This episode is with Rumpl Founder and CEO Wylie Robinson. Wylie tells us how he got into backpacking and camping as a kid and how Rumpl got started. Wylie also dropped some generous Rumpl love on Outdoor Biz Podcast listeners, listen through to the end to find out what it is. Thanks very much Wylie!
His first exposure to the outdoors was through his Dad. Wylies Dad got him into the outdoors camping and backpacking. His Dad lived on the kalalau trail in kauai. Wylie hiked the trail with his Dad when he was about six years old.
Spent a lot of time around the bay area hiking, mountain biking and surfing growing up.
Things we talked about
The Rumpl Kickstarter launch and first manufacturing
How Rumpl began selling.
if you’re just starting out as an entry level start up and haven’t launched yet, hustle as hard as possible
if you’re gaining traction learn how to say no
Other Outdoor Activities
still rides,backpacks, surf, ski
camping in his westfalia
Change by Design by Tim Brown
Question Storming byFrank Wilczek
Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold
Let my People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelley
The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
The Compass and the Nail by Craig Wilson
Traction by Gino Wickman
Kellogg on Branding by The Kellogg School of Management
Best Gear Purchase under $100
also a Crazy Creek sleeves to turn your sleeping pad into a chair
Apps, Tools, Podcasts
takes a lot of people out for coffee or beers and gets a lot of motivation from Rumpl advisory board
also meets with a management coach
Connect with Wylie