Kipp Bradford is an entrepreneur, technology consultant, and educator with a passion for making things. He is the founder or cofounder of start-ups in the fields of transportation, consumer products, HVAC, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions. Some of his more interesting projects have turned into kippkitts.
Kipp is the author of Distributed Network Data (hardware hacking for Data Scientists, with Alasdair Allan) and is one of the cofounders of the Data Sensing Lab. Kipp also co-founded Revolution By Design, a non-profit education and research organization dedicated to empowerment through technology, and co-organizes Rhode Island’s mini Maker Faire. He is one of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s “Nifty Fifty”. Kipp was the Demo Chair of the 2013 Open Hardware Summit and has been recognized as a leading innovator at Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2013. As the former Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer at the Brown University School of Engineering, Kipp taught several engineering design and entrepreneurship courses. He serves on the boards of The Maker Education Initative, The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, The Providence Athenaeum, and the community arts organization AS220. He is also on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine, is a Fellow at the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce at Philadelphia University, and is an Adjunct Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.