Ep #060 - How to Assemble an A-Team w/ Stryve Co-Founder Gabe Carimi
How does a former pro NFL player launch one of the fastest growing meat snacks in the country? If you think it's only because he was a celebrity athlete, think again. Stryve Biltong co-founder Gabe Carimi switched gears from playing for the Atlanta Falcons to assembling a team of business all stars and working both smart and hard. This episode is packed with advice for anyone launching a consumer packaged good, but especially one in the food or beverage space. This is an extremely wide ranging conversation - we talk about: finding the right partners acquiring manufacturing stifling competition getting into major retail chains marketing and sampling why direct-to-consumer online sales isn't the future they're chasing. Here's another interesting thing: All three co-founders are very, very wealthy. So why did they take on outside investment capital? Also, what the heck is Biltong? If you've ever wondered what it takes to bring a food product to market, our conversation will open your eyes! For full show notes, links and images, check out this show's post at https://wp.me/p8iNgs-kP and find every episode at TheBuildCycle.com/Podcast. Be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast FM, or wherever you listen to podcasts and leave a review and rating! And let me know who you'd like to hear interviewed...just message me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.