SlumberPod Co-Founders Receive Entrepreneur of the Year Award

December 15, 2021: 10:00am ET | Source: SlumberPod

Atlanta, GA, December 15, 2021

SlumberPod Co-Founders Lou Childs and Katy Mallory were recognized as Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s Annual Meeting was held on November 30, 2021, at the Bibb Mill Event Center in Columbus, Georgia.   

This mother-daughter team is no stranger to the Columbus area, as they were a part of the original class of StartUp Columbus, an incubator program that helps entrepreneurs get started and find investors. “We are thrilled with this recognition!,” said Childs.  “Columbus has a special place in our hearts and we will always be grateful for the time we spent building our company here, and the support of the local business community.  A lot of what I learned about being a successful entrepreneur came from my employers in this city.” 

“We are grateful to members of the Columbus community who believed in us and our ideas, and invested in us early on.,” said Mallory. “My mother is the finest example of a hardworking businesswoman, and I’m honored to accept this recognition alongside her.”

Founded in 2016, SlumberPod has helped more than 125,000 families travel and/or room-share with less stress and more rest. They appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 and scored a deal from Barbara Corcoran. The brand has built a cult-following with thousands of 5-star reviews, and they have also been chosen for several design and innovation awards, including a Mom’s Choice Award®.

About SlumberPod

SlumberPod is a patented, quick-assembly privacy pod that is nearly blackout dark inside and helps babies/toddlers get a good night’s sleep — especially important when traveling and sharing a room with others (e.g., hotel room), and allows families to continue enjoying their vacations after the little one goes to sleep. Compatible with standard playards, mini-cribs and select toddler cots/inflatable mattresses, SlumberPod gives families years of use.

SlumberPod is a Georgia-based juvenile products brand created by a mother-daughter team. They believe traveling with young children can be less stressful and more restful with the right gear and attitude. SlumberPod is sold from their website and select retailers in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and several Asian countries. For more about SlumberPod and their inventors’ story, visit

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