Grant Brigden, founder of Rover Parking

Grant Brigden is the founder of Rover Parking, a marketplace for shared parking.

Rover’s business model is designed to make cities smarter by impacting key challenges such as congestion, emissions, the economics of mobility and community planning.

Before founding Rover, Grant held key lead marketing roles for several fortune 10 Technology companies. Grant also has a successful technology/start up focused past, having working in Silicon Valley for over 7 years.

A serial entrepreneur, Grant has owned and operated some type of self-run business since childhood. From running a used golf ball sales company in public school to a clothing company in high school, used to pay for in full his university education, to taking a mobile app based sharing concept all the way to the Dragons Den. His entrepreneurial spirit is vigorous to say the least.

Grant and his marketing strategies/programs have also been recognized by several industry leading awards including the Globe and Mails’ Most Promising Start-up, Ernst &Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Program and PWC’s Vision to Reality Awards (Finalist)

Grant has also served as a key advisor to a broad list of Fortune 100 clients, around the primary topic of using mobile technology and brand strategy to accelerate business growth.

Grant graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a double majour in Business-Economics and Psychology. He is also completed the Executive Marketing Program at Queens University.

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If you’re searching for parking, you’re wasting your money.

Looking for traditional parking is costing you over $400 per year according to recent analysis by INRIX, a leading transportation analytics company.

Not knowing where to specifically park and having to pay high prices at parking lots or garages is a significant chunk of this $400, costing more than $20 billion a year or $100 per driver, the report estimated.

Drivers in city centers endure the toughest challenges. In New York City for example, drivers spend an average of 107 hours per year …

Taking #getTOmoving from good to GREAT

Earlier this week Toronto mayor John Tory launched the #getTOmoving program to help address and combat the ever growing issue in Toronto of traffic congestion.

Many new tactics are being put in place designed to improve the flow of traffic in Toronto. These include Quick Clear squads for the Gardiner Expressway, Traffic Wardens for troubled city intersections, the re-scheduling of non-emergency work that blocks roadways, the sharing of traffic data with Google and the installation of smart …

Thanks Google. It’s now easier to find parking in Toronto.

Google has just announced a new parking feature for Google Maps called “parking difficulty.” This new parking feature is available in 25 cities outside the U.S., including Toronto, and will let users know what kind of parking situation awaits them at their intended destination.

But is simply finding parking easier really going to make a difference in Toronto?

Yes this technology is a small step forward to help with the parking situation in Toronto and other cities across North …

The Ex Marks the Spot

If your planning on heading down to the Canadian National Exhibition, or as it’s other wise know, the CNE or the Ex, it’s all fun and games, literally, until it comes time for parking.

Yes, parking at the CNE can be the most unpleasant and most expensive part of your day at the Ex. Well, until now.

Rover has a bunch of great parking spots at the CNE that are about 5 minutes walking distance away. Parking at the Ex with Rover is easier, more affordable and much more enjoyable. Plus …

Rover Parking on CTV News

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Pilot for Rover Parking on the horizon for city of Barrie

Barrie Mayor Talking Rover

Yesterday, the Mayor of Barrie Jeff Lehman delivered his most recent ‘state of the city’ address.

The focal point of this most recent talk was  ‘Tomorrow is Here Today’ and to emphasize this theme, the Mayor focused on an up and coming Toronto based start up, Rover Parking which operates in the newly defined sharing economy space, more particularly providing a marketplace for shared parking.

To get a clear and accurate understanding of just how powerful this new …

Toronto as a “SMART” city. Speaking up will get us there.

What exactly is a “Smart City”?

According to Wikipedia. “A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets – the city’s assets include, but are not limited to, local departments’ information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, …

Geoweb Summit #18

October 19, 2017

Jam Factory | Toronto

3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.50 pm - Panel 1

Location app development

Wendy Robertson is Partnerships lead at Port, a peer-to-peer, point-to-point regional transit platform.

Lisa Denis is the founder of Emoggo, leveraging proximity data and geofencing technology.

Mark Arteaga is the founder & President of RedBit Development.

Grant Brigden is the founder of Rover Parking, a marketplace for shared parking.

Moderator

Craig Major is Founder of TorontoStarts.

4.50 - 5.40 pm - Panel 2

3D mapping

Marcus Doran is VP Product of MappedIn, a leading indoor mapping SaaS platform.

Ernest Yap is the co-founder and CEO of Shapetrace, a company that develops augmented reality software to help construction and industrial workers prevent errors.

Daniel Matzeg is cofounder of Enaeria, providing aerial photography, videography, surveying and mapping services.

5.40 - 6.00 pm - Break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - Keynote

TELoIP - SD-WAN for IoT

Kevin Suitor is Chief Marketing Officer at TELoIP, the creator of powerful software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) for the most challenging locations requiring high availability and business-critical application traffic.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Geodata for enterprise

Todd Lewis is President and CEO of Spatial DNA, a Toronto-based technology company specializing in systems engineering and integration of spatial or location-based information with enterprise platforms.

Cahill Puil is founder of Byte Media Group, a digital agency focused on helping eCommerce, blockchain and tech based companies succeed via strategic marketing.

James Rodmell is CTO/Partner of Lemon Mobile, a global B2B company offering white-label software for location-based marketing to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

7.00 - 7.10 pm - Keynote

Geotab

Mike Branch is the Vice President of Business Intelligence at Geotab.

7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Blockchain for IoT

Michael Gord is the founder and CEO of MLG Blockchain Consulting, a global blockchain consulting and development firm focused on developing next generation applications using blockchains and smart contract technology.

Neeraj Srivastava is founder and CTO at DLT Labs, a technical-innovation company with advanced competency in blockchain technology.

Hosted by

Peter Verkooijen, journalist, exiled New Yorker and founder of the Geoweb Forum project.

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