FK Day is a long time Chicago businessman, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. He’s co-founder of SRAM bicycles before starting World Bicycle Relief in 2004 with his wife Leah Missbach Day in response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami crisis. What was intended to be a one-off project delivering over 24,000 bicycles to displaced survivors is now a hybrid nonprofit and for-profit enterprise that has provided more than 350,000 Buffalo Bicycles – their flagship bike – and trained 1,700 field mechanics in developing countries. Pretty amazing.
In this episode, FK shares more on the founding story, challenges of development, how they came upon the hybrid business model, the role of business in philanthropic work and more. Hope you like it and thanks for listening.
More on World Bicycle Relief: worldbicyclerelief.org
More on Buffalo Bicycles: buffalobicycle.com