December 20, 2022 – Waze Founder Uri Levine and Auto AI Barrett Young

December 20, 2022 – Waze Founder Uri Levine and Auto AI Barrett Young

Uri Levine – Co-Founder of Waze and Author of Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs          

If you are afraid to fail, in reality, you have already failed.

Uri Levine

Uri Levine is a passionate entrepreneur and disruptor, a two-time ‘unicorn’ builder (Duocorn). He is co-founder of Waze, the world’s largest community-based driving traffic and navigation app, which was acquired by Google for $1.1 billion in 2013, and former investor and board member in Moovit, ‘Waze of public transportation’, which was acquired by Intel for $1 Billion in 2020. Levine has built more than a dozen startups and has seen everything ranging from failure, midlevel success, to immense success. Unicorns—companies that reach a valuation of more than $1 billion—are rare. Uri Levine has built two. Levine is co-founder of Waze, —the world’s leading commuting and navigation app with more than 700 million users to date which Google acquired in 2013 for $1.15 billion—and his second unicorn, Moovit. Dubbed “the Waze of public transportation,” Moovit was sold for $1 billion to Intel in 2020. In his new book, Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs, with a foreword by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Levine reveals the formula and key components of building a successful start-up that drove those companies to compete with industry veterans and giants alike. Significant tech companies in the world today—Tesla, Waze, WhatsApp, Facebook, Uber, Netflix—were start-ups not that long ago, but Levine believes the next generation of entrepreneurs will make an even bigger impact. As a mentor and teacher, Levine intends to help entrepreneurs disrupt inefficient markets and improve under-functioning services, to focus on solving society-wide problems while saving consumers time and money.

Barrett Young – Senior VP Fleet Safety Strategy at Netradyne    

Our automobile driving artificial intelligence has almost
37,000 years’ worth of training.

Barrett Young

Barrett Young is a strategic and innovative leader with half a decade in fleet safety and fleet management technology and over a decade of integrated marketing experience for both B2B SaaS and B2C companies. He has developed and led strategic go-to-market initiatives of advanced safety technology and the roll-out of the ELD mandate. He is passionate about GTM analysis and has a fury for big thinking and innovation that scale companies and revenue. With roads increasingly more crowded with delivery drivers and commercial vehicles, driver safety is top of mind for everyone. Between road risks and driver safety concerns, small and medium businesses (SMBs) with fleets face unique challenges in today’s climate. In fact, a recent survey revealed that two-thirds (66%) of decision makers at SMBs with fewer than 1,000 employees and five or more vehicles in their commercial fleets are making financial decisions based on immediate needs instead of safety. Smart tech and A.I. driving solutions may make staying on top of driver safety and saving money easier for these owners. With businesses making safety a priority for their fleet of drivers, this keeps all drivers safe on the road.