Where's Willie?
Where's Willie?
Sep 10, 2020
#27 Inventing the World’s First Four-Way Volleyball Game with Chris Meade, Co-Founder of CROSSNET
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Sometimes you get an idea that seems so good you’re sure it exists already. Today’s guest is Chris Meade and when he got the idea for CROSSNET he had that same thought, except that after googling it, he found nothing! CROSSNET is the world’s first four-way volleyball game and since its conception in 2017 it has grown to become the fastest-selling consumer product in North America, partnering with giants like Walmart, Amazon, and Wilson. Today we were lucky enough to get Chris, now a celebrity and a Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee, on the show to talk about how he came up with the idea and what it has been like in the driver’s seat as CROSSNET has ballooned in the last three years. Chris talks about growing up in Woodstock, Connecticut, a small town where kids needed to make their own games up if they wanted to have a good time, and how he came up with the idea for CROSSNET one night while he was burned out working for Uber in New York. Chris explains the simplicity of how CROSSNET works and then we take a deep dive with him into the process and timeline of growing the business, starting with the design blueprint to finding manufacturers, making millions of dollars, and partnering with major retailers and e-commerce sites. Along with this, we talk to Chris about what it isreally like scaling the business behind such a picture-perfect story, and what is in store for CROSSNET as far as partnering with celebrities and famous brands, and Chris’s dream for it to become a globally recognized sport. Be sure to tune in!

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