19 min

Launching a medical device company leads to some big lessons learned My Biggest Lessons with Chris Meade

    • Entrepreneurship

Sweating is hard to stop unless you are always wearing deodorant or spend money on Botox. Mathieu Mireault is the co-founder and marketing director at Dermadry. The world's leading manufacturer of iontophoresis machines for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating that affects approximately 1 in 20 people worldwide.
Key moments in this episode
3:00 Figuring out how to start a business when you have no experience
6:00 Knowing your competition's weakness (that can be your strength). Especially in older industries
7:30 Dealing with the microchip shortage.
10:30 Self financing a medical device company through banks and government grants
11:30 Working with Health Canada to be able to sell the devices on the website and through retailers like Costco.
13:00 Finding loopholes that allow you to sell and expand.
16:00 Focusing on organic vs paid Tik Tok content
17:50 What Matt would do differently (setting more realistic goals)
Sign up for Chris' weekly newsletter https://chrismeade.beehiiv.com/subscribe (Cross Commerce) here, and connect with him on https://twitter.com/chrismeadej (Twitter) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/cjmeade/ (Linkedin).
Chris Meade is the co-founder and CMO of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. Chris was honored with Forbes 30U30 for the 2021 Sports category. CROSSNET combines elements of the childhood game four square and volleyball in a competitive game to 11, win by 2. CROSSNET is now available at 3000+ retail stores such as Walmart, Target, DICKS, Academy Sports, Sam’s Club and 20+ other retailers.

Sweating is hard to stop unless you are always wearing deodorant or spend money on Botox. Mathieu Mireault is the co-founder and marketing director at Dermadry. The world's leading manufacturer of iontophoresis machines for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, a medical condition characterized by excessive sweating that affects approximately 1 in 20 people worldwide.
Key moments in this episode
3:00 Figuring out how to start a business when you have no experience
6:00 Knowing your competition's weakness (that can be your strength). Especially in older industries
7:30 Dealing with the microchip shortage.
10:30 Self financing a medical device company through banks and government grants
11:30 Working with Health Canada to be able to sell the devices on the website and through retailers like Costco.
13:00 Finding loopholes that allow you to sell and expand.
16:00 Focusing on organic vs paid Tik Tok content
17:50 What Matt would do differently (setting more realistic goals)
Sign up for Chris' weekly newsletter https://chrismeade.beehiiv.com/subscribe (Cross Commerce) here, and connect with him on https://twitter.com/chrismeadej (Twitter) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/cjmeade/ (Linkedin).
Chris Meade is the co-founder and CMO of CROSSNET, the world’s first four-way volleyball game. Chris was honored with Forbes 30U30 for the 2021 Sports category. CROSSNET combines elements of the childhood game four square and volleyball in a competitive game to 11, win by 2. CROSSNET is now available at 3000+ retail stores such as Walmart, Target, DICKS, Academy Sports, Sam’s Club and 20+ other retailers.

19 min