10 Inspiring Success Stories

Jason Toews and Dustin Coupal of GasBuddy.com
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Jason Toews and Dustin Coupal of GasBuddy.com

Jason Toews and Dustin Coupal saw a need for a site to help people find the cheapest local gas prices and founded GasBuddy.com in June of 2000. At the time, Toews was working as a computer programmer and Coupal was an eye doctor. The partners nurtured the website over the course of the next decade, persuading drivers to log in and share gas prices—not an ideal situation, of course. Then, in 2009, the partners realized the potential of mobile apps. So the company launched Android and iPhone apps later that year, and they were instantly popular. Today, six million people have downloaded there apps. And though the website still draws more traffic, the number of users who come to GasBuddy through a mobile device should soon surpass those who experience the brand online.