Elin Blesener

Elin Blesener
Elin is the Community Manager for TechCrunch. Previously, she was one of the first Community Managers at Slide and was in charge of one of their most successful products, SuperPoke! Pets. Slide went on to be acquired by Google for $182 million. Originally from Huntington Beach, Elin attended California State University, Chico, where she studied Organizational Communications and Art History. CrunchBase profile →

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  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt NY Plus A New GoPro Camera #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt NY Plus A New GoPro Camera #TCDisrupt

    As you know TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 is right around the corner. This April we will be, as they say, taking over the Big Apple. We have already announced a few of our special guests and speakers, including Instagram’s Kevin Systrom, Sequoia Capital’s Roelof Botha, SV Angel’s Ron Conway and David Lee, Thrillist Media Group’s Ben Lerer, Managing Director of Lerer… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Brand New Lytro Camera And Free Ticket To Disrupt NY #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Brand New Lytro Camera And Free Ticket To Disrupt NY #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt NY, one of our biggest events of the year, is well on its way! We have already begun to announce which special guests and speakers will be joining us this April, but that’s only the beginning. We have so many exciting guests and speakers to announce, special after-party details to share, startups to meet with, and other surprises up our sleeves. In just a few… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Nike+ Fuel Band Plus 2 Free Tickets To The #Crunchies

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Nike+ Fuel Band Plus 2 Free Tickets To The #Crunchies

    As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are nearly upon us! Voting concluded last night and the last set of tickets are on sale now. If you want to purchase them in time for next week’s show you’d better hurry, because the tickets are going fast. Next Thursday is going to be a night you will never forget. We have all-star surprise guests, musical… Read More

  • Commenters, We Want You Back

    Commenters, We Want You Back

    It was early 2011 and TechCrunch’s comment section was overrun with trolls. Bullies and asshats were drowning out our smart commenters. We hated our commenters because, well, they hated us. So we rolled out Facebook Comments in an attempt to silence the trolls — by removing their anonymity. But we eventually discovered that our anti-troll tactic worked too well; The bullies and… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Tickets To The Crunchies Awards #Crunchies

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Tickets To The Crunchies Awards #Crunchies

    The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards will soon be upon us and (if you hadn’t noticed) we just announced our new host. The Daily Show’s John Oliver will take the stage at this year’s Crunchies Awards and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is he hilarious, but he has been nominated for multiple prestigious awards and won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Writing in a Comedy… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Nexus 4 And Nexus 10 #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Nexus 4 And Nexus 10 #TechCrunch

    The presents are piling, the fire is crackling, the drinks are flowing and in some parts of the world the snow is falling. From all of us at TechCrunch, we hope everyone is having a merry Christmas. For this week’s giveaway, we wanted to do something extra special, because well, it’s Christmas! The lucky winner of this giveaway will win a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 10. Want them both? Read More

  • Gift Guide Giveaway: A Brand New Lytro Camera #LytroMeTC

    Gift Guide Giveaway: A Brand New Lytro Camera #LytroMeTC

    We’ve written numerous posts about the Lytro camera and have done gift guide reviews on it, so we thought — why not give one away? Thanks to Lytro, we have one free 8GB camera to give away. The Lytro is one of the most sought after cameras out there right now because it’s so different. By using propriary systems, the photograph’s point of focus and now perspective can… Read More

  • Today Is The Last Day To Nominate Your Favorites For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

    Today Is The Last Day To Nominate Your Favorites For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

    The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards are coming up fast and today is the absolute last day to nominate your favorites in technology. Nominations close tonight at 11:59pm PT and will not be open again, so think about who you would like to nominate, and go do it! The Crunchies Awards are going to be held on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. The ceremony begins… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: iRobot Roomba 650. Get Clean For The Holidays #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: iRobot Roomba 650. Get Clean For The Holidays #TechCrunch

    Happy – almost – holidays! As you may have noticed, we have already started our ever-popular TC Gift Guide to hightlight some of the best gifts this year. Since Thanksgiving is next week (time really does fly by) we wanted to give something away we think many people would love to have – a brand new iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum Cleaning Robot. These things clean your carpet… Read More

  • More Tickets Released For Detroit And Chicago Meetups

    More Tickets Released For Detroit And Chicago Meetups

    Our first stop for our Northern meetup series was Toronto and it was an absolute blast! Almost 1,000 hungry and thirsty techies poured into the¬†Steam Whistle Brewery¬†to hang out, drink, eat, mingle, meet and talk with us. It was an amazing time and we hope to go back very soon. Thanks again, Toronto, for having us. Read More

