The Story

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Last Lock was founded in 2019 by UW-Madison graduate and Minnesota native Jack Ryan. The company emerged from gener8tor’s 16-week Accelerator Studio program based in Milwaukee, WI.

The idea came to Jack as he was walking home and saw a tangled string of locks on a gate. This daisy chain system allows a select number of people access without having to copy and share keys. Additionally, it’s easy to add another user to the system by simply adding another lock to the chain.

Jack began to wonder how the simplicity of this access management system could be translated to an IoT device, and thus the driving concept behind Last Lock was born.

The Team

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Jack Ryan

Founder, CEO

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Electrical Engineering and Economics major with experience designing ultra low-energy electronic hardware

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Clayton Jiang

Director of Communications

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Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt.

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Alex Mahnke

Director of Product

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Physics, B.S. from Wisconsin who has previously launched a crowdfunded product that shipped to 13 countries. First Provisional Patent granted by 18 year old.

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Evan Kostas

Director of Project Management

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Business, B.S. from Saint Mary's College of California. Ex-Apple with 8 years of experience in the IoT space

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Alec Bailey

Software Manager - Backend

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Software engineer, coffee abuser, and real-life Bertram Gilfoyle; focused on mastering the dark magic behind turning crazy ideas into reality

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Adam Johnson

Hardware Manager

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Mechanical engineer with a passion for rapid prototyping, ultra-low-energy electronic and RF systems, and packaging complex assemblies in a sleek products

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Jaideep Bellani

Software Manager - Firmware

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Experience in full stack software development including React frontend, Javascript, MongoDB, and AWS implementation

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Michael Grube

Software Manager - Systems Architect

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Implementing secure automated solutions at scale

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Nihir Singh

Software Manager - Frontend

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Electrical and Computer Engineer with experience in Full Stack software development and embedded systems

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Tori Wiese

Operations Manager

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An amateur botanist with a BA in History and International Studies from Albion College

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Akshay Bodla

Frontend Engineering Lead

Nerdy skateboarder that loves to build sleek user interfaces and sometimes studies computer science

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Christian Schuster

Mechanical Engineering Intern

Background in Electrical, Mechanical, and Firmware. With cross disciplinary experience in C/C++ and Python, SolidWorks, and Altium

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Stefan Allman

Firmware Engineering Lead

Computer science major focused on embedded systems development. Experience in C/C++ firmware, low-power systems, RTOS, and wireless communication protocols; hates UART

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Asa Neal

Mechanical Engineering Lead

Mechanical engineer and maker with experience in small footprint mechanical and electrical design

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Calvin Geishirt

Electrical Engineering Lead

Electrical engineering major with experience building racecars that sometimes almost work

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Eric Li

Firmware Engineering Intern

Computer Science and Philosophy Major, experience and passionate in writing Firmware with C and C++ across multiple platforms

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Emily Koranda

UI/UX Frontend Engineering Lead

Software engineer with experience in front-end development and user experience design

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Steven Lai

Backend Engineering Lead

Computer Science major with experience building full stack application and passion for learning

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Skittles

Director of Bork

Enjoys long walks on the beach and snacks. Specialized in boosting morale and being fluffy