Babson Magazine

Winter 2016

News, Notes + Nods


Ryan Wright, MBA’13

Ryan Wright emails, “My company, WrightGrid, designs and manufactures point-of-use power products that enhance mobile connectivity. Our first product, the Model Z, is a solarpowered station that provides free tablet and phone charging while offering space for advertising opportunities. We’ve deployed stations across the U.S. and are completing our first municipal pilot with Somerville, Mass. Next is a pilot program in Nigeria, which moves us into emerging markets where cellphone usage is high and access to power is limited. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, 600 million people are without dependable power and often rely on diesel generators to charge phones. Our stations provide a sustainable solution.”