This episode features a conversation with Brian Elliott ’14 and Andrew Wolgemuth ’15, Co-Founders of Wove.
This episode of On Point features a conversation with Brian Elliott ‘14 and Andrew Wolgemuth ‘15, Co-Founders of Wove, a 21st century jeweler bringing the jewelry designer directly to couples for custom engagement ring creation.
Brian Elliott is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for reinventing outdated consumer experiences. At Wove, he focuses on Digital Product, UX and Marketing. He previously worked in two former venture-backed consumer startups. Prior to this, Brian served as a Platoon Leader in the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, leading a team of 40 Special Operators in unconventional environments around the world.
Andrew Wolgemuth grew up in an entrepreneurial environment working at his parents’ jewelry company. After attending West Point and serving as a Platoon Leader in the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment, he attended Stanford GSB’s Ignite Entrepreneurship Program where the idea for Wove was born.
In this episode, Brian and Andrew speak about their varying paths to attending West Point, and discuss how years of military experience are applicable to entrepreneurship and help drive their work. They discuss how the tight knit West Point community helped support their vision and afford them their success. They also talk about how they’re disrupting the engagement ring industry by changing the way people buy engagement rings.
(02:18) Segment: AAR
(04:47) Experiences at West Point
(10:48) Choosing military branches
(16:48) Segment: Sit Rep
(22:52) Starting Wove
(25:23) Where Wove currently stands
(29:30) Most expensive ring sold
(32:29) The process at Wove
(39:44) Segment: SOP
(42:22) Segment: Giving Back
(44:24) What’s next for Wove