Slow Guy On The Fast Ride

Episode 1: Ottolock's bumpy startup journey

November 01, 2021 Dan Cavallari Season 1 Episode 1
Slow Guy On The Fast Ride
Episode 1: Ottolock's bumpy startup journey
Show Notes

Welcome to the very first episode of the Slow Guy on the Fast Ride podcast!

Today, host Dan Cavallari heads up to Oregon to chat with the founders of Ottolock: Jake VanderZanden and Jacob Rathe.

The Ottolock is a unique beast, unlike any other bike lock on the market. It's handmade in the USA, and that's not even the coolest part of the story. Jake and Jacob give us a history lesson on how the idea for Ottolock came about, and what the pair had to do to get the company started. As it turns out, there was incredible interest in a portable lock that fits in a jersey pocket, but which also actually secures your bike away from opportunist thieves.

Hear about the ups and downs of the startup process, and how each Ottolock is made by hand in the Wilsonville, Oregon facility.

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