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 →

Latest from Elin Blesener

  • Get Your Disrupt Startup Battlefield Applications In Now

    Get Your Disrupt Startup Battlefield Applications In Now

    It’s time to bring TechCrunch Disrupt back home to San Francisco. We are accepting applications for startups to launch at the Disrupt Startup Battlefield until midnight tonight. Applications for the Startup Battlefield can be submitted here. Does your startup have what it takes to be the next Getaround, Qwiki, or Soluto—and make it through the judges gauntlet to claim the top… Read More

  • A Look Back On Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital

    A Look Back On Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital

    We had a blast yesterday at our Mobile First Crunchup and 6th Annual Summer Party at August Capital. At our CrunchUp, we had some amazing speakers and special guests. Even Chamillionaire managed to make a certain speaker sweat and started a debate on why Android doesn’t have a decent phone. Later in the day, the drinks were flowing at August Capital and even Ron Conway was spotted enjoying… Read More

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

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt SF is going to be huge. We have already announced Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Marissa Mayer, Mike McCue, and Vinod Khosla as a few key speakers who will be joining us and that lineup is just the beginning. We have many more speakers and surprises to announce, which we will do every week as we get closer to the event. Disrupt SF is being held on September 12th – 14th… Read More

  • Two Free Tickets To Our Mobile First CrunchUp This Friday #GoAdlibrium

    Two Free Tickets To Our Mobile First CrunchUp This Friday #GoAdlibrium

    Tickets to our Mobile First CrunchUp sold out in one day and we just released our last set of tickets to our annual summer party at August Capital. If you were not able to get a ticket to the CrunchUp (which also gets you into the after party), here is one more chance. Camber Tech Inc has offered to give away their two tickets to the CrunchUp to two lucky TechCrunch readers. Camber Tech Inc… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 8 Seattle Facebook T-Shirts And An Amazon Kindle #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 8 Seattle Facebook T-Shirts And An Amazon Kindle #TechCrunch

    It’s Friday and not only do we have 8 Seattle Space Needle Facebook t-shirts to give away, but we have one Amazon Kindle to give away as well! Earlier this month, you may have remembered hearing something about an “awesome” announcement Facebook made. Something having to do with Facebook/ Skype Video Calling? Well, Facebook promised to send Michael Arrington a couple… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Motorola Xoom #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Motorola Xoom #TechCrunch

    It’s Friday and we have something special to give away. We have given away a few of these in the past year and we’re excited to give our last one away today. This weekend, one lucky reader will win a Motorola Xoom. Being the world’s first tablet with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), it also has a mesmerizing, tron-like bootup screen. Read More

  • More Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    More Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    Our 6th annual summer August Capital Party is almost here! Today we are releasing our next set of 100 tickets. The August Capital Party will be held on the beautiful and sunny Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park on July 29th from 5:30 – 10:00pm, following our Mobile First CrunchUp. You will see an amazing mix of startup demos, giveaways, drinks and much more. Tickets are $40 and sell out… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets to Outside Lands Festival And Summer Party #SongkickApp

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets to Outside Lands Festival And Summer Party #SongkickApp

    The San Francisco Outside Lands Festival is one of the biggest music, food, wine, and art events of the year. Musicians like Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, MGMT, The Shins, and many more will be performing over the course of three days. You can take a look at the lineup of musicians here. The festival is taking place in Golden Gate Park on August 12th through the 14th. Thanks to Songkick, we have… Read More

  • Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital Are On Sale Now

    We only have a couple more weeks left until our 6th annual summer party at August Capital. Our first two batches of 100 tickets sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing 100 more. The party will follow our Mobile First CrunchUp on July 29th and will be held in Menlo Park from 5:30 – 10:00pm. There will be a mix of startup demos, drinks, giveaways, networking and fun on one of… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox 360 Console And Two Tickets To Our August Capital Party #tcaugustcapital

    For today’s giveaway, we are giving away one Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect and two tickets to our 6th annual summer party at August Capital. The Xbox 360 Console comes with the Kinect sensor, built in Wi-Fi, Xbox LIVE, the Kinect Adventures game and more. Tickets to our summer party at August Capital are selling out fast, so this is a great way to win tickets plus something a… Read More

