Chip Kennedy

Chip Kennedy

Entrepreneur + Product Builder

Hi there, I'm Chip. I like building technology that supports community, democracy, and justice.

I help startups with product strategy, software architecture, and all the details in-between. If you’re a startup looking for product x engineering support, an entrepreneur looking to scale a new idea, or just want to talk startup tech - feel free get in touch πŸ‘‰

I specialize in:

(Technical) Product Management
Marketplace + Workflow Platforms
Product Data + AI

Get in Touch


πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» @chippy-kennedy

πŸ”— linkedin

🐦 twitter

Stories + Guides

Projects + Engagements


Parachute Health

Product Manager | Healthcare Product Strategy, Product Architecture, Project Management, Marketplace Development


Tastemakers Africa

CTO | Marketplace Strategy, Product Architecture, Project Management, Software Engineering, Data Science



Project | Software Engineering, Data Science, Congressional Research, Product Architecture



Client Engagement | Product Architecture, Web Development, Social Community Engagement



Founder, Director of Studio | Team Management, Product Architecture, Community Engagement


Justice for Kurds

Client Engagement | Product Management, Theatre Operations, Brand Consulting, Community Engagement


The AgTech-X Digital Community

Client Engagement | Project Management, Brand Consulting, Community Engagement

Media + Interviews

Featured Interview: Digital Ocean Hatch Storytellers Series | Web Summit 2019
Panelist: CWRU Spartans Step Up Series, Future of Travel


β†’ former product manager @ Parachute Health πŸͺ‚

β†’ former chief technology officer @ Tastemakers Africa 🌍

β†’ partner nyc open data week 2018 πŸ“ˆ

β†’ speaker @ impact summit 2018 πŸ’‘

β†’ former founder and director of studio @ Collectively πŸš€

β†’ former lead software engineer @ Referrio πŸ“

β†’ B.S. computer science @ Case Western Reserve University πŸŽ“

β†’ former software engineer @ Lean Dog 🐢

About Me

I've spent 8+ years as an entrepreneur, product builder, and software engineer with a passion of helping startups grow at the intersection of ideas, community, and democracy. I love building products and working with data that improves peoples’ lives.

I worked as a product manager with the team at Parachute Health. I had the privilege of working on and scaling Parachute’s medical ordering platform for medical facilities, suppliers, manufacturers, and health systems, all to improve patient outcomes.

I was CTO of Tastemakers Africa, a community platform and the best startup (and the best founder) I've run a company with. We built a travel experiences marketplace at scale, created a global virtual community, and brought on fantastic investors - including Precursor Ventures and Flybridge Capital.

I also had the honor of founding and running a startup studio, Collectively, alongside some of the most talented product designers and software engineers I've ever known. We worked with startups, venture capitalists, accelerators, the NYC Mayor's Office, and many other amazing mission-driven organizations. More than that, we created a true community at the intersection of impact startups and dedicated product freelancers.

Outside of coding, architecting, and consulting, I'm always (trying) to train for my next marathon πŸ‘Ÿ, I love reading about politics πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, and am proudly a youtube-trained wannabe chef πŸ›.


As a product manager and software engineer: I think the harder the problem, the better.

I care about breaking down challenges, using and creating data ethically, and creating web products that make us all better. I'm a resourceful nerd who loves focusing on user journey and business goals.


As a CTO: I think a product is only as good as the team behind it.

I care about building products that bring communities together, building teams that challenge and inspire, and scaling up while holding true to mission. I'm a team builder and an empathetic leader.


As a human: I think the internet is a beautiful place, in moderation.

I care about civic engagement, solving systematic societal inequalities, and supporting organizations that work with those who need it most. I'm a critical optimist - never losing appreciation for a challenge, while channeling the innate difficulty into motivation.

Causes I Support

Hollie was a good friend to projects and companies I've worked with and a truly amazing individual. I believe that companies have a responsibility to support the local and online communities around them and Digital Ocean practices this responsibility well.
A dedicated and uniquely amazing non-profit bringing socks, connection, and attention to communities in need across New York City. Their mission, social media, and daily work is an important reminder for us all to get to know our neighbors.