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Bruce: In four, three, two, one. Welcome to another episode of Whitetail Rendezvous. I’m truly excited to have some breaking news, some new technology coming on the scene, that I believe whitetail hunters across the country, well, across North America will be excited hear about. On the podcast today, we have Chad Koch, Odashare, which he is the co-founder and Chad, say hello.
Chad: Hello everybody. Thanks for having us, Bruce.
Bruce: Chad, let’s pick up where we just left off. And tell us about the technology that you are bringing to the hunting community. Or how did you say it, the outdoor adventure sports?
Chad: Yeah, yeah.
Bruce: Tell us what’s going on.
Chad: Sure, so essentially what we’re doing is we’re creating a social network that’s centered more to the outdoor enthusiasts of the world. Some of us think that we’ve noticed with the other social sites is a lot of it is all politics now. There’s even been rumors that Facebook is going to stop allowing people to post pictures of their hunt, the animals that they’ve harvested. So what we are looking to do is we’ve actually created a social network that is centered towards the pictures and videos that people have of anything from bicycling to water sports to hunting, fishing, motorsports, snow sports, you name it, if it’s the outdoors and you’re taking pictures and videos, we have a specific place for you to place those and store all of your images and videos, and really share it within different collective group of people that share the same interest as you.
Bruce: Thank you. Now I believe Scott is your partner? How did you guys get together and decide to do this?
Chad: Well, it’s kind of a funny story. I’m actually dating Scott’s daughter.
Bruce: That’s really [inaudible 00:02:19], I think.
Chad: Yeah, Scott is a very avid outdoorsman, and him and I share a lot of the same interests in that aspect. I’ve always been a nut for technology, and when we started toying with the idea of creating this social website, I guess, before any of the ideas started generating, right away, I just said I’m in. Where do we start? What can we do? What are some of the areas that we think other people are missing out on? And I think the biggest thing was really that nobody had a good, solid, social network for the outdoor enthusiasts. So that was kind of starting point and that was about a year and a half ago now. And it’s been quite a process, but I really think we have something started here, that can really take off. It can really change the way that people share their pictures and videos, not only with friends but others that share the same interest.
Bruce: Now, help me understand how this is different than like having a GoPro camera and downloading it to the social site yourself?
Bruce: Or Instagram having an HD handheld and you just go, “Wow, that’s great,” and then you post it yourself. Explain the differences to me as well as our listeners.
Chad: Sure. I don’t want to give away too many secrets here, but…