Stewart Rogers

Stewart Rogers is a Managing Editor at Grit Daily and has over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, managing, and mentoring in tech. He is a journalist, author, and speaker on AI, AR/VR, blockchain, and other emerging technology industries, and is the Analyst-at-large VentureBeat. Prior to VentureBeat, Rogers ran a number of successful software companies and held global roles in sales and marketing for businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. He has contributed to several sales and marketing publications. A digital nomad with no fixed abode, Rogers also emcees major tech events across the globe and is a co-founder at Tribe of Why, an organization headquartered in Marrakech that helps people find their purpose and set their intentions.

Go To-U delivers free electric vehicle charging stations with a unique twist

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise. While there is debate as to whether that’s a good thing or not, since sustainable electricity production is still under 30 percent, there’s one thing that is undebatable. Electric vehicles cause a cultural shift in how we plan our journeys, and that makes access to charging stations critical. Go To-U has announced its answer to the problem with an app that pairs drivers with eco-friendly businesses. So how does it work? Go To-U lets drivers...

Relode uses the power of connection to change healthcare recruiting

The U.S. recruitment and staffing industry is worth a whopping $158 billion, and the average cost incurred for an employer to hire a new employee is not only $4-7 thousand and if you have to use an agency upwards of nearly 20% fee of salary. In addition, it takes an eye-watering 42-52 days to fill a position. In an attempt to capture market share, reduce the time to hire, and lower the costs associated with bringing on new people, Relode is taking an interesting approach. Leveraging the power...

Former addict brings Hypnobox to English-speaking users to improve your mental health

I lost 11 friends — all founders of Silicon Valley startups — to suicide in 2018. There is no doubt that entrepreneurs, executives, and team members face increased pressures as a result of running startups that result in self-destructive behaviors. As I explained in my keynote at TechChill 2019, founders are 2X more likely to have suicidal thoughts, 3X more likely to resort to substance abuse, and 10X more likely to have bipolar disorder. As coping mechanisms go, meditation and...

MNFST launches its micro-influencer platform to help everyone leverage their communities

Influencer platforms are two a penny, but one thing continuously gets in the way of regular people taking advantage of them to generate extra wealth. You have to have a certain follower threshold before they let you in. Today, MNFST has launched a micro-influencer platform, following a successful round of funding, that hopes to fix this problem for once and for all. MNFST, which is short for “Manifest,” allows its users to leverage their social channels and turn them into a...

Interview: Citizen Grown and Raekwon want to pay you to grow weed in your house

There are moments in any journalists life where you know you’re going to be able to tell a fantastic anecdote for eternity, and this was one of them. Sitting next to a crystal-clear pool in the blazing sunshine at SXSW in Austin this year, Raekwon from the Wu-Tang Clan, Citizen Grown’s CEO Redg Snodgrass, Resolute Consulting’s  Alan Solow and I sat down to discuss the cannabis startup’s mission, and what it means to democratize the growing and harvesting process in...

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