Dave Colina co-founded O2 Oxygenated Natural Recovery drink in Columbus in 2014, because him and his partner were sick of unhealthy sports and energy drinks. With electrolytes, natural caffeine, and added oxygen to help your body process toxins faster, O2 helps you recover from everything you give your all – your workout, your family, your job – so you can get back out there feeling refreshed, revitalized, and reborn. In this episode, Dave takes us through his childhood, making the leap to entrepreneurship (leaving a very comfortable corporate job), how him and his partner created O2 (in granular detail), and what the future looks like for him and his team at the company!
(00:00:00) O2 Co-Founder, Dave Colina
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(00:02:00) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:45) Childhood and upbringing
(00:14:00) First job out of college & learning to effectively communicate to executives
(00:18:30) Transitioning from corporate job to creating O2
(00:25:00) The 5-year process of taking O2 from ideation to creation
(00:33:00) O2’s official launch date & making it without a steady paycheck
(00:36:00) How O2 has evolved since its creation, and how Dave’s role has changed
(00:41:00) Scaling the company while controlling the brand image & reputation
(00:44:00) Finding O2’s space in CrossFit, WholeFoods, and Krogers
(00:46:00) Dave and O2’s plans and goals for the future
(00:49:00) Live Uncomfortably
(00:51:00) Closing remarks
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