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Built on Passion

We catalog the experience of CEOs, founders, and entrepreneurs in the outdoor, fitness, and wellness industry. All of them have a story to tell. This podcast focuses on a different kind of adventure.
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Now displaying: March, 2019
Mar 26, 2019

Josh sits down with Renoun Skis founder Cyrus Schenck. Renoun Skis is a high end-high, high-tech ski company with a one-of-a-kind technology that allows their skis to feel stiffer as you increase your speed. The key to this incredibly innovative technology? Their trademarked HDT or Hyper Dampening Technology which involves using what’s known as a non-newtonian material inlayed into each ski they make. This is something that has NEVER been done in ski construction world so, it’s safe to say this new tech is fairly groundbreaking. Josh had a chance to sit down with Cyrus to get the full scoop on how he decided to deviate from the classic ski building recipe and take a hard left turn with his approach to manufacturing skis.

Mar 19, 2019

Josh sits down with 14th Star Brewing co-founder Steve Gagner. 14th Star Brewing is a brewery is a Veteran owned craft brery in Northern Vermont that, not only dishes out world class beer but, also puts an incredible effort behind philanthropic efforts to give back to both their community and veteran community. Gagner, and his co-founder, Matt Kehaya began this project shortly after coming back from Afghanastan in 2012 and it’s been growing like wild fire ever since. While they’ve taken huge strides in the past few years their goal has stayed the same; to create something that allowed them to be creative and through the sale of their product, to be able to do something to improve their community. Having just expanded to the New York market, it’s safe to say that they’re showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Mar 5, 2019

Josh sits down with Carv co-founder Jamie Grant. Carl is a digital ski coach that uses both hardware and software to track your form, skiing habits, and helps to correct them to give you better skiing form. By inserting the Carv footbed into your boot, data is sent directly to their app to delivery you real-time analysis so you get feedback as your skiing to help with your form. This UK based company first got its start while Grant was getting his Ph.D. in Financial Economics and looking at how machine learning could be applied to financial markets. This spark of excitement prompted Grant to apply this technology to real-world data; and with his love for skiing, it wasn’t long until he found a way to combine the two, creating the spark that started Carv. With more and more technologically advancing being brought to the outdoor sport world we are extraordinarily interested in how this could shape the future of skiing and snowboarding. Join us as we dive down this digital rabbit hole.

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