This episode of the Plant Proof podcast features Jake Mckeon, founder of Coconutbowls.com. Jake’s story is one of both perseverance and dedication and offers insight into how you can use failed start ups to build something truly great. From working a 9-5 office job and a string of ‘failed’ or ‘semi-failed’ start ups Jake has gone on to create an astronomical business that has reclaimed and sold 100’s of thousands of Coconut Bowls in just the first two years of operating. Coconut Bowls now sell online and in retail reaching customers in over 50 countries and have an annual operating revenue in the millions of dollars growing at 500% year on year. And the greatest part of this is that Jake’s passion and spirit to continue to find ways to reduce waste and epicycle goods has just been ignited.
I hope you enjoy the podcast. This was a bit of a test run so take it easy on me haha. I will 100% have to get Jake back on the podcast in the future and learn more about the new product development he has in store – he’s got some more ‘upcycle’ based products which are currently under wraps and sound very exciting!
From here with future conversations on the Plant Proof podcast I will dig deeper into plant based nutrition with experts in the medical field, chat with elite athlete’s who live a plant based lifestyle, talk business with entrepreneurs in this health and wellness space and have a chit chat with any inspirational person that is helping change the world for the better whom I think has a story that you will enjoy. So be sure to subscribe on iTunes and share with any friends or family members.
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