Founder & CEO of Kipsu

Christopher Smith (Oct. 12nd)

Chris is the founder & CEO of Kipsu, a Minneapolis startup and 2015 MN Cup Runner-up that empowers service leaders to build deep, personal customer relationships by leveraging texting and other digital messaging channels.  He is a former partner with the Coral Group and worked at IBM Venture Capital, where he focused on invsting in technology companies that disruptively change the way that we communicate and engage in entertainment.  Prior to IBM, Chris was a manager with Accenture, where he was involved with launching new businesses in the communications and media markets.  Chris got his start on the engineering side of the business, having developed enterprise software for Xerox, covered data communications technology for Network Computing Magazine and administered large networks for Syracuse University.  Chris has a BS from Syracuse University and an MBA from UC-Berkeley.

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