Kip Watson


Community Builder


Member Since: 2023

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Professional Bio

Kip is originally from Boston, but came to the Lowcountry to attend the College of Charleston in 2007. He has been busy as a sailing instructor, equity researcher, financial consultant, policy analyst, and most recently a graduate student once again at the College of Charleston. He has just finished his Master of Public Administration degree with a certificate in Urban and Regional Planning. He tailored his coursework to focus on local level economic development and took his learning outside the classroom working with the MPA Community Assistance Program, NC Growth SmartUp, and the City of Charleston’s Office of Business and Neighborhood Services.

When not contemplating the local entrepreneurial ecosystem you can find Kip on or near the water whether on the beach or a boat, working in the yard with his wife Meghan, or planning his next getaway. Kip's favorite local haunts include HERD Provisions, the Harbinger, and Fast & French.
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