide

Are you a founder 25 or younger in retail? Do you sell cool products in electronics, clothing, jewelry, beauty, food, gaming apps, books, smart home products and solutions? If so, let us know by creating a venture page on HatchPad today so we can feature you in our 2017 Holiday Guide.

Our guide will feature and promote retail startups by young founders to our audience of over 15,000 over social media and email.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create your venture page, make sure to tag your IDEA CATEGORY -> RETAIL by December 9th (we will start promoting on Dec. 10th)
  2. We will review your page and if you are approved, we will send you a quick follow-up questionnaire so we can add a few details to our newsletter and social media posts (where to buy, best sellers, etc)
  3. We will also add you to our current venture competition so you can compete for a prize of $2,500. Learn more.


Get Started Today!

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About the Author: Heather Holst-Knudsen

Heather L Holst-Knudsen, a New York City area native and now resident of Sarasota, FL, is the CEO & Founder of KidBacker and HatchPad. A passionate entrepreneur, Heather has founded and led multiple business units for large organizations. She is founder and former President of Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, a B2B media platform that connects CXOs in manufacturing with senior level leaders in technology around the world. Manufacturing Enterprise Communications was sold to Frost & Sullivan in August 2012. Prior to Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, Heather was founder and President of Managing Automation Media and TechMatch Solutions, all divisions of Thomas Publishing Company in New York City. Heather is a trusted advisor to many top manufacturing and technology organizations including Cisco, AT&T, Google, SAP, Oracle, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Ford, L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive and more. She has 25 years of B2B media experience, is a veteran digital media expert, and has been in a C-level leadership role for over 20 years. She has won multiple awards for innovation in media. Heather believes in and respects the imagination, creativity, and fearlessness that young business minds bring to the table and is passionate about unleashing their entrepreneurial skills and spirit so they can own their own destiny. Holst-Knudsen has an SBLL from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Heather also is Chairman of the Board and Founder of KidBacker Foundation for Entrepreneurship, a new 501c3 that will award seed grants and scholarships to young entrepreneurs to help fund their education and their businesses.

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