2017 Winner
Wise 50 Over 50 Award™

Ken Kuchling – Windshieldink


My background is a 30 year mining engineer but wanted to try my hand in the tech world with a mobile app start-up.The tech field was something brand new to me and risky and so I undertook this venture part time. With my wife on board (54 yrs old) we learned about bootstrapping, hiring freelance developers, creating a web site, designing an app, building, testing, and deploying, and social media marketing. It has been a great learning process for both of us.

I started Windshieldink at 58 years old. I started this business because I wanted to take on the challenge of creating a mobile app and building a mobile platform that is brand new, unique and provides a public service targeting road safety, fleet safety, and vehicle ownership.

Having just recently released the commercial aspects of our platform we are in the early growth stage now, and marketing is our main task at hand.

Our app is intended to be a benefit to the public and help promote road safety. Even baby boomers can create a mobile app, just be willing to learn and not be intimidated by interaction with the millennials driving today’s tech world.