From Petroleum Engineer to Building a Global Techwear Brand with Nabil Khalifa

  • 57:53
  • 22 April, 2019
  • 46.37 MB

About Nabil Khalifa

On episode 54 of the podcast we sit down with Nabil Khalifa – He is the Co-Founder of Sigma Fit and CEO of the company’s USA branch. Nabil received his engineering degree from Civil Aviation Engineering Academy in Cairo, Egypt and worked full time as a petroleum engineer for Schlumberger, one of the world’s largest oilfield companies. Nabil followed his entrepreneurial intuition and left mechanical engineering to pursue his startup digital marketing agency, Hive Society.

Shortly after Hive Society grew in success, Nabil then shifted his efforts towards revolutionizing the fitness world by joining forces with his long-time friends, Omar El Metwally and Islam Rashwan, to create a tech-wear brand that helped modernize fitness apparel and change people’s lives.

On this episode we talk about Nabil’s journey from working as a petroleum engineer in Egypt to following his passion to revolutionize the fitness world with his brand, Sigma Fit, a techwear brand that is affordable and high-quality. We go in-depth about the trials and tribulations that come with developing durable, functional, and stain-resistant activewear that actually works and why having a winning mindset in entrepreneurship is a must if you want to succeed.

Show Notes

  • Who is Nabil Khalifa?
  • Nabil shares his story with us
  • Nabil goes in-depth about his company, Sigma Fit. The story behind it and how they grew the company from the start. The troubles of getting it right and growing it into an international brand.
  • Nabil describes Sigma Fit’s latest product, the Transforma X, the most advanced gym, commuter, and travel bag. Use code “PROFITS50” to get $50 off and free shipping
  • Nabil shares with us the story behind the Transforma X, where the idea came from, the design, and how they went about getting it manufactured
  • Nabil talks about the possibility of getting on Shark Tank
  • Nabil shares with us about how the funding for the Transforma X bag went
  • Nabil shares with us how he was able to sell 50 bags in 3 days at a conference in Wisconsin. With that, he was able to pay off the entire manufacturing batch.

Question Round

  • Do you have a morning routine?
  • What is one thing that you find to be true that most people would disagree with?
  • What living or dead person, other than family members do you most admire?
  • To what do you attribute your success?
  • How do you stay motivated?
  • If you had the change to start over, what would you do differently?
  • If you had one piece of advice just starting out, what would it be?
  • What is the worst piece of advice you ever got?
  • What is a piece of advice that you received recently that you still follow?
  • Do you have a favorite failure? Is there one that set you up for a future success?

Connect with Nabil Khalifa

LinkedIn: Nabil Kahlifa

Sigma Fit
Facebook: Sigma Fit USA
Instagram: @sigmafitusa
Twitter: @sigmafitusa

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