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.

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  • Accel Partners’ Star-Studded Big Data Conference Is Next Week, And We Have Tickets For You

    Accel Partners’ Star-Studded Big Data Conference Is Next Week, And We Have Tickets For You

    Do thoughts of Hadoop send you into a tizzy? Do petabytes of data make you wild? If so, then we have just the thing for you. Accel Partners, the firm that will be scoring a touchdown this month with Facebook’s IPO, is holding a big data conference next week. It’s a one day event at Stanford University on May 9 from 9 to 5 p.m. There will be discussions and fireside chats with… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 2 Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 2 Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC is almost here! Yes, we are very excited. And you should be, too. We have already announced some incredible speakers and judges who will be joining us next month in New York, and we have even more surprises in store that will be announced as we get closer to the event. Starting this week, we are going to be giving two free tickets away every Friday. So, if you… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Olympics Committee Goes Social, Win A Samsung Galaxy Tab And More

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Olympics Committee Goes Social, Win A Samsung Galaxy Tab And More

    For those of you who love the Olympic Games, the 2012 London Olympics are just under 100 days away. The International Olympic Committee just launched an awesome Olympic Athletes’ Hub which connects Olympic fans to their favorite Olympic athletes. It’s a searchable directory of both past and present Olympians that collects and displays posts from their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Read More

  • Disrupt NYC Early Bird Registration Extended Until April 30th

    Disrupt NYC Early Bird Registration Extended Until April 30th

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC will be here before we know it and we have been working incredibly hard to make it especially amazing this year. This incomparable conference is being held next month, May 21st – 23rd, following our ever popular Hackathon, which is taking place on May 19th through the 20th, where red bull gulpers and pizza eaters will gather together to hack a product within 24… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Nokia Lumia 900 #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Nokia Lumia 900 #TechCrunch

    We’ve written endless amounts of posts about it, Jordan is obviously obsessed with it, it became Amazon’s best selling phone and is simply a great smartphone. With special thanks to Nokia, we have a brand new Lumia 900 to give away. This giveaway will last for one week, starting today, April 13th, and ending April 20th at 7:30pm PT. If you want to enter for a chance at winning… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TCDisrupt

    Disrupt NYC is coming up quick and we are working like mad to make sure this Disrupt is as big as ever. So far, we have announced these amazing speakers and judges, who will all be joining us. Not only that, but Michael Arrington is back and will be with us this year, along with our very own columnist MG Siegler. We still have a ton more surprises up our sleeve that we will also announce as we… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A New iPad! #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: A New iPad! #TechCrunch

    Happy new iPad Friday! All of the new iPads are shipping already and for those of you who ordered a new one online, you should be getting them soon (if you haven’t already). So in light of that, and also because it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and what better way to send you off than this — we have a brand new iPad to give away. Thanks to our friends over at Kabam, we… Read More

  • Fred Wilson, Ron Conway, Dennis Crowley, Keith Rabois And Roelof Botha Are All Ready To Disrupt

    Fred Wilson, Ron Conway, Dennis Crowley, Keith Rabois And Roelof Botha Are All Ready To Disrupt

    Who’s coming to Disrupt NYC this year, you may ask? Well, we aren’t going to reveal all of the fun surprises we have in store quite yet, but we are excited to announce a couple key speakers who will be joining us this year. This year’s lineup kicks off with a strong set of Silicon Valley greats and New York tech titans. Roelof Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital and is in… Read More

  • Disrupt NYC Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets Now On Sale

    Disrupt NYC Is Back! Battlefield Applications Open And Tickets Now On Sale

    Thanksgiving is over, Christmas has come and gone, a New Year has arrived, and spring flowers are starting to bloom. Hopefully you know what that means. That means it’s almost time to disrupt the technology industry yet again. Disrupt NYC is back and bigger than ever. We will be taking over New York City this May for our incredibly popular Hackathon, and our world-renowned Disrupt… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S II, Case, And Gift Card #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S II, Case, And Gift Card #TechCrunch

    We have another exciting giveaway for all of you this week. Earlier this morning, Jordan wrote about our friends over at Picksie and the launch of their new Android app. For those who don’t know, Picksie is a location-based app that helps you figure out what fun things there are to do around you. However, you won’t be able to enjoy it without a solid Android phone. With a huge… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: iPad 2, iPad 2 Case, And $200 iTunes Gift Card #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: iPad 2, iPad 2 Case, And $200 iTunes Gift Card #TechCrunch

