Stacie Velehradsky was raised in Omaha, NE and always wanted to own a business when she was young. Her first entrepreneurial endeavor started at the age of 10 when she set up a "Bed and Breakfast" in her grandparents house and used an old typewriter to organize her "business." She even added a sign on the door of the kitchen that still exists today that reads "Shhhh. Guests down the hall are sleeping."
In addition to Stacie's enthusiasm for business, she also has a very creative mind which led her into dance for 12 years and eventually the College of Architecture at University of Nebraska.
In 2009, Stacie received her Bachelor's of Science - Interior Design, becoming only the second person in her family to earn a college degree.
After college, she worked in the interior design field for a few years and then transitioned into sales and business development where she travelled all over the country, managed millions of dollars in revenue, trained hundreds of sales associates, and won an award for outstanding performance. She lovingly calls this time in her life "Business Bootcamp" because it set the foundation for everything she knows about business.
In 2014, Stacie finally decided to follow her dreams when she sold all of her belongings, packed up her life, and moved to Colorado to start a business. Within a year, she had a thriving website design business and was able to start traveling the world, exploring opportunities, and saying "Yes" to everything life brought her. She fully embraced the "laptop lifestyle." During this time she worked with incredible entrepreneurs, thriving community leaders, and personal brands, many whom she keeps in touch with today.
In 2017, Stacie started working more with startup brands and eventually got involved with a Techstars company, opening up the opportunity to move into Product Management which was a perfect match for her organizational skills, business and design experience, and bias toward action.
Stacie is currently working as a Product Manager at a Fortune 100 company, leading a product initiative that has global reach.
In addition to her passion for work, Stacie also has her Master Scuba Diver certification, dances salsa, bachata, and zouk, loves hiking with her dog Zoey, and continues to have epic travel adventures with her partner Pascal.
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