MINNEAPOLIS, MN - October 17, 2019 — Kipsu, the leading platform of Real-Time Engagement for service industry professionals and Minneapolis-based startup, participated in the 2019 Twin Cities Startup Week. Kipsu's event, Going 7—70: Life on the inside of a fast growing startup, featured a panel of "O.G." Kipsuvians who spoke about life in a company that scaled quickly. At the TCSW closing party, Kipsu received the Voyager Award, which recognizes a startup that successfully bootstrapped their organization.
Kipsuvians celebrating their "win" at Kipsu's headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.
Thousands of entrepreneurs, students, investors, and professionals attended the Twin Cities Startup Week festival. Kipsu hosted a panel featuring Kipsu's longest-tenured team members. Although like Lyft, Airbnb, and Snapchat receive the lion's share of media attention in the startup space for their breakneck growth on the back of billions of dollars of fundraising, these "unicorns" are far from the reality of most startups. Kipsu's team discussed with attendees the importance of maintaining company culture, setting realistic growth expectations, and lessons learned from the company's growth.
On Wednesday, October 16, TCSW drew to a close at the Science Museum of Minnesota with an awards ceremony recognizing startups nominated across a variety of categories. Kipsu received nominations in the Voyager and Operational Excellence categories and took home the Voyager award. The Voyager award recognizes a startup that successfully bootstrapped their organization.
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.