We would like to introduce you to Stephen Walden. Stephen is from Manhattan Beach, California.
He is the founder of Bosse Tools and the inventor of a whole new concept in shovels. Here is a little
about his company and you can learn more, just go to https://bitly.com/1d54tH8 .
What is Bosse Tools?
Bosse Tools is a company that started as a simple thought, a simple idea based on a simple tool – the shovel. For years, we have grown accustomed to using shovels that make us sore, they make our muscles hurt and leave our backs strained. The simple thought was, “there’s gotta be a better way to do this.” And thus, an idea was born – an ergonomically redesigned shovel.
Stephen Walden, the founder of Bosse Tools, is a 24 year old entrepreneur who is changing the way we think about a shovel and traditional tools. While working in his parents backyard, he labored through hours of strain on his back and arms and thought there had to be a better way. He combined the traditional tool with the ease of use found in a hedge trimmer and took the idea to Loyola Marymount University’s entrepreneurship program where it was quickly validated. After winning the school wide “new venture creation” competition, he went on to win a competition at San Diego State University and also place in competitions at Chapman University, University of North Dakota, and even Harvard University. After graduating, Stephen formed Bosse Tools, and is here seeking your help to reach success!
Bosse Tools is made up of a team of entrepreneurs with a wide array of backgrounds. The founder, Stephen Walden, recently graduated from the LMU Business School with his MBA. He grew up working with his mom in the garden and remodeling homes with his dad, Stephen says “I am no stranger to the shovel!”
Bryson Ishii, head of manufacturing, graduated from LMU in 2009 and now works as the VP of Operations at a Manufacturing firm in LA. Bryson is in charge of the manufacturing specifications, including sourcing raw materials, packaging, assembly, and shipping.
Alex McCloskey is 29 with a degree in materials engineering and currently works as a Advanced Materials and Processes Development analyst for Northrup Grumman. Alex is in charge of deciding specific materials used to create the handles.
Dave Green runs a design/engineering firm in southern California, DG Engineering, and has been in the field of manufacturng for 22 years. Dave is in charge of creating the 3D models and manufacturing designs.
The entire team consulted with WAGIC, based in northern California, which specializes in product innovation and design. Together, Stephen, Bryson, Alex, Dave, and Wagic have put their heads together to bring you Bosse Tools, the ergonomic tool company!
So, explain this shovel
“In a Category of It’s Own”
The problem that exists today is that many individuals finish a day of shoveling with sore backs, wrists, and arms from twisting and tweaking in unnatural positions – ultimately resulting in lost labor, time, and capital. Our shovels utilize the body’s strongest muscles to alleviate these issues by returning you to a more natural position. Bosse Tools provides an ergonomic benefit for its users.
“The Bosse Benefits”
To be more specific, these shovels improve posture to reduce back strain, they relieve wrist pain by taking the wrist out of a pronated position, and they minimize shoulder injury by making sure lifting tasks are two-handed and in front of the body, which evenly distributes the loads across the shoulders and chest.
“Revolutionary Rotating Center Handle”
The center handle rotates, allowing you to customize your hand position for any job or task. Imagine shoveling snow out of a driveway or filling a wheel barrow with dirt. By angling the handle towards the place where you will pitch the snow or dirt, you can do your job in one single motion – dig, scoop, and pitch – all in one.
“U-Shaped Foothold for Ultimate Utility” (If we reach our Stretch Goal of $120,000)
Specific to spade shovels, we have designed a foot stomp that allows for added force to be applied by the foot through the center of the tool. Current shovels force your foot to one side of the tool, but this innovation lets you dig through the center of the shovel head. This feature will only be included if we reach our stretch goal.
Proudly Made in America
At Bosse Tools, we are committed to being Made in America. As American entrepreneurs, we are building tools for the American working man. By manufacturing and assembling our tools right here on our own soil, we feel a deep sense of patriotism. This ultimately adds a level of unmatched quality to our products, and of course, a deep sense of pride as well.