10 – NHL Athlete’s Safety, Innovative Foot Protection, and Founding Multiple Startups

Aug 20, 2019 | Fitness & Nutrition, Manitoba, Product, Season 1

This week on START Podcast, we speak with Steven Pham & Matt Olson, Founders of Askja, an innovative protective technology company focused on skate armor for hockey players. Their custom fit carbon fiber gear was quickly adopted by the NHL due in part to the founders extensive networking efforts within Manitoba. They discuss prototype testing with the Winnipeg Jets and the surprisingly low barriers to entry. When it comes to starting a business, Askja would rather ask forgiveness than permission. This mentality has proved successful in the fast paced world of innovative tech.

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