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Sarah Kauss      

Founder of S'well, Advisor, Investor & Advocate

Sarah Kauss is an advisor, investor, advocate and the founder of S’well. She is a consumer products leader with a track record in launching companies, building multi-million dollar brands, and partnering with multinational corporations to meet sustainability goals. As the CEO of S’well, Sarah bootstrapped the company with $30,000 of her savings to reach over $100 million in revenue. She created a new category and well-loved brand, helping to make sustainability more mainstream and displacing more than four billion single-use plastic bottles.

Sarah is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School and a mentor in the Fortune-State Department Global Mentoring Program. She is a member of the 2018 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and a member of the 2020 Class of Braddock Scholars within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. Sarah earned a BS in accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Speech Topics

  • Founder's Journey
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Product Innovation
  • Building Brands to Inspire Movements
  • Sustainability and Purpose in Business
  • Creating Organizational Change


How This Ex-accountant Built a $100m Empire in Just 6 Years
S’well Founder Sarah Kauss on Meaningful Mentorship
Startup Lessons from S’well Founder Sarah Kauss
S'well founder Sarah Kauss's secrets to success
How S'well founder Sarah Kauss built her water bottle empire
S'well: Sarah Kauss
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