Kabir Maiga

Kabir Maiga



Kabir Maiga is the co-founder of PassiveBolt, a technology company that is pioneering a Tier 1 supplier class in access control and lock manufacturing, modeled after the automotive industry. He is a devout innovator and envisions an entirely keyless future. Lock manufacturers and platforms (e.g., home security) are poised to build the keyless future. PassiveBolt supports them by supplying the picks and shovels. Kabir Maiga and his team invented and patented several smart access technologies and innovations. They were recognized and awarded the top industry awards in the space including CES 2020 Innovation Awards, CES 2021 Innovations Awards, IoT World Best Consumer Technology nomination and more. He was recognized by Forbes in 2021 in the Forbes Next 1000 list of top rising entrepreneurs in the United States.

Kabir Maiga was formerly technical lead at Continental Automotive, where he helped develop keyless entry technologies currently deployed in over 120 million cars globally. He started the PassiveBolt project within Continental and later spun off with Continental as lead investor. He has over 13 years of business and engineering experience. He worked in engineering in the auto industry, in finance on Wall Street, and has experience building technology startups. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.


Let’s Debate! Channel vs. Direct Sales

Presented by Taylor May, Jon Harris, Kabir Maiga at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, August 3rd.

In the ever-changing industry we are in, we're seeing some companies change their sales models to be more direct with the customer, while others won't stray away from channel sales. In this lively debate, hear all about the benefits and drawbacks of each model, and please feel free to provide your input as we discuss!