Shawn Harris, founder and former CEO of Nature’s Pride, founded Orange Wings in 2016 as a startup accelerator for promising businesses. Shawn enjoys the challenge of investing in startups and scaleups, with game changing ideas that have high potential. She likes helping entrepreneurs keep their feet on the ground and their head in the clouds, so that the optimal potential of these companies can be achieved. Hard work is key, but a good plan and keeping to it is also a major part of being successful.
Raised in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Shawn moved to Holland in 1989 to become a self made entrepreneur. Shawn Harris was decorated to Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau in 2017, her company Nature’s Pride was ranked in the top three in the Hillenraad 100 since 2015 and was finalist as EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008.
Since 2020, Shawn has also been a Dragon in the well-known entrepreneurial program Dragons Den. Where she, as an angel investor, took several startups under her wing.