Mutt’s Sauce founder tapped for Veterans in Residence program

December 15, 2020

Charlynda Scales, founder of Mutt’s Sauce, has been tapped for the 2021 Veterans in Residence cohort.

A partnership of WeWork and Bunker Labs, Veterans in Residence is a highly selective six-month startup incubator and leadership program that provides veteran and military family member entrepreneurs the community, business support, and workspace to help launch and grow their businesses.

“I’m excited to announce I’ve been accepted into the 6 month BunkerLabs + WeWork #VeteransinResidence business incubator program starting this January!,” Charlynda announced on LinkedIn. “2021 will be the year I take Mutt’s Sauce LLC to the next level!”

The 2021 cohort will be virtual and connect her with other veteran founders across the country, she said.

The veteran entrepreneur was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base when she received her late grandfather’s secret sauce recipe in 2013. Charlie “Mutt” Ferrell Jr., namesake of Charlynda’s company, was also a veteran, serving in the Korean & Vietnam wars.

Charlynda launched Mutt’s Sauce after connecting with a mentor through the Dayton chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit organization that provides free services to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Mutt’s Sauce was also the Grand Prize Winner of Bob Evan’s Farms’ 2017 Heroes to CEOs Contest, which connected Charlynda to Daymond John from television’s Shark Tank.

You can order Mutt’s Sauce online or find it on the shelves of about 60 stores in the Dayton & Cincinnati areas.

Congratulations, Charlynda!