From student startup to an IPO of $56 million, Lovesac still going strong

Talk about entrepreneurial success. Shawn Nelson got started selling Lovesac's out of his van in 1999 while still a student here at the University of Utah. Fast forward to today, when the brand just raise $56 million in its IPO. "He was one of the early entrepreneurs in our program and really showed us, and a generation of students, what the possibilities were," Troy [...]

2018-07-02T15:21:56-06:00July 2nd, 2018|

10 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs from Shawn Nelson

Shawn Nelson, Chairman and Founder of Lovesac, spoke to the Profiles of Leadership class. Nelson shared his story of the struggles of founding a company and the joys of being an entrepreneur. Lovesac is now a national furniture retailer with more than 20 stores across the country, but it all began in the basement of Nelson’s parents’ house. As an 18-year-old, Nelson came up [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:07-07:00March 15th, 2016|