In 2013, Tyler Haney was a 24-year-old graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York.
One day on a jog, she realized that her workout outfits looked, and felt, like they were made for competitive athletes. Tyler envisioned a brand of athletic wear for more everyday activities, like walking the dog or hiking with friends.
She launched Outdoor Voices and she got her two-piece “kit” — a crop top and leggings – into a few specialty boutiques. Soon afterward, her brand made it into J. Crew stores and took off.
Today, Outdoor Voices has raised close to $60 million from investors and has around 350 employees.
How You Built That: Busy Baby Mat
After a lunch with some new moms turned into baby bedlam, Beth Fynbo created Busy Baby Mat — a placemat that would securely stick on any table, keep toys off the floor, and provide a fun surface for babies to eat and draw.