Hamish


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Hamish is an American entrepreneur. Hamish started Bay Sports in 2017 and is based in Sydney, Australia.[1]

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Company

Bay Sports

Location

Sydney, Australia

Career

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Bay Sports

Hamish started Bay Sports in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Bay Sports?

It all started with a tandem kayak back in 2012. We were the horse races with our family, talking about a guy up in the mountains was flogging off kayaks dirt cheap out of a warehouse.

My business partner bought a kayak from him at half the price the identical item was in a big retail shop. Living on the beaches in Sydney, I'd see people every day kayaking around the harbour - and lots of them. Seeing the opportunity, and our idea to run the whole business online, removing many of the overhead costs associated with a traditional (old school) retail storefront, the business that is Bay Sports (formerly Bay Kayaks) was born.

At the time we were both working Full Time jobs in Finance and Project Management. I knew I didn't want to work for other people forever, I always had ideas popping to mind about new business ideas (even pitched an app idea back to Microsoft during my uni days) and was growing bitter at the idea of working to making other peoples companies money.

We decided to go for it and ordered a single 20' container to test out the market over the summer. 6 years on, we have one of the largest ranges of online water sports products in Australia, and growing.

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