For Josh Smith, of Reno Nevada, his businesses are entrepreneurial and humanitarian endeavors. Josh has founded multiple businesses. His professional focus has been in the technological and health field.
A gardener himself he found that for a variety of reasons a traditional greenhouse didn’t work for him. In response, he and a fellow inventor developed their own modular greenhouse. Multiple efforts to find the perfect design would become the basis for Josh’s latest business, Reno, Nevada-based Modular Greenhouses.
His earlier entrepreneurial efforts taught him the skills he needed to make Modular Greenhouse succeed. The company offers backyard, indoor and patio versions of its product. The set up of the Greenhouses is simplicity itself. The units consist of a hinged aluminum frame covered with a double wall of polycarbonate plastic. Set-up involves unfolding the greenhouse and standing it up. Being modular continual expansion and a variety of configurations are possible. A company-provided app makes it possible to tend your plants via your smartphone.
Josh Smith wants to give every child access to healthy food. He also wants to end poverty-related hunger. Toward that end, Modular Greenhouse has resolved to provide every school in Washoe County of which Reno Nevada is a part, with free greenhouses.
Originally an artist, he decided to apply his creative skills to provide products that simplify everyday life. This process entails Smith making a sketch of his vision. Then, the rendering is analyzed and refined to create a prototype that will spawn a commercially viable product.
The work ethic needed to accomplish the steps above is born of Josh Smith’s creative passion. He states that his most satisfying efforts had “more interesting goals than making money”.
Organic gardening and 3-D printing are trends that particularly interest Josh Smith. The former because he is concerned with health. The latter, he sees as a way to facilitate the creation of new products.
On the subject of education, Josh believes that post-secondary schools are antiquated. He asserts that technology is a much better learning tool.
Josh states the key to success is being able to correct design flaws in short order.
Learn more about Josh Smith from his LinkedIn page