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KITE: THE NEXT GENERATION OF SOLUTIONS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST MOSQUITOES

 

Kite represents a global effort to develop new products, solutions, tools, methods, and technologies designed to save lives and expand what is possible for humans around the world.

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Kite’s mission is to discover, develop, and deploy new and scalable solutions and technologies in the fight against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases globally.
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ABOUT US
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We are an international team of entrepreneurs, scientists, public health experts, and designers assembled to develop a new system for transforming mosquito-fighting innovations into disease-defeating products and applications. We’re building these new solutions under the Kite flag, and we’re rallying the world’s best to contribute to the growing Kite technology platform and future deployment systems for combating mosquito-borne diseases.

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The development of Kite is supported by ieCrowd, its parent company. ieCrowd provides operations, capital, marketing and other resources which enables the Kite team to focus on product development.

Kite technology stems from scientific findings discovered at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) with assistance from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). ieCrowd exclusively licensed the technology and has furthered the science into a range of new technologies, to advance future Kite products.

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KITE PUBLIC HEALTH
Kite is developing new, leading-edge technologies to be used in disease prevention and disease eradication programs. Kite is also developing new ways to organize, measure, and test new technologies while having an impact in the field.
KITE EXPEDITION
To keep Kite on the cutting edge, we put Kite products and technologies (and team members) into the most remote and challenging locations in the world. We will be announcing our first Kite Expedition in January, 2016, with the kick-off of a unique global trek you won’t want to miss.
KITE PRODUCTS
The first generation of Kite consumer products are planned to hit the U.S. markets in early 2016. Kite backers will get information about final product testing, field testing, and news about when the first Kite products will be hitting the market. Kite backers will also get coupons and incentives to be among the first to put in their orders.
KITE BUSINESS
Kite is open for business of various types. We are driven by a desire to do good and to do well, and we know you are too. From distribution partnerships to joint development, we are a group of experienced entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, and public health experts that are passionate about getting Kite products and tech to the world.
KITE CROWD
Kite’s crowd following is an essential part of Kite’s product development process. You share, we listen. Our 11,254 backers, 15,000 FB followers, and over 100,000 social friends help us connect to what’s real, and what’s really useful. <a href="http://ww.iecrowd.com">Click here</a> to join the Kite Crowd and learn what “crowd-powered” really means.
KITE SCIENCE
Our company bases its work on science and Kite is no exception. Kite’s products are designed around core science that uses new methods of inhibiting, over-stimulating, or blocking a mosquito’s ability to detect CO2, skin odor, or heat. The Kite science team combines multiple technologies into each Kite product to make powerful applications while leaving old ideologies behind.
OUR MISSION
Grey Frandsen
Business Unit President
Grey Frandsen, head of Kite, is a two-time malaria survivor, explorer, and award-winning entrepreneur devoted to combating mosquito-borne diseases. Grey’s blog will include information on Kite’s technology platform, new consumer products, public health campaigns in Central Africa, and new alliances in the British Virgin Islands.
OUR SOLUTIONS

From simple little patches that make humans invisible to mosquitoes, to high-tech Kite Active Delivery Systems (KADS), we spend our time developing new solutions that do not exist today for problems that face all of us, one way or another. 

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OUR TECHNOLOGY

We are developing multiple new technologies and products intended to advance the fight against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases around the world, in every climate, and for everyone. 

 

To develop new technologies, we believe that we have to not only work to develop new, groundbreaking technology (Kite’s “core” technology), but that we also have to collaborate with others to advance other technologies and approaches. By doing so, we are expanding the types of technologies included in the Kite solutions platform, and we can consolidate the benefits of having various solutions for deployment via Kite’s distribution and deployment systems.

BREAKTHROUGH
Kite Patch technology is derived from patentpending
formulations that utilize breakthrough
compounds found in food flavors and fragrances.
We’re working hard to make Kite Patch an
alternative to methods that contain ingredients
known to regulatory bodies as harmful or toxic
to humans, animals, or the environment.
OUR CAUSE
We’re passionate about protecting children
and the world’s most vulnerable populations
from mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and West
Nile virus. We’re also passionate about creating
a future product that people will love using to
explore the world. To ensure our technology
works well, we’re integrating elements that we
believe could make the Kite suited for
children in Uganda, athletes, families on the
soccer field, outdoor enthusiasts, and even
workers in the suburbs of Manila.
OUR APPROACH

 

We’re doing what has to be done by doing things that haven’t been done. 

 

Our approach is a reflection of our drive to build exceptionally high-quality products that can save lives and improve livelihoods around the world. We do this by leveraging the power of the crowd, by expanding the number of participants and collaborators involved in Kite technology development, and by breaking down traditional industry and technology barriers that to date have, in our opinion, prevented significant innovation from occurring in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases. 

 

Kite’s collaboration model is supported by ieCrowd, a global innovation commercialization company dedicated to the rapid commercialization of significant scientific breakthroughs and discoveries. Thanks to ieCrowd, we have leapfrogged the traditional process for early-stage technology start-ups and companies that often need ten years to develop a single new product or active - with Kite’s development of new mosquito repellents and attractants, our creation of the global brand Kite, as well as the founding of a growing global coalition to help develop new products and applications for fighting mosquito-borne diseases.

OUR TEAM

Grey Frandsen
TEAM LEAD
Rowena Albanna
OPERATIONS
Kam Syphengpheth
ADMIN
ANDREW TWITTY
Research and Product Development
Albert Cervantes
FINANCE
Sean Mansouri
RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

Congratulations to 11,254 Kite Patch backers who made our crowdfunding campaign a smashing success! We concluded the campaign at over 740% of our goal and are now transitioning to implementation.

 

OUR PARTNERS
Kite is working to build a network of market partners, positioned to support the distribution of future market-ready products and technologies. We believe market partners will be critical to increasing the distribution and impact of Kite's future family of products. If you are interested in partnering with Kite please click to fill out the form.

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