Kurt M. Steckling is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vectorform, a global invention company that creates digital products and experiences that change the way you experience the world. Launched in 1999, the company has a history of developing “first of a kind” emerging technology solutions for the most innovative companies in the world, including Google, Walt Disney, Microsoft, Nike, BMW, and American Express, among others.
A true entrepreneur and change agent, Kurt was also instrumental in the formation of the joint venture between Vectorform and DTE Energy called Powerley, which provides a platform designed to allow utility companies to present real-time energy consumption information to customers. He’s also an investor and co-founder in two other companies: Scout, a SaaS business that helps brands stop the proliferation of counterfeit goods, and Brio Product Group which builds and sells consumer brands and products and is developing AI to revolutionize the product development process.
Kurt’s enterprising spirit helps push the boundaries of innovation and has led his organization to win several industry and client awards. This includes the “User Experience Innovation” award by CeBIT, the SXSW “Interactive Award for AP Timeline Reader” in 2011, and the Automation Alley Technology Company of the Year in 2016.
Kurt is well known for his advocacy of STEM education and is passionate about supporting his local community through youth mentorship and volunteer activities. He serves as an advisor to the Brother Rice High School STEM program and works closely with organizations that support the development of engineers, programmers, and designers. Alongside supporting today’s youth, Kurt is active in mentoring other entrepreneurs through organizations such as Endeavor with goal of driving social change, growth, and innovation through entrepreneurship.