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Episode 85: Getting Charged Up w/ Desmond Wiggan, Jr. Co-Founder & CEO for BatteryXchange, Inc.

Who Got Next? The Podcast

This week we are talking to Desmond Wiggan, Jr., Co-Founder and CEO of BatteryXchange, Inc. His company created a portable a charging station (or Kiosk) for your mobile devices that can be placed anywhere around the city. Desmond and I sat down to discuss how the idea came about when him and his business partner Aubrey Yeboah was living in China studying to get their MBA. They saw a problem and quickly went to work on identifying a solution. This is where the idea was birthed and executed. Along with the BatteryXchange's origin story we chat about what it takes to run a business on tech-- and the patience you need to adequately fund a project of this magnitude. Also being an alum of a HBCU he breaks down the full circle moment partnering the company with his alma mater Winston Salem State. Take a listen. BatteryXchange is ready to CHARGE the future! #WhogotnextCLT #CLTure

48mins

7 Apr 2022

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Episode 207) - Desmond Wiggan [Battery XChange]

Influencing Entrepreneurs

Desmond talks about the steps he's taking to change the perception of African American's in the technology and applications industry. After traveling the globe, Desmond shares his story of developing a mobile battery service for those on the go. Desmond defines the value of what a "life-line" means in today's culture.

29mins

21 Jun 2021

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#73 - Desmond Wiggan, BatteryXchange

The Defiance_ Ventures Podcast

BatteryXchange is a Charlotte-based startup that provides portable charging solutions for mobile devices in popular venues.  Desmond is the founder and CEO.  In this episode he describes the process that led him to create the company.  He talks about building a supply chain in China, raising money, and the challenges that minority founders face throughout the process. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/batteryxchange_/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/batteryxchangetech LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/batteryxchange/ In the news: https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/inno/stories/news/2020/06/01/batteryxchange-founder-focuses-on-recharging.html

1hr 4mins

19 May 2021

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Desmond Wiggan | BatteryXchange (Charlotte, NC) | Season One | Episode 19

Diverse Tech Founders

Desmond Wiggan is co-founder and CEO of BatteryXchange. After studying and working in China for two years, Desmond and his co-founder decided to return to the States to start a tech company that could change the way we charge our mobile phones.1. What's the best piece of advice you have received?2. What would you do with $1,000,000 in funding right now?3. Do you want to run a billion dollar company, why or why not?Connect with Desmond Wiggan using the links below:Website: https://batteryxchange.co/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawjr7/Twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldWideWiggs_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/worldwidewiggs_/?igshid=dyvbjz1llta8

33mins

11 Jan 2021

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Desmond Wiggan Battery Xchange

Melanated Mastermind Podcast

Tune in as Desmond deep dives into a thought turned into a whole business, and the ups and downs of raising money as a black man with a Startup!Episode 6

45mins

18 Oct 2020

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The Innovative Mindset with Battery Xchange CEO, Desmond Wiggan

Out Front with Vince Noble Podcast

WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER with Tech CEO, Desmond Wiggan. What to ask yourself to understand how you respond to adversity. Why challenges you choose for yourself are different from those that you are forced to deal with. How to use adversity to hone your mindset and make yourself better. Why most of us are spending tons of time trying to avoid adversity rather than embracing it. Why setting and achieving big goals will require you to level up your approach to adversity.                                                      I’ve been coaching a young kid recently with his mindset around collegiate wrestling. You probably know that college wrestling is a huge mental game. He wants to perform at a high level, so that means he has to work not only on his technique but on his mindset and his tolerance for adversity, too. I think learning to overcome adversity is one of the most important skills we can create in our lives, but we don’t talk about it nearly enough. I believe it doesn't matter in which way you experience adversity; it’s all the same with valuable lesson to learn whether sports of business. In this episode, we sat and talked with one of AMERICAS YOUNGEST AND brightest RISING tech CEO’s, Desmond Wiggan, CEO of the BatteryXchange. We discussed the challenges of developing an innovation mindset, leader resilience in a COVID environment, technology, and business opportunities, startups in a COVID-19 climate, and so much MORE! www.nobleresolutions.comChanging the world one leader at a time.

