If you’ve been in Boston, you might recognize the classic pedicab – the three-wheeled bicycle pedaled by local college students who shuttle tourists and fans to Fenway Park. Ben Morris, DMSB’05, knew that a pedal-powered vehicle could go even farther. What started as a Boston-based fleet of five, today has grown into the largest pedicab company in the country, called Coaster Cycles. And Ben – now CEO and founder of Coaster Cycles – has no plans to stop. He’s brought in Brian Schatz, DMSB’10, as VP of Sales and Solutions, and former Boston Pedicab driver to take their venture to the next level. Their journeys have intersected a number of times throughout their career, creating the perfect example of the power of the Northeastern network. Today, the two alumni are geared to take their concept to the rest of the globe.
The Northeastern Next Podcast is your channel to your global alumni network. In this show, we will catch up with alumni to hear what they do every day to achieve what’s next, and learn about their journey after Northeastern.
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Episode aired February 25, 2020