Always a visionary, MiCamp founder Micah Kinsler’s serial entrepreneurship began at the tender age of 13. First there was the landscape business, which he launched with one client and grew to numerous employees. Then, by 22, he helped release ground-breaking poker software that was later sold to Big World Casino. By 24, he owned two highly successful, multi-chain tanning salons.
Of course, it didn’t stop there. Micah’s talent has always been envisioning, reinventing, and launching companies that meet a perceived need, in late 2006 when he realized that, as a busi- ness owner, he was getting crushed by credit card fees, he decided to do some- thing about it.
He created MiCamp Solutions in 2007, picturing a financial technology firm that could offer secure payment processing solutions while helping its customers maximize their profits. He opened an office with just four employees.
Fast-forward to today, and MiCamp is one of the fastest-growing—and award- winning—payment companies in the United States. The company has 17,000 clients worldwide, processes $9 billion a year, works with 400 independent service organizations, and is in the Top 5 Fiserv ISO, Chairman’s Circle.
In 2020, the company, which is head- quartered in Scottsdale and now also has other locations around the country, was named for a second time to the Inc. 5000, ranking 2,542—a quick rise from its previous rank of 4,234 just one-year prior. The company is also a multiple nominee of the prestigious BBB Torch Awards for Ethics, amongst many other awards.
“I saw a need and just wanted to make a difference,” he says. “It’s important to help others, be ethical, and make an impact.” To that end, the iconic businessman is more than just about business. He again disrupted the industry when he recently launched MiCamp’s WAVit program, a revolutionary plat- form that allows merchants to reduce their credit card processing fees to zero, providing them with significant cost savings—a program that many found essential during the pandemic.
MiCamp also recently launched MiCamp Cares, a charity arm of MiCamp Solutions, as way to continue Kinsler’s stewardship of the community. MiCamp Cares’ giving program works with charities across Arizona.
“It’s always been important to me to be a steward of the community where I live and work, and to encourage MiCamp’s employees to do the same,” Micah says. “This just formalizes it.” www.micamp.com