Show #283 – January 31, 2016
Guests: Gold medal Cyclist and industry maven Hugh Walton; 4-time successful Kickstarter inventor Brian Davis
Canadian born Hugh Walton holds 12 gold medals, qualified for 2 Olympics, won over 100 professional bicycle races, and made Pearl Izumi a household name. **
We get to explore his history as a pro cyclist as well as his long and successful career in the bicycle industry – working with Raleigh, Pearl Izumi, Hind, and Mavic.
Hugh suffered a stroke 4 years ago and after recuperating and getting back on a bike, he’s about to come back with a new on-line apparel concept. Waltoncustom.com will launch on February 15th and offer the customer a one-off jersey – digitally printed – in three weeks!
The conversation is lively, fun, and truly fascinating.
** Note: There are not many articles or much history about Hugh on line.
After a break and our weekly news round-up, we talk with a 4-time Kickstarter winner Brian Davis. He finds his inspiration from the things that annoy him while riding his bike and, from his first project, The FixItStiks to his latest product The Weatherneck, Brian understands what makes a great product AND a successful crowd-funding campaign.
He also offers anyone who is thinking of starting a crowd-funding project his 49 Tips to a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign – sharing his successful ideas because he can!
Learned a lot from this one!