Carly Simenauer: Strapt Vending and FemTech Innovation

Episode 62

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Jeff Bond is the CEO and Executive Producer of Chat With Leaders Media, the Atlanta-based production agency on a mission to help purpose-driven business leaders launch their own podcasts, cultivate authentic relationships with key stakeholders, grow revenue, reduce attrition, and maximize their capacity towards social impact. His vision is to elevate purpose-driven business leaders as a force for good that sustains and unifies our communities while empowering our next generation to carry that torch.

As a former business consultant helping other companies thrive early on in her career, Carly grew eager to bring about change closer to home. Following her BBA at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and three years in IBM’s Global Business Services practice, she decided to pursue her passion for design through Georgia Tech’s Industrial Design Master’s program where her idea for Strapt eventually took root. Through her own personal experiences and a growing awareness of the menstrual inequity many young women face, she grew determined to apply her passions for both entrepreneurship and design to expanding access to menstrual products. She’s dedicated and excited to grow Strapt and achieve this mission through forward-thinking innovation in the world of feminine hygiene.

Chat Highlights

  1. Why do you think traditional tampon dispensers have gone on for so long without a much-needed 21st-century upgrade?
  2. Given that over half our world’s population has to deal with feminine hygiene accessibility at multiple points in their lives, where do you start in order to eventually scale your IoT solution into this enormous market?
  3. What is Strapt Vending’s key value proposition to both facilities and feminine hygiene brands?
  4. Why did you decide to leave your corporate career to become an entrepreneur and attack this problem specifically?
  5. What have been the biggest lessons learned thus far since starting Strapt and what’s your long term vision going forward?

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