MATTHEW SHELDON
Holy Cross College
Undergraduate - BA
FOR SCORING TOUCHDOWNS:
As a freshman at Holy Cross College, Matthew Sheldon started his first company, MJS Design & Marketing LLC. MJS provides restaurants and businesses high quality websites and mobile applications, as well as social media management services for professional marketing. Two years after founding MJS, Sheldon started his second company, Touchdown Tailgates – a tailgate equipment rental company. Touchdown Tailgates (TDT) offers a variety of options and services, including options for a "turn-key" tailgate where they will organize catering and drinks, deliver, setup, take down the equipment. After starting TDT from scratch his junior year, Sheldon kicked off his company during the football season of his senior year. TDT started of with 26 different tailgate orders for the very first football game at the University of Notre Dame for the 2018 season, including one for an NFL agent requesting a full bar and catering. Sales continued to increase and by the end of the season, a competitor in Chicago, IL reached out – leading to a merger deal and a new entity. Now, Touchdown Tailgates is called Exclusive Event Experiences and is gearing up for this upcoming season – already reaching 150% of last years revenue in August. As CEO of his company, Sheldon had no worries about finding a job before graduating.