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Stephan Mangold 🇩🇪


''I've learned that only living fish can swim against the stream''




Stephan is the Founder of UNDA Bottle - A Unique Alternative To Environmentally Harmful Disposable Bottles, Cups & Containers, Where You Can Drink & Eat & Store. He has taken the challenge to answer our 20 Truth Questions, For us to gain some insight, And learn the Truth about the person behind the venture.



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My TRUTH Story:

1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF IN THE THIRD PERSON TO A CROWD OF 10,000+ PEOPLE?

Stephan comes from the Swabian Alb in Germany´s Southwest region, Which was once a sea.

Today he fights to protect the ocean from waste with UNDA - Which means Ocean and Wave.


2. WHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF A TRUTH FOUNDER? A Truth Founder is a founder who has an intrinsic motivation to improve life for all, while doing something good for our planet.


3. WHAT EVENT OR EVENTS HAPPENED TO YOU THAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A FOUNDER?

I was once on an island where only 2 people lived. At night there was stormy weather and the next day the island was full of trash. My paradise turned into hell.


4. WHAT IS YOUR MORNING ROUTINE & RITUAL? Planking and drinking a mushroom-cacao.


5. WHAT MANTRA,QUOTE,LINE OR PHRASE DO YOU SAY OFTEN TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE YOURSELF? ''After the rain, comes the sunshine''


6. WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD CARE ABOUT YOUR VENTURE? Everybody who wants to get active with his or her ecological handprint can prevent waste, Because preventing waste is the best we can do.


7. WHY DO YOU THINK YOU ARE THE ONE TO MAKE YOUR VENTURE A SUCCESS?

I have an intrinsic motivation and the vision a founder needs to become successful.


8. WHAT DOES SUCCESS LOOK LIKE FOR YOUR VENTURE? ( START WITH: IMAGINE A WORLD... WHAT IF... WE WILL BE... )

Imagine a world without trash.


9. ANSWER THESE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE - I BELIEVE... I DON'T BELIEVE... I believe in humankind to master our challenges.


I don´t believe in magic.


I believe in persistance.


10. WHAT'S ONE DECISION YOU MADE AS A FOUNDER THAT COMPLETELY CHANGED THE COURSE OF YOUR JOURNEY? Nothing has completely changed my course so far.


11. WHAT DO YOU REGARD AS YOUR GREATEST SUCCESS PERSONALLY & AS A FOUNDER? Becoming a visionary for eco-design and the circular economy.


12. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHY? My persistence. Because without it, things would be difficult.


13. WHAT'S ONE THING YOU CAN IMPROVE ABOUT YOURSELF, AND WHY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE NOT DONE IT BY NOW?

I can improve on making better sales calls and follow-ups.


14. WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED OR GIVEN, OR BOTH?

I've learned that only living fish can swim against the stream.


15. ON A SCALE FROM 1 TO 10 - 10 BEING THE BEST. HOW WELL DO YOU THINK YOU AND YOUR TRUTH STORY IS CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD BY YOUR COMMUNITY? ( WHY NOT 10? ) 7 - Because this topic is difficult to explain.


16. WHO DO YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY? I most admire Nelson Mandela because of his unmatched character.


17. DESCRIBE YOUR VENTURE - ELEVATOR PITCH STYLE?

UNDA's sustainable and multifunctional product is a unique alternative to environmentally harmful disposable bottles, cups and containers, Where you can Drink & Eat & Store.


18. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT MISSION STATEMENT OR MESSAGE + MARKET FIT FOR YOUR VENTURE?

We have a mission to prevent waste is the best way we can according to the Zero-Waste Pyramid.


With the UNDA bottle, preventing waste is easier because of its multifunctionality and user-centric design. It can be used as a bottle, a cup and a box-system for drinking, eating and storing; Thereby preventing more than 300 single-use products per person per year.


Our UNDA bottle is easy to refill and easy to clean by unscrewing the bottleneck. Plus, it is easy to carry which means no need for single-use products!


It is made according to eco-design directives, with a unique end-of-life concept. It is also made and produced locally in Switzerland using 100% renewable energy and no material mix, making it 100% recyclable.


Thanks to it's modularity, it can be easily adapted to special customer needs. Preventing Waste at Events, Festivals, And on-the-go.


UNDA Is Simply Better Than A Bottle!


19. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO TO UNWIND AFTER A LONG WORK DAY?

I like to do sports, Go to the cinema and meditate whenever I can.


20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU TREATED YOURSELF TO AND WHAT DID YOU CELEBRATE? I went on a 3 week relaxing vacation to Africa.


BONUS QUESTION: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPORTING YOU ON YOUR AMBITIOUS JOURNEY?

I am thankful for all your inspiration and suggestions.



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