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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 26, 2018

Matt sits down with his partners and ReddyYeti co-founders Josh Salvo and Drew Pfundstein. What you have come to know and love as ReddyYeti is truthfully a second version. Before nailing our vision for ReddyYeti, various ventures (and in some cases failures) were taken to get to where we are now. In this episode the ReddyYeti team explores the history of ReddyYeti starting from Josh and Drew diving down the proverbial rabbit hole of previous ventures as well as some background on what sparked Reddy Yeti 2.0 (That’s right… there was, indeed, a first edition of ReddyYeti)

Jun 19, 2018

Josh sits down with GoSun founder Patrick Sherwin. GoSun makes solar powered stoves that operates without any type of fuel, just the power of the sun! Sherwin is no stranger to the power of solar technology. Having spent an impressive amount of time in the solar industry, it wasn’t until a previous career path would push him towards the idea of letting the sun cook your food. GoSun is not only a pioneer of this breakthrough solar cooking technology but is also pursuing products in addition to their solar kitchen technology. Join us as we dive into the inspirational spark behind GoSun and see what other products are in the pipeline for the culinary powerhouse!

Jun 12, 2018

Josh sits down with Shwood Eyewear co-founder Phil Peterson. Shwood Eyewear are the makers of the original wooden sunglasses. Peterson first was inspired in creating his first pair of wooden sunglasses after “borrowing” a branch from a neighbors madrone tree. After getting phenomenal feedback (and some requests) on that first pair, it wasn’t long until Shwood progressed to work with quite a few varieties wood. Follow along on this weeks episode as Phil shares some of the twists, turns, ups, and downs of creating Shwood and the original wooden sunglasses

Jun 5, 2018

Josh sits down with Montem Outdoor Gear co-founder Joseph Passalacqua. Montem creates gear that was crafted with all the best parts of your favorite gear without any of the downsides and at a fraction of the cost. Although Passalacqua was born and raised in NYC he still was able to keep his passion for the outdoors alive especially after being introduced to his partner and fellow hiking finatic, Kevin Urrutia. It wasn’t long after that the two took a step back to look at the state of affair of outdoor gear in the market. After testing critically and physically testing various brands, they took note of the things they liked, the things they didn’t like, and started craft their first product, Ultra Strong Trekking Poles. Since then, they’ve add quite an impressive array of products all with the mindset of pushing the envelope on gear quality set at a competitive price point. Join us as we discuss the past present and future of Montem Outdoor Gear!

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