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The Six Degrees of…Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg is fan favorite in the TV series Heroes, but did you know he also created a mobile discount coupon app for iPhone and iPod called Yowza!!How can Kipp connect him to Mexican beauty through a ageing Bollywood star?

May 5, 2011 3:09 by

Greg Grunberg is fan favorite in the TV series Heroes, as a cop who happens to be a master at mind control. But we’re not featuring him because he’s an actor, it’s because beyond pretending to be a superhero (which doesn’t work in Kipp’s mind unless you have a cape and wear spandex), Greg has been an eye for business and has created a mobile discount coupon app for iPhone and iPod called Yowza!! This of course leads nicely into Apps of Arabia that happened last month.

He says he’s already recouped the $100,000 initial capital he’s put in for the free application, which was nominated—but didn’t win—for the Golden Mouse Awards 2009 for the Number One App of the Year.

The idea came to him when he was at a store once and realized that he’d forgotten his coupons in the car. He was too lazy to go back and get it and wished the coupons could be digitally stored on his phone. And that’s how Yowza!! was born Of course with a little help from software developers, okay a lot of help.

But the actor-slash-drummer-businessman isn’t to blame for the double exclamation point name. That credit goes to his best friend since kindergarten. Film and TV producer…

 

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