This podcast episode was originally recorded on February 19, 2019. Since Untapped is a part of our current giveaway we wanted to bring this episode back from the archives. We've cleaned up the audio a bit and hope that you enjoy the episode with co-founder Ted King talking about his journey in building Untapped.
Josh sits down with UnTapped co-founder Ted King. UnTapped makes maple-based energy products. Though you might not think it, that sweet succulent syrup is actually packed with nutrition containing amino acids, electrolytes, antioxidants, as well as being low glycemic source of energy. But why maple syrup? Before King became the maple guru he is now, he was (and still very much is) a professional bike racer, having ridden in just about every race you can think of. Being the only athlete from New England competing in these races, he would often get greeted to new places with quarts of maple syrup by fans to feed his maple obsession. After being fed up for far too long with the rough effects of energy products on the market, Ted resorted to downing maple syrup and in turn discovering the perfect alternative for the processed products he was used to. Since then, UnTapped has blown up and we’re lucky enough to get a front-row seat to the story behind the syrup.
Josh sits down with California Cowboy founder Drew Clark. California Cowboy makes Innovative versions of short sleeve button downs and apres ski shirts. They exist to help you celebrate the togetherness of being outside and have even built some handy functions into the designs of their apparel that seriously capture that spirit. Clark grew up surfing and skiing quite a bit but, was a lot better at socializing and that’s partially where he originally got the inspiration to launch a brand like California Cowboy. He loved the aesthetic and style of vintage surf and ski, wanted to create a brand and product line that focused on bringing people together to focus on the outdoors. With over 15 years in the apparel industry, it’s no surprise that California Cowboy is already starting to become a household name.
Josh sits down with Caliper Foods co-founder Jeremy Goldstein. Caliper Foods makes an odorless and tasteless cannabinoid powder supplement that can be added to your beverages and meal. Caliper got its start in NYC in 2014 by Jeremy and his co founder Justin Singer. Justin’s Grandmother asked him to get her some type of cannabis product to help her with specific ailments (not exactly your typical origin story). Take a listen, as we dive down how grandmas salvation turned into a monumentally game-changing CBD product.
Josh sits down with MountainFLOW founder Peter Arlein. Though it may not be something you think about frequently, the wax on your skis and snowboards doesn’t last forever and commonly ends up in snowpack, and eventually rivers and lakes. MountainFLOW makes plant-based 100% biodegradable ski and snowboard wax with the aim at creating a less impactful wax. They first launched with an anti-stick backcountry spray to keep snow from caking on your skis but, their eco-wax quickly followed suit. When Arlein got into the ski wax game he knew he wanted to take a sustainable approach but, he wasn’t quite sure what that looked like. In this episode we dive a little deeper into how Peter fine-tuned plant-based wax as an environmentally conscious option and what actually goes into the wax your ironing onto your skis.
Josh sits down with Gilson Snow co-founder Nicholas Gilson. Gilson Snow is a brand that by now you’re likely familiar with. They’ve recently hit their sixth year. That’s six years of growth, building, and a whole lotta shredding (not to mention bringing their soft edge tech to the ski-verse). We’re thrilled to have watched Gilson grow and are honored to have Nick Gilson back on the show for a catch up and a bit of a reflection since we last had a chance to chat!