September 5, 2023

Exploring the Outdoor Journey and Entrepreneurship with Andrew Jay from Dakota Lithium [EP 400]

Show Notes

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Rick Saez
Exploring the Outdoor Journey and Entrepreneurship with Andrew Jay from Dakota Lithium [EP 400]
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Welcome to episode 400 of The Outdoor Biz Podcast, brought to you this week by Freshbooks. Dakota Lithium CEO Andrew Jay joins us to share how we each have the opportunity to change how our communities use energy.

Show Notes

[00:01:56] Outdoor upbringing on San Juan Island, seeking role models in nature.

[00:04:38] Interesting life chapter: backpacking, Canada, climbing, Africa, stability.

[00:07:17] 7 years working, kids, childhood education, Scandinavian forest schools.

00:7:23 created Tiny Trees Preschool

[00:10:17] Innovative electric bike creator, hill topper bikes rapidly succeeds.

[00:14:45] Developed kayak fan generating electricity with solar panel.

[00:18:07] Dakota Lithium really stands out as the longest lasting batteries with 11-year warranty.

[00:21:16] Sales grew during the pandemic, surprising expectations.

[00:24:36] Motorcycle batteries last 10-15 years with warranty.

[00:26:20] Family camping trips, rock climbing enthusiast. Steep, well-protected climbs.

[27:15:08] Andrew’s Advice for folks wanting to get into the outdoor biz or bootstrap something like he did?

[00:28:54] Climbinghosen, similar to a German Lederhosen.

[00:29:33] Favorite piece of outdoor gear under 100?

[00:31:21] We’re offering a 10% discount code to podcast listeners. So you can use the code ‘OUTDOORBIZ’ At DakotaLithium. com, you get 10% off your next order.

Follow up with Andrew: “You can find me on dakotalithium.com. You can just search for “energy” or CEO. You can also find me on LinkedIn.”

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