Tilden Smith

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Tilden Smith
Alma mater Chapman University
Occupation(s)Co-CEO and co-founder, International Pet Solutions

Tilden Smith is a CEO and co-founder of pet product company, International Pet Solutions, which he helped found in fall of 2009. [1] Since the inception of IPS, Smith and his business partner created the company's first product, the PetLawn, an indoor outhouse for pets. [2] In the past year since PetLawn's introduction on the market, The PetLawn is now on the shelf in over 130 stores throughout the United States and Canada. [3] Smith graduated in 2012 from Chapman University, majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.

in Spring 2011, Smith and his business partner were first-place winners in Chapman University's Argyros School of Business & Economics annual business competition. [4] [5] In addition to receiving a 1st-place winner plaque, Smith and his business partner received mentoring from an angel investor who gave advice on business strategy. [6]

In August 2011, Smith and his company were featured in Forbes magazine's article on Student Entrepreneurs. Tilden was one of nine students chosen from colleges across the United States. [7] All 9 entrepreneurs met together in Austin, Texas prior to the publication of the feature article and participated in a round-table discussion with Michael Dell, CEO and Founder of Dell Inc. [8] During Smith's interview with Forbes, he announced that International Pet Solutions would be introducing new products to the market that fall and updating PetLawn's design. [9] [10]

Smith was awarded the title of one of "The Hottest 25 People in Orange County" in the November 2011 issue of OC Metro magazine . For the past 21 years the editors of OC Metro have selected the "Hottest 25" movers and shakers and most influential people in Orange County. [11] Smith and his company were featured in the December 2011 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, "Undergrads Clean Up With an 'Indoor Outhouse' Business for Pets". [12] Smith and his company were featured in Inc. Magazine in March 2012 and a 2012 winner of Inc. Magazine's "America’s Coolest College Start-Ups 2012". [13]

Smith's products are now in nearly 200 U.S. stores and have expanded into Canada, Panama and Venezuela. [14]

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