S2 E019: Jake McHenry | Co-Founder and CEO of Float
How They're Here
This week you'll hear the first part of a two part series chronicling the start of Minnesota-based tech start-up, Float. CEO and Co-Founder of Float, Jake McHenry, describe the web-based service as the "Airbnb of boats," which simply allows boat owners to rent out their boats when they're not using them. Jake's story is one grounded in entrepreneurship, work and constant progress and it started younger than most as he began working for his parent's ballroom dance studio around the age of 5. From there, his entrepreneurial ambitions grew, although briefly side-tracked during his time in school and working at Target. But even as he was pursuing a more "traditional" career, the wheels never stoped turning and him and his co-founder / life-long friend, Ross Larson (next week's episode), and an epiphany struck while in an MBA class here at Carlson for peer-to-peer rentals for boats. Hear the whole story, and the mindset that got him here in this week's episode! Get a FREE $5 -> https://cash.app/app/CSDFRPD Check out my gear -> https://kit.com/howtheyrehere/podcast-setup Earn a free stock -> https://act.webull.com/promotion/invitation/share.html?inviteCode=VRufndUhOqUU
Jake and Ross are the co-founders of Float - the Airbnb for boats. As many of you know, we are two guys who are not from MN, do not have a cabin, nor a boat (yet) and only experience lake life when our friends are nice enough to have us over. Float is everything we need to get us on more lakes next summer and we're excited to say the least. From living in basement of Jake's parents house, to leasing out their own boats as a beta-test, to now building out their platform on multiple lakes around MN this past summer, the Float boys have an incredible story. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E35 - Let's Float (feat. Jake McHenry & Ross Larson)*
Ross Larson and Jake McHenry, are the founder’s of Float. The two Minnesota Natives started Float in 2017 which was created to make boating accessible to everyone. Own a boat that sits dormant in the Land of 10,000 Lakes? Through Float, boat owners now have the opportunity to monetize their underutilized assets - turning their boat into a passive income generating machine. Full throttling to 2019, both are pursuing Float full-time and plan to change the way you look at your floating asset.