  • Weather Puppy: Cloudy With A Chance Of “Awww”

    Weather Puppy: Cloudy With A Chance Of “Awww”

    What’s better than checking the weather and finding out it’s going to be a beautiful day? Checking the weather with adorable puppies on it, of course. A Miami based startup has just launched Weather Puppy, a brand new weather app that may just be my favorite app this year. Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A New Samsung Chromebook #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: A New Samsung Chromebook #TechCrunch

    Google had a big day yesterday, for better and for worse. However, one of the most exciting stories to come out of yesterday was Google’s unveiling of a brand new, $249 Samsung Chromebook. Samsung’s new portable has a 11.6-inch screen, weighs only 2.5 pounds, and comes with 100GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 whole years. So, as we usually do, we wanted to give all of our… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: One VIP Ticket To Box’s #BoxWorks Event

    TechCrunch Giveaway: One VIP Ticket To Box’s #BoxWorks Event

    Last week, we gave away 20 tickets to Box’s annual BoxWorks event that’s happening October 7th-9th in San Francisco. There will be incredible speakers going, some of which include: Box CEO Aaron Levie, Andreessen Horowitz’s own Marc Andreessen, eBay CEO John Donahoe, Mozilla’s Brendan Eich, Nest Labs’ Tony Fadell, and many more. You can view the whole list of… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Box’s 2012 #BoxWorks Event

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Box’s 2012 #BoxWorks Event

    Happy Friday! We have something special to give away. Box is hosting its annual BoxWorks event October 7-9 in San Francisco and we have a bunch of tickets. Box has some amazing speakers on tap. Box CEO Aaron Levie kicks things off, followed by Marc Andreessen, John Donahoe, and Clayton Christensen. There’s also Tony Fadell, Gary Reiner and Gary Kovacs along with Adam Lashinsky… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 More Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 More Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch

    It’s been an awesome week here with the TechCrunch Disrupt conference so we thought we’d celebrate by giving three lucky winners another chance to win a Vizio Co-Star! This hot item is the first Google TV box that features support for OnLive gaming as well as video services like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. Read More

  • Here Are Your TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 2

    Here Are Your TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 2

    What a day! TechCrunch Disrupt SF day two kicked off with super angel Ron Conway and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Then we had Kevin Rose, Marc Benioff, Aaron Levie and many others. Not to mention Mike Arrington’s epic chat with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Be sure to check out all of our live coverage of Disrupt SF day two here. Yesterday, 15 companies presented in the Startup… Read More

  • Here Are The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 1

    Here Are The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 1

    Day One of Disrupt SF is officially over, and what a day it’s been. We kicked things off this morning with Bill Campbell and Ben Horowitz, who were followed by Jack Dorsey, Brian Lee and Jessica Alba, and Michael Arrington and Reid Hoffman. Dave Morin, Cory Booker, and so many more took the Disrupt stage today, as well. And that was all before the Disrupt Battlefield! This afternoon… Read More

  • Giveaway: New Relic Has Four More Free Disrupt SF Tickets For All You #DataNerds

    Giveaway: New Relic Has Four More Free Disrupt SF Tickets For All You #DataNerds

    It’s a good time to be a nerd. The “nerd economy,” as we’re now calling it, is slowly but surely paving the way for geeks and nerds and nerd-geeks to someday rule the world. At long last. For me, it can’t come fast enough. Until that day comes, nerds will certainly rule at next week’s Disrupt SF event. Not only will Facebook’s very own Mark Zuckerberg… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Kindle And Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Kindle And Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    We have one more free ticket left to give away to a lucky fan who wants to come to Disrupt SF with us! We just announced a big surprise — Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Mark will be joining our all-star speaker list which now includes: TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, MG Siegler, Jason Kincaid, Marc Benioff, Jessica Alba, Brian Lee, Dave Morin, Brit Morin, Vinod Khosla, Ron… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch

    The Vizio Co-Star is the first Google TV box that features support for OnLive gaming as well as video services like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. Sounds pretty awesome right? Here is another chance for three lucky winners to win one! The Vizio Co-Star packs plenty of power in a petite package — it basically fits in the palm of your hand, as does the fancy, dual-sided QWERTY remote it… Read More