Det Ansinn CEO and Founder
Det Ansinn is a serial entrepreneur and owner of BrickSimple LLC, a mobile/wearable/IoT development studio based in Doylestown, PA with offices in Philadelphia, Cambridge, and San Francisco. Det made some of the first apps on the iOS and Android platforms, plus innovative apps for wearable devices like Google Glass. For the past five years, Det has been focused on Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR) experiences. With a reputation as an innovator, Det has worked with many emerging technologies was selected by Microsoft as a HoloLens Wave 1 Developer. Det has applied this experience to healthcare including patient worn wearable devices, smart glasses, and virtual training experiences.
Additionally, since 2015, Det has served as Chief Technology Officer and a Board Member at Adherent Health, a technology platform including biosensors and wearable and mobile technologies. Det is also an adviser and the Chief Technology Officer for ImmERgeLabs, a start-up dedicated to virtual reality healthcare experiences.
Det has provided technology business analysis and commentary for Bloomberg Television, BusinessWeek, MIT Technology Review, Talking Points Memo, and MTV. His company’s work has also been featured on Engadget, Joystiq, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, ArsTechnica, Geek.com, GigaOM, MTV, NBC news, Reuters, and the BBC. Det is also featured in the award-winning documentary “DATUNA: Portrait of America” for his work with the artist David Datuna and Google Glass.
Det works with startups and young entrepreneurs, and actively advocates for small business and innovation policy. He approaches business and job creation from a progressive technology perspective. Det served on the Business Forward Local Leadership Council and has served as a member of the White House Business Council. Det is also a trainer/facilitator for the national Life Entrepreneurship program of the New Leaders Council.
In addition to his entrepreneurship, Det served as the Council President of the Borough of Doylestown for a decade. His public service also included appointment to the Bucks County Open Space Review Board and he is past President of the Bucks County Free Library system. Det also served as a board member of the Pennsylvania Municipal League.
Det Ansinn is a product of Drexel University’s Electrical Engineering program. Det has an Honorable Discharge from the USAFR.