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Nick Symmonds didn’t have all the advantages that athletes at top tier schools had, but that did not stop him from becoming an Olympic athlete, twice! And, Nick’s can-do, work hard, never-give-up, Olympic attitude has translated into the building of a company that is changing the way athletes approach performance. You’ll be inspired by his grit and the candid conversation we had during this interview. He discusses:
- The challenges of shifting from an individual, Olympic sport to the team sport of business
- How his need for structure competed with the need for startup flexibility and patience
- Why role clarity is so important as your startup grows
- How getting his team outdoors helps them overcome overwhelm
Name: Nick Symmonds, Co-Founder & CEO
Company: Run Gum
Headquartered In: Eugene, Oregon
Powerful Promise of Value: Run Gum is a functional energy gum designed to provide you with various performance benefits including energy, stamina, and focus.
Sponsored by: Trail Team 10
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