Grant Gudgel is a co-founder and principal of Auctus Labs, an international business development firm working with independent creators, inventors, makers, researchers and designers to take great ideas from concept to market. Auctus Labs helps creators to develop viable business models for their concept then works with them to deploy, fund and commercialize their products.
Grant is also a co-creator of a collaborative value creation ecosystem called Skwiddi. Skwiddi, a play on the term “Sweat Equity”, is being built as a global online platform for forming diverse collaborative teams to build businesses from innovative concepts. The platform unites a wide range of talent around specific projects with a shared process focused on rapidly developing, testing, refining and launching new businesses from community-sourced concepts.
Grant is an American citizen who has spent the last 8 years living in France, consulting on innovation, leadership and business development initiatives across a number of different industries and countries. He holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma in the United States and an MBA from EMLYON Business School in Lyon, France.