Holy Cross College
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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, Matthew started his second company: Touchdown Tailgates (TDT) – a tailgate equipment rental company. TDT offers a variety of options and services, including a "turn-key" tailgate where they organize catering and drinks, deliver, setup and take down the equipment. Matthew kicked off the company during the football season of his senior year. TDT started with 26 tailgate orders for the very first 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 grow, and by the end of the season a competitor in Chicago, IL reached out – leading to a merger and a new entity. Now, Touchdown Tailgates is called Exclusive Event Experiences and is gearing up for the upcoming season – and as of August surpassed last year's revenue by 150%. As CEO of his company, Matthew has no worries about finding a job before graduating.