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James: “You want to start a company?”

Me: “Yeah let’s do it.”

(clinks beers)

This is how GearCommons, a peer to peer outdoor gear sharing community started back in 2013. I had just paid off my student loans as a host on Airbnb and was coming off the high of running a snowshoe marathon in Vermont with my good friend James. Somewhere in the stupor of that race, a lightbulb went off above our heads: Sharing + Outdoors = Profit. …

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