Steve Kinder

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As the driving visionary behind 1808, Steven has had a passion for entrepreneurship and design. In the last decade, since starting his own businesses, heís worked with other creative minded businesses owners on creating synergies in the community to further Dallas as a center for innovation and entrepreneurship. Heís served on the board of Entrepreneursí Organization (EO) Dallas Chapter, and continues to mentor and advise start-ups and early stage businesses on leadership, culture and branding.

Steven is the CEO and founder of LOFTwall. A Dallas based manufacturer of room dividers and privacy solutions for offices, workspaces, healthcare facilities and universities. His background in industrial design, graphics and furniture design, led him to invent a solution that was a culmination of those influences into an innovative modular furniture product. As a design entrepreneur, heís passionate about innovation, interiors and product design. Steven is an award winning designer, and throughout his career has designed a wide range of consumer and industrial equipment products.

In 2004, he founded Exhibit Associates Inc, an event marketing and design firm that specializes in helping companies design and implement strategic event and trade-show marketing programs.

In 2007, Steven started EXA Management, LLC to began investing in commercial property utilizing his design and space planning knowledge to renovate multiple properties for his own businesses and additional lease property.

As a lifelong learner he is currently participating in the STAGEN Integral Leadership Program. He received his BFA in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design. He often speaks at SMU Cox to undergrad students interested in entrepreneurship. He resides in Dallas with his wife, three children and two black labs.

Steve Kinder in the studio with Bob Gibbons and Steven Neuner
Steve Kinder in the studio with Bob Gibbons and Steven Neuner

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