Chip Wilkes

Project Manager, Designer, and Web Developer in San Jose, California

Chip Wilkes

Project Manager, Designer, and Web Developer in San Jose, California

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life is an adventure, you should enjoy the good times, cherish the memories, and never forget where you have come from.

Chip is Co-Founder of Tweetstore

From humble beginnings, his path to the Bay Area was a depressingly typical one, he started out in Electrical Contracting, then Franchising, before embarking on his 3 year adventure in the world of startups.

He arrived in the Bay Area in June of 2000 with $2000. dollars in his pocket. It was the height of the Dot Com boom, and he was amazed at everything that was going on here.

As he looked, listened and learned, he soon realized that he was meant to be here, to be part of something bigger in life.

A few years later in 2004 with a little hard work, he was fortunate to realize a dream, that dream was to open a Smoothie King franchise. He never imagined it would be in the Heart of the Silicon Valley, and at Santana Row.

In 2008 his instincts told him it was time to pivot, and after four years of operating a moderately successful franchise he closed it, at that point is when his journey into the Silicon Valley start-up life began.

In 2010 his friend David had an Idea for a social e-commerce platform they called it tweetstore.com they developed it and launched the site a year later in August 2011.

  • Work
    • Alpha League Ventures, LLC
  • Education
    • Electrical Contractor to Start-ups