Kenny Kane

Web Developer and nonprofit executive in Austin, Texas

Kenny Kane

Web Developer and nonprofit executive in Austin, Texas

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From a young age, I have always been fascinated with technology and the role it plays in our daily lives.

In my teens, I built websites for high school bands, my own (failed) projects, and eventually local businesses. As time went by, my ability to create worthwhile things on the internet increased.

As I approached college graduation, with 8 years of work as a Pharmacy Technician behind me, life as a nonprofit employee seemed to be more and more of a reality. Upon graduation in 2010, I was hired as employee #2 of what would eventually become "Stupid Cancer."

It was Stupid Cancer that gave me the opportunity to use my technological curiosity for the benefit of an underserved population. Unlike the projects of my teens, I finally had the ingredients to really grow as an operations technologist, in parallel with the growth of the organization.

Along my journey with Stupid Cancer, I was named 2013 "Nonprofiteer of the Year" by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City. Almost immediately after, I became actively involved with YNPN-NYC, serving as Partnerships Chair and then Board Chair.

After nearly 7 years, 5 cross-country awareness road trips, a few hundred podcasts, and a heaping amount of lessons learned, I left New York City and Long Island for Austin, TX in summer 2016.

When I arrived in Austin, I assumed the role of CEO of Testicular Cancer Foundation (TCF). It was a humbling opportunity to take on a role in a disease-specific area that affected my family to the core. When I was a high school senior in 2005, my father had been diagnosed, treated, and got back to life as usual after a diagnosis of stage 2b Testicular Cancer.

Shortly after my start as CEO of TCF, I began consulting for FIRMSPACE, an upscale professional workplace that offers different configurations of office suites with high-end amenities.

In early 2018, I was promoted to Director of Operations and oversee all the daily in and outs of the organization, making sure employees and members alike have everything they need to be successful in the space.

I've been able to merge my experience in the cancer world with my tech interests by cofounding GRYT Health, with several of my BFF's from the cancer world. GRYT exists to dive deeper into improving outcomes through technology and research.

In all, I've found that technology efficiencies can be applied to everyday life, making the complicated less complicated and the most herculean challenges only a matter of time.

  • Work
    • FIRMSPACE • GRYT Health
  • Education
    • Farmingdale State College