Kishau Rogers is a serial tech entrepreneur with over twenty years of industry experience, specializing in using computer science and systems thinking principles to influence how we develop, build, grow and mature great ideas.

Kishau Rogers is a serial tech entrepreneur and is the Founder of technology ventures such as Websmith Group Inc., TimeStudy, PeerLoc. Kishau has over twenty years of industry experience, specializing in using computer science and systems thinking principles to influence how we develop, build, grow and mature great ideas. Under her leadership, the Websmith brand has operated for over twelve years, partnering with organizations in successfully bringing their technology ideas from conceptualization to commercialization. Her commercial work includes successful ventures such as TimeStudy, a health enterprise solution which serves tens of thousands of daily, active users and PeerLoc, an innovative geolocation platform startup co-founded with Dr. Wei Cheng.

Kishau has spearheaded many social impact technology projects, most recently serving as an advisor to the U.S. White House Hackathon for Foster Care. Kishau earned her Computer Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of the Lyn McDermid Community Impact Award and the Metropolitan Business League’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Kishau has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NFIB, JavaWorld, and other publications. Kishau actively serves on advisory boards with institutions such as VCU School of Engineering, The Metropolitan Business League, and ECPI.

Kishau grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and holds a degree in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. Kishau and her husband, Bernard, live in Richmond, Virginia with their two small children ages thirteen and five.

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Awards & Special Recognition

  • Lyn McDermid Community Impact Award
  • MBL Entrepreneur of the Year
  • NAWBO Richmond President’s Award
  • ECPI (Richmond) Commencement Speaker
  • Top 50 Women in Tech on Twitter (Webbiquity)
  • JavaWorld recognition for “Tech Blogs Worth Exploring…by Women.”
  • Diversity Award by Informs
  • Count Me In Rising Star award presented by Microsoft
  • The Websmith team did a great job and were extremely responsive and informative particularly as key deadlines approached. Our lead developer was a great listener as reflected by his adjustments to the product. We also appreciated Websmith’s flexibility in rescheduling calls and appointments due to weather-related closures in both DC and Richmond. We did not experience any loss of momentum to get the project completed.

    Council for Advancement and Support of Education
    Director
  • Using Websmith’s software development services we were able to supplement the skill set of our existing in-house programmer(s) and meet our

    deadlines. The development team members are professional and had excellent response times. They were able to keep track of the many projects assigned and they stand behind their work. We would recommend them and are very likely to use their services again.

    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Project Director
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