SEMA YEN Presents a Live Chat with the 2018 SEMA LaunchPad winner, Matt Beenen of BuiltRight Industries. Matt will be available for an open Q&A to talk about building and operating his business, competing in LaunchPad, and what his company has experienced since winning the premiere automotive entrepreneurial competition. Be sure to join the Facebook Live Chat from your desktop, tablet, or phone and come ready with questions to tap into Matt’s expertise!
Matt’s story begins like many, with lemonade stands and washing cars. At the age of 14, Matt was starting his first business with a small loan from his father. He'd always had an interest in cars and years later, went to school for Mechanical Engineering. After six years at GrimmSpeed, designing parts and ultimately running the company, he decided it was time to leave and try to start another small business of his own – BuiltRight Industries. Inspired by Launch Pad when he first attended in 2013 and with his new business finding some traction, he wondered what the program could do for BuiltRight. After making his way through the stages of competition, Matt wowed the judges in front of a huge live audience to win at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Since then his network has expanded, knowledge has increased, and his business is growing substantially.
Matt’s wide range of successes, setbacks, and other notable achievements make him an excellent resource for questions on anything from bringing a product from concept to creation, running a successful small business, or getting involved with SEMA and the Launch Pad program. Be sure to join the chat on the Young Executives Network Facebook page on April 24th at 12PM (PST)!