The Owner & The Brand: Meet Chelby Gill of Boummeringue (

Always nice to see a Founder Institute alum in the news.


Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by returns. And by “returns,” I mean retail. I mean those pieces that we find out only after we’ve bought them that we really don’t love; that we now have a window to take back into the store we ordered them from. Lately, this process has brought about a learning curve for not only customers, but retailers as well. In January of this year, CNBC reported that retail returns have jumped to an average of 16.6% in 2021 versus 10.6% in 2020,

Posted by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.


Oct 7th: Go To Market insights from Silicon Valley w/ Chris Foltz (Responsible Solutions) | Startup Grind (

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