21: Pierre-Yves Paslier of Skipping Rock Labs - Making Packaging Disappear

Pierre-Yves Paslier, cofounder of Skipping Rock Labs who is behind the viral Ooho sustainable packaging talks about replacing single use plastic water bottles. 

Highlights of the episode:

  • Why there is a need to move a way from current plastic packagings

  • Why crowdfunding is a good way to reach new investors.

  • Challenge of creating a product like Ooho

  • The transition from industry and a Master from Imperial College

  • Creating natural products with the Skipping Rocks Lab approach

Time Stamp:

[00:46] How does the Ooho packaging works?

[01:44] How big is the single-use plastic problem?

[03:00] Barrier in getting people to try out Ooho.

[05:05] Traditional shaped plastic bottles with Pepsi and Coke

[08:06] Are people concerned with hygiene?

[10:09] Bridging the Skipping Rock Labs team together and crowdfunding

[14:33] How to convince investors to invest?

[17:00] Crowdfunding and managing 900+ investors

[19:56] Scaling Ooho to restaurants

[21:47] Biggest challenges

[23:53] What is the vision of Ooho?

Useful link:

Skipping Rock Labs - http://www.skippingrockslab.com/

Pierre-Yves Paslier Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierrepaslier/

Listen to this episode now:

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/ro/podcast/21-pierre-yves-paslier-skipping-rock-labs-making-packaging/id1290523873?i=1000428426935

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0yM5MWpc2aSxUktLrKcVvw

Cristina Tihoi