Christian Scheder is the President of XPAL Power, a portable
power company in Irvine, California. XPAL Power produces portable power products and
charging solutions for laptops, cellphones, tablets, and other devices and also
houses three successful brands, Energizer Energi-To-Go, SpareOne, and
Christian attended Colgate University where he attained a
B.S. in International Business. After college Christian was offered a position
at Cushman and Wakefield, but unfortunately at that exact moment, a car
accident provided him with an even stronger life lesson. Christian left the
offered job to follow his heart (to live life to its fullest), and became a
Professional Windsurfer. He ultimately was ranked 4th in the US and 28th in the
world. After this accomplishment Christian decided to merge his education with
his passion and settled down in Colorado to ski and start the next chapter of
It was here that Christian’s entrepreneurial spirit led him
to open an energy efficiency company called Rising Sun. After solid growth
Christian sold his half of the company to his partner, to take on a new role as
Vice President of ETL Inc., a company that revolutionized the energy efficient
showerheads and household fixtures category. Christian found another need in
the power industry and gave life to his next endeavor, Smart Concepts, a
company that specialized in energy efficient lighting and transportation.
During this time, Christian also did consulting for ZAP Motor Company at an
integral point in their public growth.
Christian’s depth of knowledge in the power industry and
keen sense for product design led him to create XPAL Power with Douglas Chen
(CEO of Tennrich International Corporation) in 2007, where he innovates today.
Christian Scheder Startup Grind Interview 2014
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