    Hey everyone, we have a special giveaway for you this week. Yes, the iPad 3 is well on its way, but the iPad 2 is still one of the most sought after gadgets out there. With special thanks to our friends over at GreatApps.com, we have a brand new black iPad 2 32G to give away, ALONG with a Hip Street iPad 2 Bluetooth Keyboard Case, PLUS a $200 iTunes gift card. The lucky winner of this… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox Kinect AND A Samsung Galaxy S II

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox Kinect AND A Samsung Galaxy S II

    Thanks to our friends at Antengo, who absolutely love the TechCrunch readers, we have two huge prizes to give away this week: an Xbox Kinect and a Samsung Galaxy S II. There will be two winners for this giveaway and two ways to win for each prize. You will have until February 12th, this coming Sunday, to win the Xbox Kinect and you will have until next Friday, February 17th to win the… Read More

  • #Humblebrag: Jack Dorsey, Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose Coming To The Crunchies; Harris Wittels Hosting

    #Humblebrag: Jack Dorsey, Reid Hoffman, Kevin Rose Coming To The Crunchies; Harris Wittels Hosting

    After writing for NBC’s Parks and Recreation for the past couple years (he’s about to start a writing gig for HBO’s Eastbound and Down), and authoring the sarcastic but brilliant and hilarious @HumbleBrag, Harris Wittels has decided to bring his talents to TechCrunch. This year, he will be hosting the Crunchies Awards, and bringing his chiding humor. If you’re not… Read More

  • More Crunchies Tickets Just Released

    More Crunchies Tickets Just Released

    Have you voted for your favorite startups of 2011? Well what are you waiting for? Vote NOW. The Crunchies Awards are only a week away and we have been hustling behind the scenes getting ready for the big event. For those of you who do not know what the Crunchies Awards are about, think of them as the Oscars for technology. We host the awards show every year with our co-hosts GigaOm and… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 2 Tickets To The Crunchies #Crunchies

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 2 Tickets To The Crunchies #Crunchies

    Who’s excited for the Crunchies Awards? All of the finalists have been announced and the voting has begun. There are some interesting match-ups this year. We have Google+ going up against Facebook Timeline, Instagram, Path 2.0 and the New New Twitter for Best Social Application of 2011. Foursquare is going up against Airbnb, RunKeeper, Grindr and Uber for Best Location Application. And… Read More

  • A Very Merry Giveaway: Galaxy Nexus #TechCrunch

    A Very Merry Giveaway: Galaxy Nexus #TechCrunch

    You spoke and we listened. The holidays are upon us and yesterday we asked all of you what you would want as a gift out of six different options. Those options were: iPad 2, Canon S100, Kindle Fire, Galaxy Nexus, Boxee Box, and last but not least, a Kinect for Xbox 360. At first, all of you wanted an iPad 2. Then we asked one more time, and you all chose a Galaxy Nexus for your most wanted gift. Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To This Year’s Crunchies Awards #Crunchies

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To This Year’s Crunchies Awards #Crunchies

    The 5th Annual Crunchies Awards are right after the holidays and we already have sold out our first batch of tickets. I told you they went fast. We are planning on releasing our next set of tickets some time soon before the holidays, but before that we wanted to give one lucky reader a chance to win two free tickets. We haven’t announced our surprises that we have in store yet, but… Read More

  • Get Your Nominations In Now For The 2011 Crunchies Awards

    Get Your Nominations In Now For The 2011 Crunchies Awards

    There are only a couple days left to nominate your favorites for this year’s 2011 Crunchies Awards. Already, we’ve received over 150,000 nominations from the tech community, with hundreds more trickling in every couple hours. Coming this January 31st at 7:30pm PT, we will be hosting the 5th Annual Crunchies Awards with GigaOM and VentureBeat. The ceremony is taking place at the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Last Chance To Win A Ticket To LeWeb’11

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Last Chance To Win A Ticket To LeWeb’11

    LeWeb’11 is right around the corner. For those who do not know what LeWeb is — it is Europe’s number one tech event. This year they already have some amazing speakers lined up. Some of those include ones we’ve even seen at our very own Disrupt events. Those speaking at LeWeb’11 include: Eric Schmidt, Sean Parker, Kevin Rose, Marissa Mayer, Brian Chesky, and Dave… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0) #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0) #TechCrunch

    Our very own Greg Kumparak and Jason Kincaid have both reviewed one — both giving it positive reviews. It’s the first time Greg has been excited about Android from a software standpoint in a while, and Jason thinks it is going to be really big. With special thanks to Appitalism, we have one Samsung Galaxy Nexus to give away. First off, not only is the winner of this giveaway… Read More

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