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    Welcome To Innovation Driven Growth

16. IDG Interview with Ryan Green, CEO of Gridwise

E16 S1 | Jan 26, 2021 | Duration: 00:50:39

16. IDG Interview with Ryan Green, CEO of Gridwise
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Hosted by: David L. Peterson

David's guest today is Ryan Green, the CEO of Gridwise. Ryan shares his story on innovation within a gig economy and his path in creating an app for supporting ride-share and delivery drivers by helping them maximize their income.

πŸ›« Ryan is an ex-naval flight officer and after the military, he started working in the banking niche. 1:01
πŸš– Driving for Uber and Lyft after the military was an amazing experience in gig working and gig economy for Ryan. 4:17
πŸ’΅ Gridwise app is focusing on the ride-share and delivery area of the gig economy by helping drivers boost their profits. 5:37
πŸ™ƒ When Ryan worked as a gig driver, he realized that the core problem is in the fragmentation and inaccessibility of key data drivers need to have. 10:11
πŸ‘¦ Ryan was intrigued with sales from a young age, and he continued with his entrepreneurial ideas in sixth grade too. 13:29
✨ What can you do to affect the young population and spark innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in them? 15:23
πŸ“± How GridWise was made, and how the app succeeds to answer all needs drivers have. 19:16
πŸ˜‡ Gridwise app helps, even with estimated tax deductions for drivers, and it is free. 25:09
πŸ›£οΈ Marketing for the app started from personal advertising all the way to digital advertising channels. 30:04
πŸ“Š Harvesting metadata and analytics from the app are valuable for other stakeholders but also a significant source of new revenue income. 31:56
πŸ“… About the future of gig drivers. 36:17
πŸ’² Gridwise will help drivers earn more profit directly from their platform in the future. 38:42
πŸ“ˆ In five years from now, Ryan plans to add more insurance products, financial services, income protection, phone protection, in healthcare and other benefits to his app. 40:07
πŸ”₯ Ryan's advice for future entrepreneurs. 46:34
✌️ Do not forget to tip service drivers in these hard times and mention them Gridwise. 50:10
Links
https://gridwise.io/
πŸ”—Connect with David:
david@davidpeterson.com
https://www.facebook.com/DPSpeaks/

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