“We are going to focus on a seldom seen transition,” said Mike Colwell describing his guest for the July session of Square One DSM’s Startup Stories. “Happy Medium began as a service agency and expanded into a product development firm, and I want Katie to share that story with the group,” he said of Katie Patterson, CEO and Founder of both Happy Medium and Happy Boards.
Patterson joins Colwell as her businesses continue to garner recognition as evidenced by the 2015 ranking in Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing company in the state of Iowa based on a three-year revenue growth of 781 percent. Patterson herself has amassed a portfolio of recognition including the Iowa Women of Innovation’s Rising Star, Business Record’s Best Up and Coming Business Leader, and inclusion in the 40 Under 40 class of 2015.
Despite her obvious proclivity for entrepreneurial success, in a recent University of Young Entrepreneurs podcast, she revealed it had not been a goal. “It was never my … [Read more...]