Kyle Ellicott is the Co-Founder and Chief Labs Officer of ReadWrite Labs (formerly Wearable IoT World), a San Francisco-based company dedicated to cross-border acceleration and the creation of social fabric for businesses around wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The company is focused on connecting technological experts, thought-leaders, corporate/startup executives, and investors as they build these emerging technologies through fostering dynamic relationships between brands, businesses, and bright minds. He’s advised over 175 companies and successfully raised over $130 million in venture funding.
Originally from Michigan, Ellicott is a lifelong entrepreneur who started building computers for clients at the age of 15 and worked his way through college in a variety of IT roles, including networking, security, and forensics. His passion for innovation led to his founding of several startup companies, including a media company and prominent digital agency. His leadership in the wearables and IoT space led to co-founding of ReadWrite Labs, a division of Wearable IoT World, which is the world’s first accelerator/incubator blend solely focused on wearables and IoT. Ellicott is a noted speaker, consultant, and published author with over 10 years of technical and product experience with such companies as Live Nation, Ticketmaster, EventUp, and TechZulu.