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The Techli Writing Team:
Edward is the founder and CEO of Techli.com. He is a writer, U.S. Army veteran, serial entrepreneur and chronic early adopter. Having worked for startups in Silicon Valley and Chicago, he founded, grew and successfully exited his own previous startup and loves telling the tales of innovators everywhere. Follow on Twitter: @EdwardDomain
Caryn is Techli’s Editor-in-Chief. She is a writer who loves sharing stories of innovation, no matter the location. She has her masters in mass communication from SIUE and has been in corporate marketing for 6+ years, working on campaigns for all kinds of products. When she’s not writing, you can find her hitting the trail as an avid runner and general sports enthusiast.
Samuel Weigley is a freelance writer living in St. Louis, where he was born and raised. Before moving back to his hometown, he spent the last two years living in New York, where he wrote for several different business publications. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance and USA Today, among many others. Follow on Twitter @SWeigley
Benjamin came to Missouri all the way from Germany to get a Master's degree in Communications at Lindenwood University. In the spring of 2013, he sailed around the world on a ship with 600 college students and 10 startups, which made him realize that he wants to pursue a career at the intersection of journalism and entrepreneurship. He is an avid traveler, football player (American football, yes), and collector of new ways of thinking.
Lee Schneider runs Red Cup Agency
in Santa Monica, CA. Red Cup serves startups and entrepreneurs by building their online culture and user community. He teaches media and crowdfunding for the USC School of Architecture
, where he is a member of the faculty. He teaches business marketing at General Assembly
in Los Angeles. He is the founder of Digital Fundraising School,
an online crowdfunding academy teaching media-makers, entrepreneurs and tech visionaries how to succeed at crowdfunding. He has more than 20 years experience in film and documentary production. Married, he is the father of three.
Mark I. Sutherland is an award-winning communicator and published author. Originally from the United Kingdom, he lives and works in the St. Louis area as the Chief Communications Officer of Elasticity
and the President of Dunrobin Publishing
. He has four published books and writes for the UK Weekly Telegraph
and other publications. He also wears his kilt as often as possible and enjoys haggis and Scotch. He is married with four children.
Michelle stumbled upon the crazy world of entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois,
where she worked for the Technology Entrepreneur Center. After hanging out with some U of I alums in San Francisco, she finally understood what this “Silicon Valley” talk was all about. Just like that, Michelle was smitten with the startup world. She spent some time this summer in Chicagoland exploring the depths of the buzzing startup scene before doing a boot-scootin’ boogie down to Texas. Stay tuned on her new adventures in Houston, as she dives into entrepreneurship in America’s next biggest city.
Annie Zaleski is part of the communications team at the Cleveland-based nonprofit venture development organization JumpStart Inc.
, which provides intensive business assistance and sometimes direct investment to high potential, seed-stage tech businesses to accelerate their growth. At JumpStart, she applies her decade-plus of professional writing and editing experience to thought leadership, blogging, press outreach, social media, client company support and other strategic initiatives. A graduate of Harvard University, she is especially passionate about blogging, social media, content management, branding and rock & roll.
Danyelle came from a land of cornfields and cattle to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she studied advertising and then worked for the Technology Entrepreneur Center. What Danyelle loves most about TEC is meeting inspiring students who are inventing new technologies and working to change the world. Her shining moment with TEC came in Jan. 2013 when she had the opportunity to meet Jeremy Stoppelman's (co-founder of Yelp, Inc.) dog, Darwin -oh, and Jeremy too.
Danyelle threw discus and javelin for Illinois Track and Field. She still carries her javelin in her car and swears it makes for a great party trick. Follow Danyelle
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