From The Outside Looking In: Kurt Wilms and fflick

Kurt Wilms

From the outside looking in is a dual-purpose interview series with former Minnesota tech entrepreneurs pursuing their startup companies elsewhere.  It’s great to see homegrown talent making it happen — but why not here and what can we learn from their perspectives?

Entrepreneur: Kurt Wilms

Hometown:Lakeville, Minnesota


Location: San Francisco, CA

What is your background as it relates to Minnesota?

After growing up in Lakeville, I graduated in the spring of 2005 from The
University of Minnesota with a degree in Computer Science. While I was
a student I did a lot of interesting things, including working with the Grouplens Research group where I learned a ton about online communities, recommendation systems, etc. The group is also run like a startup so that was a nice way to learn what startup life is like.