REVUE is proud to feature the project “Your Own Way Out” by Till Carlos, Tom Libelt & Manuel Dingemann, a movie about successful entrepreneurs that wrote their own scripts, built business and regained freedom on their own terms. In 5’ clips they talk about what shaped their mindset and what led them to where they are today.
Our first entrepreneur to watch is Ryan Meo. Ryan started his entrepreneurial career in the fitness sector, enjoying a travel heavy and location independent life style. However in 2009, considering his former ventures as failures, he discovered his "real him" – which, according to Ryan, is the cornerstone of driving a successful business: “If you haven’t figured who you are, it’s really hard to run a successful business”. Following the discovery, he decided to make a shift to a new industry and founded the online venture TheWebsiteProject.org.
TheWebsiteProject provides custom WordPress website design and programming to Digital Agencies. Changing the way Digital Agencies provide small business websites, the goal is essentially to help digital agencies to be more process-driven and scalable. Ryan gave up on his location-free lifestyle in order to be closer to his client base and grow his business more rapidly – which he considers one of his biggest achievements.
In 2004, together with Patrick Hitches, Ryan founded a new concept of coworking space called “MOVE” that combines a collaborative space with a gym. Patrick and Ryan believe that most entrepreneurial people seek to escape the quiet office environment, thus offer a unique, healthy and active space to help spark innovation and creativity.