Michael Klepacz served in the US Air Force, is a disabled American veteran and is now a Global Hemp Entrepreneur building a hemp startup and manufacturing company in Warsaw Poland. He actually used the GI bill to get a masters degree and as seed capital to fund his hemp startup with just $10,000.
His entrepreneurial journey involves patent infringement, failure and ultimately to his current path of manufacturing and selling hemp dog collars, guitar straps and soon to be yoga mats into the US.
We also talk about the startup ecosystem in Warsaw. Michael is the first podcast guest that is living in Poland and he definitely provides some insight into what its like to live there, to start a business there as a foreigner and why large multinational companies are now opening up offices there.
In this episode we discuss…
His military life in the US Air Force.
How his injuries in the military allowed him to reinvent first as an English Teacher.
Using the GI bill to get a masters degree
Using the seed capital to fund his hemp startup with $10,000 and ultimately earned the title of Hemp Entrepreneur
The legal challenges getting hemp into the US.
Selling hemp products on Amazon
Amazon FBA versus having a warehouse and merchant fulfilling his e-commerce store on Amazon
The Warsaw Poland startup ecosystem.
Fortune 500 companies are opening massive offices in Warsaw…but why? We cover that too.
The main uses of hemp and how he manufactures dog collars, guitar straps and yoga mats.
Mentioned in this episode…
JohnnyFD motivating him to manufacture hemp products for other companies. Check out podcast episode #45 with JohnnyFD $325K Online Entrepreneur Shares His Strategies and Travels the World
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