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203 How To Be A Bootstrap Entrepreneur On A Mission w/ Thousand Helmets CEO Gloria Hwang

Wednesday 24th February 2021
203 How To Be A Bootstrap Entrepreneur On A Mission w/ Thousand Helmets CEO Gloria Hwang

Gloria Hwang was a long time cyclist who never wore a helmet. She thought they were too bulky, inconvenient, and space-agey looking. Then, a friend of hers died in a bike accident. She decided something had to be done about helmets. Gloria, a savvy professional who’s been working for five years inside the legendary Tom’s shoes, saw the new mobility category designed right in front of her eyes.

With a very small amount of money and a Kickstarter campaign, she started Thousand Helmets. In this episode, we talk about Gloria’s story, as an entrepreneur and category designer and her mission of saving lives.

Bio:

After 5 years at Tom’s, as a Social Innovation Manager Gloria Hwang founded Thousand Helmets and serves as CEO.

Links:

Thousand Helmets – Our Story

Instagram: @explorethousand

Twitter: @explorethousand

Linkedin: Gloria Hwang

Designer Spotlight: Thousand Bike Helmets Become A Stylish Safety Accessory

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