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020: Creating the Next Great American Sport with Spikeball Founder Chris Ruder

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Chris Ruder is the founder of Spikeball. Chris knew early on he did not want a desk job which led him to get a photojournalism degree. After graduating, Chris had the realization there weren’t a ton of ways to make a good living with it and one thing led to another, and he found himself in sales. Chris was a successful salesman I should add, but he wanted to do more than just hit his next quota. Learn how a trip to Hawaii with old friends sparked the idea to revive an old childhood game, and how Chris started Spikeball at night after his sales job with a wife and three kids at home. We also dive deep into his experience on the hit show Shark Tank and so much more… On today’s episode, Chris and I discuss Having the recognition that he wanted more in life than just hitting quotas Why it took Chris 3 years to launch Spikeball after the initial idea Preparing to be on Shark Tank What it means to Chris to create what he has now with Spikeball And much more… Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher Visit https://www.ubpath.com/ for a full breakdown and my 3 Big Takeaways Spikeball Website: https://spikeball.com/ You can find Chris and Spikeball at: Twitter: @spikeballchris Twitter: @Spikeball Instagram: spikeball Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spikeball/ Sponsor: Bighorn Apparel Drawing inspiration from their Denver, Colorado hometown, Bighorn owns the line between everyday urban style and the tough, mountain look. Their up for anything approach has created a versatile brand that’s appropriate for any type of situation. Bighorn aims to empower the consumer by using environmentally friendly materials that are produced in a responsible manner. They strive to find the connection between tough, sustainable, and stylish in their durable clothing line. Use promo code “ubpath” at checkout on the website at https://www.wearbighorn.com/ to receive 25% off your order.