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Skipping Stone Technologies - kit

kit- everything to go places. kit's platform technology transforms the smartphone experience enabling you to carry reusable device and lifestyle accessories.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Electronics / Instrumentation
  • Location Lexington, KY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2012
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

Using made-to order 3D print mfgr., SST will pursue design innovation and sell kit, the first branded line of smart phone cases and accessories, to early adopting tech enthusiasts. kit's reusable Hard Apps uniquely offer increased revenue opportunities through a razor and blade approach to merchandising. kit's device and lifestyle accessories integrate digital technology in ways not previously imagined to make our day's experiences richer.


  • Christopher has a background as an Architect and educator at Washington University. He has PM experience managing Fortune 500 company projects in the $3-15 million range from infancy to fruition and has owned his own small business for the previous 12 years. He was the designer of the LEED Gold Emerson Network Power Laboratory in Columbus, Ohio. Current mentors include: iTEN, Seth Burkett, CEO of Yurbuds, and Mike Wetle, STL PDMA president.

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    Sales Executive

    Bob is a dynamic senior manager with a career of building distribution channels and leading efforts in the area of brand development, operational excellence and customer service. He has previously held the position of Vice President of US Retail Sales for Lexmark Corporation where he led them from 8,00 to 12,000 retail outlets in a one year period.

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    John Shumate
    Financial Executive, CEO ValuLogik

    John has worked with hundreds of early- and growth-stage companies. He believes strongly in the use of carefully-applied rigor to rationalize financial models, valuations, and other quantification tools. He has over a decade of experience, including buy-side and sell-side m&a; debt and equity capital raises; strategic consulting; complex financial modeling; business plan development; equity and derivative valuation; and venture incubation.

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    Chris Ott
    Marketing Executive, Ott Communication

    OTT is recognized as one of the top 50 promotional and top 500 advertising agencies nationally. From his simplistic chalkboard outlines to delineated strategies and programs, Chris consistently challenges his clients to go beyond traditional thinking and deliver ideas well beyond expectations. His work with clients from the CE industry (Lexmark, GE, Phillips, Kyocera) includes new product launches, marketing materials, POP and advertising.

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    Michael Leinauer
    IP Attorney, IceMiller

    Michael’s experience includes: Patent and Trademark preparation and prosecution, Patent and Trademark searches and opinions, Copyright, and IP Counseling. He has represented individuals and Fortune 100 companies in the following areas: Medical Device Technology, Wind and Solar Energy Systems, Electrical Components, Consumer Products, and Sporting Equipment.

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    CTO, Principal, Spry Digital

    A Founder of Spry Digital, Sheila was previously a partner at Edward Jones with more than 20 years of experience in their IMS division, Sheila brings strong leadership in project management, strategic planning, IS general controls and infrastructure management, with particular expertise in software maintenance design and development. A serial entrepreneur, she has built race cars and recently founded Women Entrepreneurial St. Louis, WEST.

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    Richard Yahwitz
    Corporate Attorney, Polsinelli

    Richard is a shareholder at Polsinelli-Shughart, PC. With his transactional experience and prior experience as a CPA, Richard creates value in both final exit strategies and the operational phase of businesses. His areas of concentration include business formation, reorganizations, recapitalizations, restructurings, divestitures, and mergers and acquisitions. business.

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    Bryce Rutter
    Product Design, MetaPhase

    With product designed for companies like Microsoft, Medtronic, and Gatorade, MetaPhase brings decades of hand-held product design expertise to kit.


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Previous Investors

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    Rocco V. Manzo
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    E&A Management Partners, LLC