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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Jason Bierkle of DivDat (Episode 73)

On today’s WJR Business Beat segment, Jeff shares a recent StartupNation Radio interview he conducted with Jason Bierkle, president and CEO of DivDat, a billing and payment solutions provider.

Jason has proven his business model in the southeast Michigan area and is now poised for a national roll out.

Tune in to this morning’s show to learn how DivDat helps both consumers and companies like DTE Energy:


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“In partnership with DTE Energy, we launched this program. We were able to get 70 kiosks into the communities, and we’re starting to go national based on the success we’ve had here in Detroit.”

– Jason Bierkle of DivDat

Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of the Detroit area can listen live HERE.

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WJR Business Beat Transcript

Good morning, Paul.

On StartupNation Radio airing on Saturdays on WJR, I get a chance to interview entrepreneurs on the rise, feature their great ideas and draw out the key moves they’re making to achieve extraordinary success.

Well, one such interview I had recently was with Jason Bierkle who shared the story of his company, known as DivDat. Now, DivDat has rolled out a series of conveniently located kiosks, which facilitates bill paying to companies by consumers who use cash to pay their bills, like their DTE Energy Bill, for example.

So instead of having to go to a company’s bill payment center, you can use these conveniently located kiosks, say in your local convenience store instead, which gives you the opportunity to more conveniently pay your bills, but which also is a win for the companies because they want to make sure their bills get paid, and DivDat helps them make that happen as a result of the convenience to the consumer.

So now Jason has proven his model in the Southeast Michigan area and is poised for a national roll up.

Here’s Jason:

“We partnered with DTE Energy about seven years ago because they have an even larger percentage than the 25 percent nationally of their consumers that go in and make payments. So they were looking at ways to offer a service into the communities that they felt are truly underserved and offer some technology to help these folks. So, in partnership with DTE Energy, we launched this program. We were able to get 70 kiosks into the communities, and we’re starting to go national based on the success we’ve had here in Detroit.”

We’re proud to celebrate the very exciting and promising startup story of Jason Bierkle and DivDat. An entrepreneur and a great entrepreneurial story right here in our Southeast Michigan community.

I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of StartupNation.com, and that’s today’s Business Beat on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.

This segment brought to you by Dell Technologies.

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