Malcolm F.

New York, New York, US

Current Obsession: Plastic waste in our oceans
Malcolm F.'s Skills
Design
Business Development
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Malcolm F.

Hello Founders-

I'm a New York-based design, strategy, and operations founder. I am wrapping up involvement in my last startup ( https://bikeminds.com ) which I lead as a solo founder and figuring out what's next. I'm currently exploring ideas that would use my industrial design background and startup management skills to address environmental issues, specifically the problem of plastic waste in our waterways and oceans. You can see a start to the new venture here: http://www.upstreamandco.com/ My last company was a great experience but next time I'd rather tackle the challenge with a partner–hence the reason I'm here!

I have extensive design and production experience in the contrasting worlds of hardware, fashion, and software products. As a consultant and then a founder I picked up hands-on experience with branding, production coordination, international logistics, distribution, online marketing, and e-commerce.

The collective power of the startup community is awesome. Please reach out if any of my experience could be of use. I love connecting with interesting people building exciting things and I'm happy to help if I can. If we really connect and team up to build something, even better!

Areas of interest:
- Online communities
- Environmental
- Food and Dining
- Travel
- e-commerce
- Social cause startups
- Bartering, sharing, and collaborative economies
- Efficiency, repurposing, and waste reduction

Product experience areas
- softgoods
- electronics
- consumer products
- fashion
- furniture and interiors
- 3D modeling/printing
- UI/UX

Hobbies:
- boating, sailing, and fishing
- motorcycles
- camping, hiking, and outdoor activities
- adventure travel
- cycling


Personal site: http://malcolmfontier.com/

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology

Industrial Design

1998 - 1998

Accelerator/Incubator

Founder Institute