January 16, 2023

Meet The Black Veteran Revolutionizing The Way We Charge Our Phones

Has your phone ever died while you were outside and couldn’t find a charging point anywhere? We’ve all been there. This common problem is why WiGL – pronounced wiggle – is working to make wireless electrical power accessible for everyone.  

Dr. Ahmad Glover, founder and interim CEO of the Wireless-electric Grid Local Air network (WiGL), is designing a network that says goodbye to cords and wires. 

What problem is WiGL trying to solve?

The world relies heavily on portable battery power. As a result, the battery has become one of the most excellent tools to ensure our devices are running and charging up. 

However, as we move towards a wireless world, many have found new ways to keep our favorite gadgets recharged wirelessly.

Dr Ahmad Glover, founder and interim CEO of WiGL

WiGL is working to eliminate the inconvenience many of us face when our phone batteries run low using electrical power. 

“That’s the solution I’m trying to get. Can I give you the ability [to] simply log on, subscribe to a network, and receive wireless power to recharge your stuff,” said Dr. Glover in an interview

 “[We want to know] is there a way for us to build networks [that] allow you to log on to the network and the world becomes your battery [using] all of this wireless energy,” he added. 

WiGL’s crowdfunding campaign 

The wireless electric company recently made history as the first startup to hit the $5 million cap on the leading crowdfunding platform, StartEngine

WiGL’s crowdfunding campaign will help the company raise the necessary funds needed to make the development of its network easily accessible for all. It is also a good way for those who do not know anything about the platform to learn all the technical information about WiGL. 

“It is inevitable that we’re going to go to wireless power, and so when people got that, WiGL went through the roof on our crowdfunding page,” added Dr Glover. 

Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpakima is a reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.