Share.Farm CEO Vincent Peak (left) and Eric Kobe, chief of sales. (Share.Farm Photo)
As most entrepreneurs will agree, launching a new business takes a ridiculous amount of hard work and determination. For Share.Farm founder and CEO Vincent Peak, more than four years in the U.S. Marines as a scout sniper certainly helped build his grit and willingness to embrace a challenge.
He’s directing that focus to a Spokane-based startup that’s building a digital, location-based marketplace that keeps farmers markets running all year long in the virtual realm, connecting vendors to nearby customers.
His vision is an e-commerce platform that will become “a gig economy for farms and food: the first ‘slow food’ sharing ecosystem,” Peak said.
While still studying biology at Whitworth University, he teamed up with fellow student Eric Kobe to develop the idea for Share.Farm. The business launched in 2015, and Kobe is the company’s chief sales officer.
“We had been polling local sellers and surveying customers for a few years before we began testing the application in a beta version,” Peak said. “We knew we could change the way farmers market vendors and customers interacted by providing direct access for distributors and market sellers.”
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