Recorded in my closet during Lockdown. Audio is choppy but the wisdom is real.
In the first Part of this Feature, co-founder and co-inventor of CROSSNET, Chris Meade talks about the early stages of building his brand. Growing up in a small farm town, Chris always dreamed of starting his own company. He moved to New York and worked several jobs that paid the bills but left him feeling exhausted and unfulfilled. Determined to free himself from the drudgery of the 9-to-5, Chris sat down one summer night with his best friend Mike, and brother Greg, to brainstorm ideas. Find out how “4-square volleyball” turned into a multi-million dollar phenomenon. This is the story of CROSSNET.
In part one, Chris talks about His personal journey from growing up in a small town to working for Uber Eats in New York and dreaming of starting his own business, How he came up with the concept of CROSSNET with his best friend Mike and brother Greg, How they used 2 badminton nets to design the prototype, What led to the big decision to quit their jobs and move to Miami, How they sold their first 50 units and were able to jump to 2,500 units per order, How they scaled from $80,000 annual sales to over $12 million in just two years.