Portland is full of creative people. From the coffee roaster who has dedicated his life to roasting the perfect bean, to the industrial designer rethinking the way we write, our city embraces innovation. Flexibility and innovation go hand-in-hand, which is why many of our driver-partners are also entrepreneurs and small business owners. To support the dreamers, creators, and craftsmen, we’ll be partnering with organizations across town to host events and help provide tools and support to the people who are their own boss while driving and pursuing their passions.
The next time you take a ride, you might come across unique in app features that let you know whether your driver is an UberENTREPRENEUR. Keep an eye out for a light bulb icon next to your driver’s name once you’ve requested through the app. An UberENTREPRENEUR badge will also be displayed in your driver’s car. We encourage you to ask them about what they do when they’re not behind wheel.
MEET A FEW OF THE ENTREPRENEURS
Douglas, Musical theater singer
Douglas is a self-proclaimed “grossly over trained” musical theater singer. He started singing at the age of 6 and has made a living traveling using his beautiful baritone voice to wow audiences around the world. He’s saving the money he makes driving with Uber to fund a vocal camp in Sweden he’s running later this year.
Jessica, Founder and owner of Wink Pens
Jessica has a passion for industrial design. Her product, Wink Pens, are refillable glass fountain pens that are built to write with alternative inks such as wine, juice, or tea. As a the sole owner of this new business, she drives with Uber to network and make money to fund her innovative product.
Samuel, Creator of Workout Bunnies
If you’ve ever found yourself making an excuse to not get your daily workout, Work0ut Bunnies is for you. Samuel created this social networking fitness site that connects you to people in your area that want to workout. Samuel drives with Uber to make extra cash while building up his small business.
Tristan, Founder and owner of NorthFresh Coffee Roasters
Having worked in the coffee industry for years, Tristan finally decided to take the next step and start roasting his own beans. NorthFresh Coffee Roasters offers affordable micro-roasted coffee. Starting the small business from scratch, he drives with Uber to save money for equipment and growing his business.
Interested in signing up for UberENTREPRENEUR? Tell us about your business and we will reach out to selected driver-partners with more details!