Award winning technology entrepreneur and consultant, higher education institution and managerial professional. Currently, a technology entrepreneur and consultant (CEO & President of Apted, LLC).
Graduate of the University of Southern California Annenberg school of Communication & Journalism and Marshall School of Business, with 20 years of diverse industry experience including digital media.
Brigette brings a wealth of knowledge and humor to real-life business challenges and solutions to her workshops and is a professional connoisseur in social media platforms, mobile apps, startups, civic engagement, safety data and market research.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (3)
Women in Tech
Assertive Skills for Women
How to Pitch Your Idea
Inventions 2011 - Mobile App - “That's Suspicious Behavior” - Description: That's Suspicious Behavior is a free safety awareness app that creates a Virtual Community Watch by crowdsourcing members of communities. (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thats-suspicious-behavior/id490026152?mt=8)
2012 - Recipient of invitation and attended the White House Safety Datapalooza hosted by United States Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park (based on creating the award winning neighborhood safety app “That’s Suspicious Behavior”) 2012 - “Best Presentation at LAUNCH: Silicon Valley 2012” (which received a $50,000 Venture Capital investment from leading technology firm, Mail Chimp) 2012 - 1st Prize Winner of Silicon Beach Festival Student Pitch n
Awards and Honors (professional)
2012 - Demo of Aids Quilt Touch app team at the Folklife Festival at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC 2011 - “Top 10 Innovations” at the University of Southern California (USC) Stevens Center for Innovation
University of Southern California: Masters, Communication Management-Online Communities 2011
University of Southern California: B.S., Business Marketing 1990
- USC Marshall School of Business
- Girls in Tech - Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Public Library
- USC Kid Watch and Family of Schools
- USC Annenberg Communications & Journalism- APOC
Carey Drayton, Chief of Department of Public Safety | University of Southern California
Bridgette Kidd established a new standard for speaking and positively impacted the community with her energy, compassion and ideas of constant improvement to safety standards.
Sabrina Frazier, Owner | SF Notary Services
" I laughed and learned at this workshop. Brigette was authentic and enthusiastic when she spoke about social media and the small business owner."
Event Appearances (3)
Technovation South Gate
Assertive Skills for Women
Effective Communication Skills for Women Alaska, Hawaii and Idaho
Safety Training for Parents
How to Safely help your child and others as they travel to school Local Elementary, middle and high schools
Sample Talks (1)
Market Research and Pitching to Venture Capitalists
Presented to women on how to conduct market research for prospective mobile apps, websites and startups; and how to target the pitch to gain the interest of venture capitalists.
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training