Kate Swanson is the Founder and CEO of Ensembl, a modern housewares brand. Ensembl is a DTC housewares brand that makes tools for modern living. The company’s first product, STACK, is an all-in-one nesting cookware system designed to take up 1/5th the space required by traditional products. As a solo Founder, she has experience in all business-critical areas including new product development, manufacturing and operations, marketing and sales, brand development, as well as legal and corporate areas such as company structure, financing, commercial agreements, and intellectual property protection. Kate was a Forum for Women Entrepreneurs’ Pitch for the Purse Finalist.