On Wednesday, May 7, Startup Rewind will feature a presentation by Katie Mulich from the Kansas City area entrepreneurial startup, The Paw Wash.
Networking will start at 7:00 a.m. at the Deer Creek Golf Club in Overland Park, KS (near 135th and Metcalf) and the presentation will begin at 7:15 a.m.
- The Startup Rewind is a new outlet for Kansas City area entrepreneurs and startup companies, and is hosted by the Overland Park South Rotary Club.
At the age of 12, Mulich was playing with her Lab/German Shepherd mix Sadie when Mulich became frustrated with the standard ways to try and clean Sadie up before allowing her back into the house. Sadie's paws never seemed to get 100% clean and the hoses, buckets, and towels she used were clunky and ineffective. She asked herself, "why not build a paw washing machine for Sadie?" So she did! The timing was perfect for her to incubate, develop and then test her invention through a school science project. The Paw Wash was born.
Word spread of her idea and with the encouragement, guidance, and support of her family and market demand, Katie was swiftly awarded a U.S. Patent. To date, the Paw Wash has been sold to thousands of happy pet owners from all around the world!