Running Reinvented with ElliptiGO CEO Bryan Pate

By August 2, 2018Podcast

In 2005, during his federal court clerkship, Bryan Pate approached Brent Teal, a friend and former Palomar co-worker, with the idea for the ElliptiGO. In 2008, after three years of working with Brent on designing, developing, and testing prototypes, Bryan left McKinsey to work full-time on the ElliptiGO project. Bryan and Brent co-founded ElliptiGO Inc. at the end of 2008 to commercialize the world’s first elliptical bicycle. As the company CEO, Bryan leads the company’s corporate strategy.

Bryan is a named inventor on more than twenty issued patents and an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed numerous running, cycling and triathlon events, including Ironman Florida.


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TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
0:43 HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN ENDURANCE SPORTS?
6:14 HOW DID ElliptiGO BEGIN?
12:42 WHY ElliptiGO WAS DESIGNED FOR RUNNERS
18:06 HOW ElliptiGO CREATED A NEW INDUSTRY FOR RUNNERS
21:56 WHY ELITE RUNNERS ARE USING ElliptiGO AS A PERFORMANCE TOOL
26:34 ElliptiGO’s BENEFITS FOR RUNNERS
28:00 HOW ElliptiGO EMPOWERS RUNNERS TO TRAIN LIKE CYCLISTS
31:54 USING ElliptiGO FOR CLIMBING TRAINING IN FLAT ENVIRONMENTS
34:28 HOW THE ElliptiGO HAS EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS
43:40 ElliptiGO SUCCESS STORIES FOR EVERYDAY RUNNERS
46:50 THE EMERGING ElliptiGO COMMUNITY
50:06 THE COMMUNITY FUELED GROWTH OF ElliptiGO
54:18 HOW CAN SOMEONE TEST RIDE AN ElliptiGO?

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS:
ElliptiGO was designed to recreate the running experience without impact.
ElliptiGO can provide climbing training in flat environments.
Lack of impact accelerates a runners recovery system.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Official ElliptiGO Website

GUEST BIOGRAPHY:  BRYAN PATE
Bryan earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Earth Systems from Stanford University in 1995. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. As a Marine Officer, Bryan led a platoon of Scout Snipers during a deployment to the Persian Gulf and also served as an intelligence officer on an admiral’s staff. After the Marines, Bryan accepted a strategic marketing position at semiconductor equipment manufacturer Palomar Technologies, Inc. While at Palomar, Bryan helped lead two new product development efforts. In 2002, Bryan left Palomar to attend Columbia Law School. After graduation, he completed a one-year federal court clerkship and then joined McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm.

In 2005, during his federal court clerkship, Bryan approached Brent Teal, a friend, and former Palomar co-worker, with the idea for the ElliptiGO. In 2008, after three years of working with Brent on designing, developing, and testing prototypes, Bryan left McKinsey to work full-time on the ElliptiGO project. Bryan and Brent co-founded ElliptiGO Inc. at the end of 2008 to commercialize the world’s first elliptical bicycle. As the company CEO, Bryan leads the company’s corporate strategy.

Bryan is a named inventor on more than twenty issued patents and an accomplished endurance athlete, having completed numerous running, cycling and triathlon events, including Ironman Florida.

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