Silicon Flatirons and ATLAS present Heidi Ganahl as our featured entrepreneur.
Speaker: Heidi Ganahl, Founder, Camp Bow Wow
Heidi Ganahl is one of the country’s most extraordinary, respected and in demand women entrepreneurs. She regularly lends advice to everyone from top executives to the local professional with a dream and an idea. And she does it with style and sophistication. Heidi has triumphed over staggering adversity. Beginning with the loss of her husband at the age of 27, to losing a million-dollar insurance settlement, Heidi’s entrepreneurial spirit and extraordinary leadership skills have helped her pick herself up and emerge as a Top Dog of Camp Bow Wow, the $40 million leader in the pet and franchise industry.
Heidi’s informative, inspirational and entertaining presentations are jam packed with memorable content and lavishly peppered with invaluable tips, tricks and wisdom gained along the way. Heidi has turned her lifelong passion for dogs into a multi-million dollar business and she has created a related charitable foundation to support her furry friends.
Heidi’s company Camp Bow Wow was named to the Inc 500 fastest growing company list, #88 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 105 Fastest-Growing Franchises in North America and the 26th fastest growing women owned business in the country! Heidi has been featured on America Online, Business Week Online, CNN Money and in Parenting, Entrepreneur, More Magazine, Success and Franchise Times. Heidi inspired millions with her story on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.
Her energetic and inspiring talks are lessons learned from the years building Camp Bow Wow, from the first camp which opened in Denver in 2000 to a $40 million business with more than 200 franchises in 40 states and Canada, to the value of giving back to the inspiration for the passion, the dogs, through The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation. Your audiences will love hearing the war stories from this 10 years of struggle and hard work to attain her status as the leader of the pack in the pet industry.
Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students and community members with technical backgrounds learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship. In particular, the program offers students and faculty an opportunity to learn how a successful startup is created as well as an opportunity to network. Each Entrepreneurs Unplugged meeting features food, drink and – most importantly – an experienced entrepreneur to discuss his/her start-up experiences.