Grasshaven congressionally selected to represent start-ups

BOULDER, Colo. — Grasshaven Outdoor, a RV housewares and glamping equipment company, was personally selected by Congressman Jared Polis to represent Colorado’s start up community for National Startup Day on Aug. 19, 2015, the company announced in a press release.

In addition, Dawn Bitz, Grasshaven’s founder and CEO was also selected to participate on the Women in Innovative Economy Panel formed by Congressman Polis to understand motivators and barriers of women entrepreneurs. Other members of the panel included Camp Bow Wow CEO Heidi Flammang and Sue Heilbronner and Elizabeth Kraus, co-founders of Mergelane, a business accelerator focused on companies with female leadership.

Democratic Rep. Jared Polis founded Startup Day Across America in 2013 with Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.) as a way to recognize the innovation created by startups and connect elected officials with startups in their communities so they can learn first-hand about the unique challenges new companies face. The day began with a visit to Grasshaven’s flagship retail store located in Boulder, Colo., and ended with a reception hosted by Congressman Polis.

“Boulder and really the entire front-range is such a hot bed of innovative start-up companies so to be selected is truly an honor,” shares Dawn Bitz, CEO of Grasshaven Outdoor and outdoor lifestyle and glamping expert. “As a successful entrepreneur and co-founder of Techstars himself, Rep Polis represents start-up passions and successes. We are grateful to be recognized as an innovative company and to be a part of the national day he co-founded.”

As an RV lifestyle brand, Grasshaven curates houseware products that appeal to both the female and male RV buyers. With innovative offerings that are both functional for men to kitchen gadgets and camping-ready dinnerware that appeal to the lady, Grasshaven strives to add more home style to the RV lifestyle, the release stated. The team at Grasshaven also focuses on providing inspiring camping information, gourmet recipes and stylish tips to help make the outdoors more comfortable and approachable for everyone. To virtually visit Grasshaven’s Flagship store in Boulder, Colo., click here

SOURCE: Grasshaven Outdoor press release

Darian Armer

Darian Armer

Darian Armer was the assistant editor for RV Daily Report from 2015 to 2017. She lives in Billings, Montana, where she enjoys spending time with her husband, twins and three stepchildren. Introduced to the RV industry in 2012, she is happy to be writing for one of the greatest industries around.

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