Business With Passion: Joe Grand


Joe Grand (aka Kingpin) is an electrical engineer, hardware hacker, and president of Grand Idea Studio, Inc., where he specializes in the invention, design, and licensing of consumer products, video game accessories, and modules for electronics hobbyists. He has also spent many years finding security flaws in hardware devices and educating engineers on how to increase security of their designs.

Involved in computers and electronics since the age of 7, Joe is a former member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries and has testified before the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee regarding government and homeland computer security. He’s written a few books, holds a few patents, and is a co-host of Prototype This on Discovery Channel. Joe is also the sole proprietor of Kingpin Empire, a hacker-inspired apparel project that gives back to the technology and health communities through charitable donations.

Website: Grand Idea Studio
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