Join us in welcoming Matt Gasper to our Customer Success Team! Prior to Kipsu, Matt spent a few years managing and training baristas in the specialty coffee industry and most recently graduated from the UMN Coding Bootcamp. Outside of work, Matt likes playing Dungeons & Dragons and Overwatch, as well as baking and grilling. We're thrilled to have him join the Kipsu team and asked Matt to share his first few days with Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Carlos Espinoza as an intern to our Engineering Team! Prior to Kipsu, Carlos was tennis pro at a Lifetime and currently attends Augsburg University. Outside of work, Carlos enjoys working out and cooking, his favorite workout outlets are playing tennis, rock climbing, and dancing, especially Lindy Hop and solo jazz. We're excited to have him join the Kipsu team and asked Carlos to share his experience with Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Kyle Ronning to our Engineering Team! Prior to Kipsu, Kyle was involved in a couple early stage start ups as well as being a "solopreneur" building custom web applications. Outside of work, Kyle enjoys coaching hockey, playing golf and tennis, and nerding out on personal finance. We're thrilled to have him join the Kipsu team and asked Kyle to share his thoughts on Kipsu so far.
The focus on wellbeing and mindfulness is only increasing amongst all generations and regions as research continues to show the benefits of keeping personal health top of mind. In a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, they found 87% (of the hundreds of companies surveyed) said they were committed to the wellness of their employees. 73% offer some kind of wellness program and 16% provide financial incentives to encourage wellness. Wellness programs can consist of many variables including gym discounts, nutrition classes, onsite exercise facilities or classes, weight loss programs, wellness newsletter, lifestyle coaching and much more. With wellbeing initiatives growing in the workplace, Kipsu recently launched its first wellness group! The Kipsu wellness group is eagerly planning events and creating space to focus on health and mindfulness for the whole office.
Join us in welcoming Kirsten Ruge to our Engineering Team! Prior to Kipsu, Kirsten graduated from Software Guild in 2016 and worked as an Automation Engineer and developer at RedBrick Health and a local golf club management company. Outside of work, Kirsten enjoys writing music and playing drums in local bands, competitive weightlifting, and cooking. She also loves every dog on the planet. We're so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked Kirsten to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.
Join us in welcoming Kait Beaudette to our Engineering Team! Prior to Kipsu, Kait was a software engineer at another local startup called Kidizen. Outside of work, Kait enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. In her mythical spare time, Kait also likes to read (she's been known to have at least four books in progress at any given time) and will someday have the time and space again to weave a big cozy blanket. We're so excited to have her a part of the Kipsu team and asked Kait to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far.
The United States has designated today, January 21st, as a day to remember, honor, and reflect on the courageous and historic strides made by Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and the American Civil Rights movement. Although the changes in American law, workplaces, and society since Dr. King’s time have bent towards equality, there still exists great achievements to be made.
On a snowy 2016 morning in Northeast Minneapolis, Eva Dixon and Drew Anunti both started their first days at a tech startup of 11 employees. Three years later, that company is now in downtown Minneapolis and has grown to more than 60 employees. Eva is now the Director of Marketing and Drew is the Vice President of Hospitality Customer Partnerships. We interviewed them on their three year Kipsu anniversary to learn more about their journeys:
With the sound of ornaments being packed away, trees tugged through the door, and the final baked goods munched, the Holiday Season comes to a close. For many, this sparks a new season of reflection and goal setting as the phrase “New year, new me” is tossed around. Kipsu focuses deeply on goals during work hours and is filled with many motivated, intentional individuals. This ignited my curiosity on what resolutions Kipsuvians set outside of work for 2019, and what “new self” people here are striving towards.