PODCAST: REDWOOD FORUM INTERVIEW 8

Product Innovator and Designer, Adam Vollmer, Harnesses Novel Technologies to Open New Horizons for Consumers.

Adam Vollmer is a multidisciplinary design and engineering executive with a track record of creative problem solving, initiative, leadership, and impact.

Formerly a senior engineer in IDEO’s Palo Alto office, Adam brings years of expertise in medical device design and biotechnology, as well as a passion for designing considered products and services that responsibly address pressing human needs. During his time at IDEO, insights around disrupting and democratizing transportation led Adam to found Faraday Bicycles, a trailblazing electric bicycle brand. Faraday’s design-forward, consumer-centric approach to building both product and brand helped catalyze the rapid growth of the US ebike market into the multi-billion industry that it is today. Faraday was acquired by Pon Holdings in 2016.

Currently, Adam is a Systems Engineer and technical lead with Nike’s NXT Smart Systems group. Smart Systems synthesizes consumer electronic expertise with Nike shoe and apparel design to bring smart, embedded technology to Nike products and help advance the future of sport.

Podcast Co-Hosts

Marcus V Colombano, Pineapple
Red Rainey, @findredrainey

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Faraday Bicycles

There is something to be said for not knowing exactly how hard it’s going to be when you get into it. A healthy dash of naiveté goes a long way.”

Adam Vollmer, Founder Faraday Bicycles

About The Outpost Redwood Forum

For Outpost’s 2018 flagship event, Pineapple produced and hosted the Redwood Forum. As the business track for the event, Pineapple led an open discussion with industry insiders who shed light on business growth, market risks, and brand partnerships. They contributed anecdotal tales of past experience and broader insights from their current positions. As a forum, the panel and Outpost attendees joined in an interactive conversation to discuss key themes and related insights.

Open and engaging, the forums were held in a redwood grove in the middle of Camp Navarro, with the panelist and attendees at the same level. Instead of leading conversation from the front, the conversation was interactive, and started from topics contributed by the attendees. In the end, attendees talked as much as panelists, answering questions and contributing their experience to the conversation.

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