Chip Ransler

Executive Director

Chip Ransler is the program lead for Pipeline and the Executive Director of HackCville. He also lectures at the Darden School of Business and has guest lectured at the McIntire School of Commerce and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Chip has extensive experience in entrepreneurship. He formerly founded and/or led several companies, including Husk Power Systems, Branch Basics, and Topik Solutions. Chip has an MBA from Darden and a BA in Archaeology from the University of Virginia. You can reach Chip with any questions at

Chip's Published Stories

Our goals and outcomes for HackCville members

How clarity, confidence, and competence can enable you to be ready for whatever comes next

Our approach to learning at HackCville

Why learning through projects can help you make potential employers drool and start anything you want to