The scholarship-based Academy, sponsored by Quirky and SLC Group Holdings, will take place in Cincinnati on August 15-16, with an optional third day for entrepreneurs to pitch their products in front of HSN, The University of Tampa, and our sponsors.
The Academy is a key component of HSN's American Dreams initiative – a program designed to tap into the joy and excitement of discovering new entrepreneurs, while collaborating with strategic partners to find, educate and train inventors as they bring their products to market.
"Now that CruCon, founded in 1997, is selling more than $135 million in cruises each year, she is in a position to do for others what she wanted banks to do for her.
Cleary has launched SLC Group Holdings, based in Nashua, to invest in promising entrepreneurs and small businesses."
"NASHUA — The founder of CruCon Cruise Outlet has launched a new company in the Gate City aiming to help small businesses succeed.
Sandy Cleary, who was recently named Business Leader of the Year by New Hampshire Magazine, is taking on her newest venture with the start of an investment company, SLC Group Holdings."
“I am beyond thrilled and humbled to win one of New Hampshire’s most prestigious awards and be recognized as the 2018 Business Leader of the year,” said Cleary. “I started this business more than 25 years ago and I would be remiss if I didn’t recognize the hard work, support and expertise of my team of 135 employees who take amazing care of our clients each and every day.”
“I remember something my brother always said: ‘If you do what you love, you will always be successful at it, and money will come in time.’