Kimberly Penn

is the winner of the Tello for completing the Women And Drones membership survey.

Kimberly founded Webtropolis, boutique technology consulting firm more than 27 years ago. She also founded two corporations specializing in risk mitigation related to drone technology and IoT technology. Currently, she has clients in greater Houston, thirteen states, Washington-DC, Canada, Mexico, Poland, and Dubai. She has worked on technology and security-based projects with budgets in excess of $30million+. 

She currently is the Entrepreneur In Residence for Houston Community College (HCC) SW in Houston, Texas. Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. Currently, HCC has over 69,000 students.

Kimberly has advised and consulted with over 36 startups and founders including leading a number of those organizations to major funding cycles.

Having served on several national Information Technology Curriculum committees she managed a national (English to Spanish) translation technology curriculum project for over 365,000 students. Is a Content Expert and published author for Pearson Publishing.

Kimberly is currently participating in a summer law program at Bucerius Law School focusing on Legal Technology and Legal Innovation. Her focus is to have a deeper understanding to data- and rules-based approaches and it earn about the interconnectedness of legal innovation and the start-up landscape. Her goal is to apply this newly acquired technical concepts and legalities to the drone industry.

She has spent over 16 years teaching at the college level. Kimberly has earned several local, state and national teaching awards at the collegiate level. Kimberly is grateful to serve on several greater Houston non-profit boards and advisory committees as she believes that service is the rent, we pay for the privilege of living on this earth (Shirley Chisholm).