katie hunt




Katie Hunt is the founder of Proof to Product (formerly known as Tradeshow Bootcamp), a business strategist, and mentor to creative entrepreneurs. She is a firm believer in professional development, surrounding yourself with community and pushing ‘go’ even when you might not feel 100% ready.

Katie has taught classes for CreativeLive, Seanwes Conference, Unique Camp, and Makers Nation. She's been a guest on the Power, Profit, Pursuit, The Strategy Hour, Creative Empire podcasts among many more. She frequently speaks about strategies for creating a product line, selling wholesale, business planning and the importance of community for entrepreneurs.

Katie launched her podcast, Proof To Product, which debuted at #19 in iTunes inthe Arts category and is routinely in the top 100. Proof to Product takes listeners behind the scenes of growing a product-based business. Guests share their successes, struggles and how they’ve made difficult but important transitions in their business to continue growing.

Katie earned an MBA in marketing and finance from Loyola Marymount University and has spent the last 16 years coaching large corporations and solo entrepreneurs on marketing and business development strategies.

Katie’s strengths lie in connecting people and bringing ideas to life brainstorming, making a plan and executing. She’s a bit type-A, overly organized and has an affinity for calendars, check-lists and love for notebooks that only stationers will understand.

She often describes Proof to Product as the perfect merging of her two worlds; her happy place where she can share her business expertise and knowledge with an industry and clients that she loves.

Katie has a passion for creating, a mind for business and a strong desire to help others succeed. When she’s not cheering on alums or dreaming up new workshops, you can find her spending time with her husband and four young children, hosting friends for dinner, or surfing Instagram.

About Proof to Product


Core Values: Community, Collaboration & Education

Focus: We help product based business owners get their products on the shelves of retail shops big & small.

Programs: Conferences, courses & coaching programs. Our signature program is called Paper Camp.

Students: Since 2011, we’ve coached thousands of creative entrepreneurs from all over the world including Australia, Europe, Asia, Canada and throughout the United States.

Speakers: Hundreds of industry experts have generously donated their time, knowledge and experience to educate and strengthen our community. These experts include retailers, sales reps, press, manufacturers and more.

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