Monday, April 30, 2007
We've all waited in line at Starbucks for more than 10 minutes. We've all thought, "There's got to be a better, faster way to get my triple grande soy latte with extra foam." I've thought about it; most of us have but never did anything about it. Noah Glass did something about it.
From that very scenario, Glass created GoMobo . It turns your cell phone into a mobile credit card. That way, you get your caffeine fix quicker and beat the line getting takeout at your favorite lunch spot.
At 25, Glass is the CEO, with employees who finished business school before he was born. Glass deferred Harvard Business School after graduating from Yale University on the hunch that people hated waiting in line as much as he did.
Now he has a hunch that urban professionals and other twenty-somethings don't like waiting for much of anything, including movies tickets or cabs. So, Glass plans to expand GoMobo to include those services. This way, you can use those extra minutes you'd use to wait for and pay for your stuff to think of ways to solve bigger problems. Just leave the small stuff to Glass.
Update: Watch the CNN.com Live interview
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