This episode features an interview with David Hunt, Founder and CEO at Crossrope, a fun new way to get fit anywhere with a weighted jump rope experience.
David is a 2004 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Entrepreneurial Masters graduate, former Naval Aviator, startup founder, and jump rope enthusiast. With just a library card and an entrepreneurial itch, David was able to overcome a severe injury to focus his energy into creating a company that provides fun, accessible, and impactful workouts with revolutionary jump rope technology.
In this episode, David talks about his life as an aviation pilot in the US Navy, overcoming serious life-changing injuries through passionate entrepreneurship, and the importance of taking calculated risks while also embracing uncertainty.
(01:48) Segment: AAR
(04:52) Experience at the Naval academy
(10:32) David’s initial career
(14:06) Becoming a pilot
(16:42) Entrepreneurship within the Naval academy
(19:44) Experience on active duty
(26:51) Starting Crossrope
(33:03) Transitioning from active duty into Crossrope full-time
(39:48) Lessons for service members
(48:30) The future of Crossrope
(53:17) Final remarks