As the founder, owner, and operator of many innovative businesses, Shannon Valko understands the highs and lows of entrepreneurism. As a Cultivate Advisor, she is committed to providing her clients with experienced-backed guidance, while allowing space for collaboration and business therapy.
Before joining Cultivate, Shannon developed the concept for a family-centered play cafe, opened two locations, and managed the creative program development that drove growth and sustainability of the brand. She is also the co-owner and brand developer of a slime kit and party business and the founder of an online educational platform that incentivizes kids to learn about finances and economics. In addition, Shannon developed a non-profit, worked to sell its day program to local schools, and created and strategized its first storefront location.