Tiffany and Leon Chen started Tiff’s Treats, the nation’s first on-demand, baked-to-order, warm cookie delivery brand, in 1999 as 19-year-old sophomores at the University of Texas at Austin. They started with $20, a cell phone, and a dream, and over the past 20+ years have grown the business to 80 retail distribution locations (and counting) employing more than 1,800 employees, with a valuation over $500 million.
Tiffany and Leon both graduated from the University of Texas in 2001 and live in Austin with their boy/girl twins. In addition to running Tiff’s Treats, they often keynote at events such as SXSW and for companies like Southwest Airlines and Dell Technologies. They’ve been chosen as Ernst and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year and are also investors in dozens of other companies in addition to supporting local nonprofits such as Foster Angels of Central Texas, the Andy Roddick Foundation, and the ConnorMan Foundation