MINNEAPOLIS, MN - September 30, 2019 — Kipsu, the leading platform of Real-Time Engagement for service industry professionals and Minneapolis-based startup, will participate in the 2019 Twin Cities Startup Week. Kipsu's event, Going 7—70: Life on the inside of a fast growing startup, will take place on Thursday, October 10 at Kipsu's headquarters in the Minneapolis Warehouse District.
Brands like Lyft, Airbnb, and Snapchat may get the lion's share of media attention in the startup space for their breakneck growth on the back of billions of dollars of fundraising, but these "unicorns" are far from the reality of most startups.
Listen to "O.G." Kipsu team members discuss what it's really like to go from 7 to 70 employees quickly, lessons learned, and strategies for fast, yet sustainable growth.
Eva Dixon, Director of Marketing
As Kipsu’s Director of Marketing, Eva manages all inbound and outbound lead generation, brand strategy, and content creation. Since graduating from the University of Minnesota, she helped build three Minnesota startups before Kipsu. Eva, a passionate storyteller and brand builder, remains committed to the startup world for its ingenuity, creativeness, and aspirational enthusiasm.
Kris Eul, VP of Hospitality Strategic Partnerships
A Kipsuvian for 5 years, Kris was integral in developing Kipsu’s approach to business development and growth. Leveraging an extensive background in marketing and sales, he leads Kipsu’s strategic large-scale partnership strategies. Eul studied Marketing and Sports and Event Management at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Drew Anunti, VP of Hospitality Customer Partnerships
A dynamic sales and management executive with more than 10 years of leadership experience, Anunti oversees Kipsu’s sales pipeline while managing a team of sales representatives and market development representatives. Prior to Kipsu, he served in senior leadership at a successful EdTech startup. Anunti studied Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Madeline Dunn, Customer Partnerships Team
After graduating with her BA in Business Marketing from the University of St. Thomas, Maddy quickly realized she wanted to pursue a career in sales. After a year of shaping the MDR team into the well-oiled machine it is today, Maddy now oversees all levels of partnership acquisition in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States as well as our international presence in Australia.
Kipsu is the industry leader in Real-Time Engagement, connecting service-driven brands with their customers through texting and digital messaging. Kipsu currently partners with over 2,000 hotels operators and brands, facilitating nearly 150 million messages through SMS, Live Web Chat, Social Messengers, and In-App Messengers. Kipsu currently operates in over 30 countries in multiple industries including hospitality, retail, higher education, transit, and healthcare. For more information about Kipsu, visit www.kipsu.com.