Kathryn Hough
Kathryn Writer
Kathryn is a writer for Techli covering ecommerce, social, and the startup hubs of Portland, St. Louis, and Chicago. She is the CMO and co-founder of Huedio, a startup that is currently in stealth mode. Kathryn was an early employee at DailyBurn, a TechStars class of 2008, which was acquired by IAC in 2010. Prior to her foray into startups, Kathryn co-founded the New School Free Press at New School University.


St. Louis-based Text Reject Chosen For SXSW Student Startup Madness Competi...

The idea for Text Reject, a contemporary spin on the popular rejection hotlines, happened as most good ideas do: at Steak'N Shake over college break. In just a few short months, the concept has grown from a weekend project to become a semifinalist in the SXSW Student Startup Madness Competition.   [Read More]

GiveForward’s Tech The Halls Campaign Raises Over $152k For 22 Famili...

Medical fundraising platform GiveForward rallied the Chicago startup scene to raise money for local families struggling with medical expenses around the holidays. The group effort raised $152,367 for 22 families.   [Read More]

Chicago-based Shiftgig’s Bullpen Fills Last Minute New Year’s E...

Chicago-based ShiftGig is gearing up for the biggest party night of the year by connecting bartenders and servers with New Year's Eve gigs. While Shiftgig's main focus is growing a professional networking and employment community for the hospitality and retail industries for full-time and part-time opportunities, the bullpen feature helps workers in these industries pick up extra shifts for short-term or one time gigs.   [Read More]

Material Mix Founder Gives Tips On How To Recycle Holiday Waste

Material Mix founder and CEO Allison Carmen gives her tips on how to recycle holiday waste between now and the new year.  [Read More]

The 10 Greatest Wins For The Chicago Startup Scene In 2012

2012 was the year that Chicago took a place at the table next to New York City and Silicon Valley as one of the great innovative centers in America. Techli was lucky enough to witness these greatest wins for the Chicago startup scene in 2012.  [Read More]

How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Productivity By Planning Ahead For 2013

If you're an entrepreneur, it's time to put away your mom's famous Christmas cookies and get back to work today. While the rest of your 9-to-5er friends are on an extended vacation until 2012, you've got five days of distraction-free work between now and the new year.  [Read More]

Will St. Louis Avoid The Dreaded Series A Crunch Of 2013?

St. Louis won't avoid the Series A crunch because of freakishly high local investments in local tech next year, but rather because the startup community is great at keeping the startups afloat who deserve it.  [Read More]

10 Greatest Wins For The St. Louis Startup Scene in 2012

2012 was a great year to be an entrepreneur in St. Louis. Now that the holidays are over, we wanted to reflect on the past year to highlight the 10 greatest wins for the St. Louis startup scene in 2012.  [Read More]

A Christmas Gift From IDC Projects: Memory Matches Is Now On Android

Just in time for Christmas, St. Louis-based IDC Projects has released their popular Memory Matches game for Android devices.  [Read More]

The Inexperienced Angel Investor: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

Beware the inexperienced angel investors, who are more like wolves in sheeps' clothing than potential partners who will help your venture grow.   [Read More]