Behind the Scenes of Shark Tank and Disrupting the Surfing Industry with Stephan Aarstol – TCE 040

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A few weeks ago I was at an entrepreneur dinner in San Diego that my friend Jason Gaignard who runs mastermind talks threw.

It was a collection of amazing people and where I met today’s guest Stephan Aarstol.

Once I found out that Stephan’s company Tower Paddle Boards was the fastest growing company in San Diego and named one of the top 10 companies to ever be on Shark Tank I knew I needed to have him on the show. It didn’t hurt that I love paddle boarding and was curious how to start a surfing company.

Today Stephan is going to share how we went from a dude with limited to no surfing experience to starting one of the most thriving companies in the industry. He shares his process for starting Tower paddle boards as a behind the scenes look at what really happens when you get on shark tank.

I definitely learned a few new things and this conversation is jam packed with a ton of ideas I’ve never heard before. Let’s dive in with Stephan Aarstol.


What You’ll Learn By Listening

  • How Stephan started Tower Paddle Boards
  • His business selection criteria and why entrepreneurs should be patient
  • A framework for disrupting existing ecommerce verticals that Stephan used
  • A behind the scenes look at the shark tank experience
  • Where investors like Mark Cuban add value to your company and what it’s like to actually work with him
  • The insanely smart strategy that Stephan used to create value for his company in an expected place after being on Shark Tank
  • A primer on going from manufacturing abroad to starting your own manufacturing facility here in the United States

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For more on Stephan check him out on Twitter @StephanAarstol and at Tower Paddle Boards .

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