Mar 15, 2021
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Dan Caldwell, along with Charles Lewis and Tim Katz, founded TapouT, a clothing company aimed toward athletes and mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiasts, in Grand Terrace, California in 1997, and became CEO of the company. TapouT started out of the back of a car selling t-shirts at the underground MMA competitions and classes. Today, Dan continues his entrepreneurship journey as a husband, father, and successful businessman.
In this episode, Dan and Brad uncover Dan’s awesome stories from his time with TapouT as well as stories today that have impacted his life from police officer to multi-millionaire- this is Dan’s story!
00:40 What was TAP OUT
04:14 Bomb 1: $10M people watching
08:40 The UFC starting
11:00 What was the vision?
14:40 The truest story from Dan!
18:00 Dan’s rifle knife invention
24:00 What money can do first time you get it
25:00 Bomb 2: The best feeling in the world is helping your people when you can
27:07 Check out Dan’s podcast “Pretty and Punk Podcast”
28:40: “Us entrepreneur’s are always thinking about what is next.” - Dan Caldwell
30:40: Shout out to Andy Frisella
34:55 Election woes
36:20 The coolest story from Dan
42:03 Why entrepreneurs will save the world
48:35 What Brad would say to Elon Musk
50:15 How many businesses does Dan have?
51:20 “Billionaire Collectibles”
55:40 If you have memorabilia, reach out to Dan
57:04 Shout out to Grant Cardone
01:02:06 Bomb 3: Grateful for all experiences
01:04:55 TapouT TV show
01:10:05 Bomb 4: How can you have a good relationships and build a great business
01:11:35 Follow Dan!
01:12:30 Three pieces of advice from Dan to blow up your brand
01:17: 35 Bomb 5: You cannot fail if you never give up