News Archive 2009-2018

Smathers and Branson, ‘Hot Dorm-Room Startup’ (Fortune) Archives

Austin Branson '04 and Peter Smathers '04

Peter Smathers Carter ’04 and Austin Branson ’04 founded their eponymous company from a Bowdoin dorm room in 2003.

Since that humble beginning, the former roommies have garnered significant attention for their unique, stylish needlepoint belts, key fobs, and wallets, and Fortune recently listed Smathers and Branson on a list of “6 hot dorm-room startups.”