For two decades Ben has worked with startups, universities, museums, large corporations and government agencies helping them turn ideas into software.
In 2006, Ben co-founded Doodlekit (doodlekit.com), a website builder used by millions worldwide. Last year the company won the International Small Business of the Year award from the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. (startlandnews.com/2016/08/doodle-rough-ben-kittrells-growing-global-business/)
In 2011, he served as CTO of LiveOn, an app that captured photo and video memories. He drove the technical architecture from concept to launch in less than a year, ultimately receiving a nomination for a 2012 SXSW Technical Achievement Award. (siliconprairienews.com/2011/11/liveon-goes-live-with-platform-for-sharing-and-storing-memories)
Currently Ben is working with KC tech company, Red Nova Labs, dba storEDGE architecting their new website platform, business intelligence, big data and SaaS products that serve 3,000+ self storage locations.
His guidance actively shapes numerous silicon prairie companies including: FEWDM (fewdm.com), VideoFizz (videofizz.com), RFP365 (rfp365.com), and Top Force Distribution, Inc.
When not building software Ben mentors at risk kids and KC high school students at Minddrive and in the CEED MECA Challenge, project based learning programs. He was invited to speak to students at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization national conference about web and mobile development. He ran the SpareRoom radio podcast which featured interviews with local KC entrepreneurs. He wrote the WTF “Words that Frustrate” column for Startland News, translating tech words for the layman.