Q&A With Kristina Kennedy - VP of Kickstand and Techstars Mentor

The Austin community is flush with entrepreneurs, looking to disrupt and revolutionize with new products and services. I sat down with Kristina Kennedy, VP and Partner at Kickstand Communications, to talk with her about her new role at Techstars as mentor for some of these aspiring individuals.

Molly Brooke: So, in layman's terms, can you tell me what exactly is Techstars?

Kristina Kennedy: Sure, Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they build their business. 

Kickstand has moved!

When we started out, we did the same scrappy thing that many companies do in their startup stage: worked from the kitchen table. It's easy, inexpensive, and the fridge is close by for mid-brainstorm snacks.

But, as many companies also do, we grew up and moved to an official office. Luckily, there is still a fridge handy, and even a Keurig coffee machine (we're PR professionals, coffee is essential).

What's in a name?

kick·stand

ˈkikˌstand/

noun

  1. a metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle, lying horizontally when not in use, that may be kicked into a vertical position to support the vehicle when it is stationary.

That's Us.

We're your Kickstand. Your support. We're here when you need us, to help get your message out, whatever it may be. We're not just a PR agency. We're a communications company.