eRise was established in 2019 by Rob Monster, an American and incurable optimist, with an emphasis on searching for true technology.
Rob is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Epik.com, a domain name registrar and web host. eRise is focused on Digital Empowerment initiatives that are capital-efficient, and which improve access to content, community and commerce and are also aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. With one of the main challenges being the high cost of internet access, eRise uses clever low-cost technology to essentially provide free WIFI to these communities. It also identifies and screens Digital Empowerment strategies that could benefit from cross-border interoperability and scale economies.