  • Our Next Batch Of Tickets To Our 6th Annual August Capital Party Are On Sale Now

    Summer is here and our 6th annual August Capital Party is just around the corner. Last week we released 100 tickets, all of which sold out in under an hour. Today we are releasing our next set of 100 tickets. The August Capital Party will be held on the gorgeous Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park on July 29th from 5:30 – 10:00pm, preceding our Mobile First CrunchUp. This party is a great way… Read More

  • Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Now that we’ve finally caught our breath from Disrupt in New York City, it’s time to to bring Disrupt back home to San Francisco.  (We like to keep things moving around here).  To get things rolling, we are accepting applications for startups to launch at the Disrupt Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, September 12-14, 2011.  So what are you waiting for?  Applications for… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Our 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital #tcaugustcapital

    We have just announced our Mobile First CrunchUp and 6th Annual Summer Party at August Capital! Tickets for both events are on sale now and are currently going very fast. For today, we are giving away 2 free tickets to our summer party at August Capital. We will have a great mix of startup demos, fun giveaways, drinks and more. The party will be in Menlo Park on the best deck in all of Sand… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Ticket To Disrupt SF, Plus Universal iPhone Remote #TCDisrupt

    We had a blast at Disrupt this year in New York City. Now that we have disrupted the startup scene in New York, we are taking it back to our home turf, San Francisco. We will have new special speakers and guests, amazing new startups, fun after parties, and much more we will start revealing soon. Want to come with us? Here’s your chance. To enter for a chance to win, just follow the… Read More

  • Favorite Moments From Disrupt NYC Day Three

    Our last day of Disrupt NYC was bittersweet, but we all got to ride a Tesla. Make sure to check out our favorite moments from Day One, Day Two, pictures of the whole event (including the Hackathon, Startup Alley, backstage, and our after parties), and all of the videos we shot while in New York. Looking back, here are some of our favorite moments from our last day of Disrupt in New York City. Read More

  • Favorite Moments From Disrupt NYC Day Two

    Day One of Disrupt NYC was packed with all-star speakers and Day Two was just as memorable. All of the photos and videos can be found here and here, but here is a quick breakdown of our favorite moments from Day Two. The second day kicked off with a bang. With Charlie Rose scheduled to interview Paul Graham and Ashton Kutcher, people from all over were watching in anticipation, quickly waiting… Read More

  • Favorite Moments From Disrupt NYC Day One

    Day One of Disrupt in New York City was packed with all-star speakers and interviews. All of the videos from Disrupt can be found here and pictures here, but we wanted to do a quick breakdown of videos and pictures of our favorite moments from Day One. When Erick Schonfeld sat down with Fred Wilson, we weren’t really ready for what was about to be said. When asked about the Twitter… Read More

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

    Sadly, Disrupt NYC is over. However, we saw amazing new startups and had the time of our lives in New York City. You can find all of the pictures from Disrupt NYC here and take a peek at all of the videos we captured, including backstage footage here. The ultimate guide for Disrupt NYC can be found here, and we will also be breaking down some of our personal favorite moments in the days to come. Read More

  • A Look Back At Our Favorite Moments From This Year's Disrupt NYC Hackathon And Startup Alley

    Disrupt NYC has wrapped and tickets are already on sale for our next Disrupt, which we are incredibly excited to be bringing back to San Francisco this September. However, before we start revealing what we have in store for this fall, we wanted to recap everything that went down in New York one last time. There were too many good things that happened, many of which we know some of you have… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Is Coming To San Francisco. Tickets Available Now!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Is Coming To San Francisco. Tickets Available Now!

    We saw brilliant hackers, met determined entrepreneurs, revealed new companies and products, witnessed a surprise proposal, threw incredible after parties, chatted with inspirational guest speakers, witnessed our first ever “Office Hours” onstage, and gave away spontaneous prizes, all while hosting an amazing event in New York City. Disrupt NYC was a huge hit and we are still… Read More

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