49mins

24 Sep 2020

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Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 107: Desmond Wiggan, Co-Founder and CEO of BatteryXchange

Charlotte Angel Connection

This week we welcome Desmond Wiggan, a co-founder and CEO BatteryXchange to the podcast.  Like many entrepreneurs Desmond’s business model was disrupted as a result of Covid19.  As an African American entrepreneur, he also engaged in the community promoting equality for minority founders and changing the narrative for minorities in technology.  He’s also a new father.You’ll quickly learn that tackling all these things is just what Desmond does – he’s a fantastic person with great drive and self-awareness.Desmond was kind enough to talk through his journey with us.  In many regards, it started out with him running track in college.  Through his track team, he was able to learn how to be a leader.  He took that leadership and the know-how of doing what has to be done to win to the corporate world.  After spending time with Pepsi, Desmond took the opportunity to travel to China for his MBA.In the Spring of 2018 – just before leaving China - Aubrey Yeboah and Desmond developed the concept for BatteryXchange out of convenience of needing a charged battery for their cell phone.BatteryXchange is an IoT technology company that connects people, businesses, and communities to things that matter to each entity the most.On our podcast, Desmond discusses their business model pre-Covid and how they had to pivot to focus on businesses in the essential worker spaces including healthcare and public transportation.  He talks about crowd funding and shares his story of the hurdles of starting a new business as a black man.  We also discuss Desmond’s involvement with the Black Entrepreneurship Council, a new program initiated this summer through NC IDEA.It’s a great podcast, listen to the importance being a part of a community, globalization, and their core mission, to keep people connected.For those wanting to learn more about BatteryXchange and Desmond, register for an opportunity to meet the team, learn more about their products and understand their investment opportunity.  Registration can be found here – www.bxesummit.com/summit2020William Bissett is the owner of and an Investment Advisor Representative of Portus Wealth Advisors, a Registered Investment Adviser. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. Opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Portus Wealth Advisors. The topics discussed and opinions given are not intended to address the specific needs of any listener.  Portus Wealth Advisors does not offer legal or tax advice, listeners are encouraged to discuss their financial needs with the appropriate professional regarding your individual circumstance. Investments described herein may be speculative and may involve a substantial risk of loss. Interests may be offered only to persons who qualify as accredited investors under applicable state and federal regulation or an eligible employee of the management company. There generally is no public market for the Interests. Prospective investors should particularly note that many factors affect performance, including changes in market conditions and interest rates, and other economic, political or financial developments. Past performance is not, and should not be construed as, indicative of future results.

24 Sep 2020

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Charging Ahead w/ Desmond Wiggan

Innovators on Tap

Desmond Wiggan started his career like many other aspiring leaders — working for a large company and immersing himself in their management development program. While learning how to manage a team and deliver on his targets were important skills, Desmond comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and wanted something more; He wanted to lead.So he decided to pivot, gave up his job at a Fortune 500 company and moved to China to dive into their tech and startup scene. In a new country without any support network, he learned how to lead: making connections, learning to embrace risk, and finding a way to do what many others thought couldn’t be done.Our conversation touches on how his experience in China led him to create his company: BatteryXchange, which utilizes a kiosk to allow customers to rent portable chargers to keep their devices powered all day, how he builds a team around a common culture and how he's adapting to the challenges caused by the COVID crisis to develop new opportunities for his business.Follow Desmond on Twitter and check out BatteryXchange’s website.You can follow the podcast and host Chuck Swoboda on Twitter for further exploration and discussion on innovation.

30mins

23 Sep 2020

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HBCUstartups Interview Episode 9 - Featuring Co-Founder of BatteryXchange Desmond Wiggan

HBCU News

In this episode we speak with Co-Founder Desmond Wiggan about his company BatteryXchange.  Desmond is an alumnus of Winston Salem State University.  BatteryXchange is based in Charlotte,NC. This tech startup makes charging your phone on the go so convenient.  Have you ever been out and couldn't find an outlet or you don't have your charger with you? Well BatteryXchange helps you solve that issue and it's easy to use all you need to do is follow these simple steps below. 01 — Download Our App Go to your Google Play or Apple App store and search “BatteryXchange”. Select download and fill in all the necessary information within the app upon open. 02 — Locate A Kiosk Once you’ve logged into the app, select kiosk search. The app will locate the nearest kiosk in your area and direct you to it. 03 — Scan and Connect Once you’ve located a kiosk, simply pull up you Charge & Go code within the app. Hold the code in front of the kiosk and unlock our portable battery pack. 04 — Walk and Charge Plug the power pack into your mobile phone and #LiveLifeCharged! Once you’ve gotten the juice, don’t forget to return the battery pack to a kiosk that’s most convenient for you. This is  a great tech startup and for all the businesses that put on events we advise partnering with them! You can follow this company on Instagram @BatteryXchangeInc Visit their website today at https://batteryxchange.co --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hbcunews/support

27mins

23 Jan 2020

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The UNCENT$ORED Show EP: 36 – Fully Charged w/ Desmond Wiggan

THE UNCENT$ORED SHOW

On this episode, we sit down with Desmond Wiggan, CEO & Co-Founder of BatteryXchange, LLC. He tells us about the journey from fast-tracking his way up the corporate ladder, to transitioning into Entrepreneurship and building a tech start-up from the ground up. Desmond Wiggan www.batteryxchange.co @worldwidewiggs_

36mins

20 Sep 2019