Striking Gold with Patrick Apparel

Categories Autism, Entrepreneurship
Patrick Apparel: Look good and do good.
Patrick Apparel: Look good while you do good.

There’s a hot new startup in Colorado that already has everyone talking.

It’s called Patrick Apparel.

And it’s the brainchild of a 18-year old Temple Grandin School student named Patrick.

With the help of Launch Longmont’s Terry Gold, Patrick has successfully built a product, established a business and already generated 55 word-of-mouth customers.

He’s also donated a portion of the proceeds to the local community. He was the first participant in a program Entrepreneurship: What does Asperger’s Have to Do With It? program between Launch Longmont and the Temple Grandin School.


Simply put Patrick Apparel not only has a retro cool design, it’s also a conversation starter. The branded apparel gets people talking.

And not only are a portion of the proceeds going back into the local community, the company itself is a model for young entrepreneurs to follow.

Patrick has already sold more than 50 items and delivered more than 90 boxes of cereal to the food bank in North Boulder!

I was able to buy a Patrick Apparel T-Shirt for $18 on the spot via his Square reader but anyone can show support and look good in the process at