035: Stephan Jacob, Founder/COO, Cotopaxi
Stephan Jacob, Official Photo

035: Stephan Jacob, Founder/COO, Cotopaxi

“We believed in the power of business, building a profitable business.
But then dedicating a portion of those profits to do good, and make a difference in the world.”

“I think it’s in human nature to want to create, and I think entrepreneurship is a wonderful way to fulfill that.”

“There’s something just so deeply rewarding (scary, but deeply rewarding), about shaping your own destiny”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

My name is Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Stephan Jacob, the Founder and COO of Cotopaxi, a company that creates innovative outdoor goods, apparel, and experiences. Cotopaxi as a business also funds sustainable poverty relief.

Listen to what Stephan had to say about building an innovative outdoor product company, going on adventures, and doing good every step of the way.


Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 035 with Stephan Jacob.

Check out Cotopaxi’s outdoor goods and apparel at cotopaxi.com. I’d personally recommend getting a Luzon Del Dia Backpack – I have one and it’s rad. Their partners in the Philippines pick all the colors and no two bags are alike. Cotopaxi.com also has a bunch of other awesome stuff too for any adventure.

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Until next week, in the meantime, always do.