Our Story

Our Story

Our founder, Heidi Knoblauch, left academia to start a restaurant in her hometown of Troy, N.Y. The restaurant was successful, but a few months after opening Heidi realized that she had a big paper problem on her hands.

Over 90% of her payments were with credit or debit cards. Each one of those payments generated a receipt that Heidi needed to keep for 18 months.

To solve the problem Heidi started scanning her own receipts and with a little programming she started to assemble some valuable data her point of sale system could not give her.

Now, Heidi is determined to help other restaurant owners solve their paper problem with Receipt HQ.

A love for the hospitality industry motivated her to start a restaurant and now her love for organization and productivity motivates her to start Receipt HQ. 

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Receipt HQ has received support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the I-Corps Program at the The Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Proud to be a member of the 30 Club and run Receipt HQ out of the Troy Innovation Garage and Bull Moose Club.