Katie Wafer - Gillberg - Great Companies Women Entrepreneur Award Winner 2023
Name: Katie Wafer- Gillberg
Business Name: Hydrate IV Bar
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Establishment (Year): 2017
Category/Industry: Health & Wellness
Profession/ Specialty: Health and Wellness - IV Bar
Social Media: LinkedIn
Hydrate IV Bar is a collection of IV therapy spas promoting wellness from within by delivering high-quality products and services administered by experienced and trustworthy medical and wellness professionals in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere.
Unique Selling Proposition or Competitive Advantage:
Clients come to them for their vitamin injections, signature IV therapy cocktails, and NAD+ injections and infusions, but they stay for the atmosphere. With comfortable chairs, soothing music, and a team of unbeatable staff, Hydrate IV Bar spas are a place for everyone to relax, recharge and refresh their routine.
At any of their IV therapy spas, you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. Their IV therapy spas are overseen by a medical team of award-winning, experienced doctors, nurse practitioners, and medical professionals. And all services are administered by the best registered nurses in the business.
Challenges Faced During the Journey:
When they opened Hydrate IV Bar, IV-therapy outside of a medical office was unheard of. They needed to educated their consumers on the benefits of receiving vitamins/minerals through an IV as a preventative measure. They make it their mission to get as involved in our community as possible and educated consumers on their benefits. Since they opened, they've seen year over year sales growth.
Advice for Women Entrepreneurs:
Don't let anyone hold you back. If you want to become an entrepreneur, put together a business plan, align yourself with great people who will support and encourage your vision and don't give up. There are days where your dream will seem unattainable, but with hard work, you can make it happen.