In fundraising, you have to be really confident in what you're doing to ask someone for money.
One of the best goal scorers of the modern era, this 6'5 250 pound attackman has played professionally in Colorado, Maryland, Philadelphia, and New York. He won a Gold Medal at the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, and co-founded Hex Performance, a athleisure detergent designed for the active person.
As a pro lacrosse player and entrepreneur, Drew Westervelt spends close to half of his time in transit; from playing in games, to raising money for his business, testing product, and meeting with retailers. In between, Drew discovered that traditional detergent was no longer effective for cleaning our synthetic workout fabrics - so he found a solution.
I love the ingenuity of athletes that crossover into business. They attack a concept much like they would their physical training or opposition's defensive schemes. Drew gives us an inside look at the ebbs and flows of entrepreneurship, and which acquired skillsets in sports have aided his entrepreneurial spirit.
|9:40||Athletics and academics|
|16:20||Transitioning to pro lacrosse|
|22:00||Staying dynamic as an athlete|
|25:25||Story behind Hex Performance|
|42:00||Marketing and educating your audience|
|52:10||Selling products online|
|55:15||Self education and mindfulness|
|58:45||Favorite travel destinations|
- The Oddessey School
- Hex Performance - Use code RABIL for 20% off
- The Slight Edge
- Paul Rabil and Drew Westervelt Throw a Lacrosse Ball Across Baltimore Harbor
Jul 17, 2017
How We Built This Podcast