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

  • Lark's Julia Hu Get Engaged on Disrupt

    A TechCrunch Disrupt Proposal

    Ah, true love. Everyone was surprised — even Michael Arrington was left speechless and said he was “discombobulated” — after Julia Hu was proposed to onstage during her special product announcement at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Hu, CEO and founder of LARK, was near the end of her presentation when someone called out that she had one more slide left to go over. Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: White iPad 2 and Nook Color #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: White iPad 2 and Nook Color #TCDisrupt

    We are live in New York for the last day of TechCrunch Disrupt NYC. We have heard from amazing speakers, seen some unbelievable startups, and have given away many prizes. Since we know many of you were not able to attend, we wanted to do something nice for our readers and viewers at home. Thanks to DailySteals.com, we have one white iPad 2 and one Nook Color to give away. The lucky winner of… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Last Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC, Plus Free iPod Touch #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Last Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC, Plus Free iPod Touch #TechCrunch

    This is your last chance to win a free ticket to this year’s Disrupt in New York City! The conference is from May 23rd to May 25th, a little over a week away, and has an incredible lineup of guest speakers and judges. You can read all about our speakers here, and you can take a peek at our three day agenda, as of now, here. We still have a couple other little surprises that we will… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt In NYC #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt In NYC #TechCrunch

    Here is another chance for you to win a free ticket to this year’s Disrupt in NYC. Early bird tickets are no longer available, so this ticket is valued at around $3,000. This is one giveaway you don’t want to miss! We have been announcing new guest speakers week after week. Arianna Huffington, Marissa Mayer, Ron Conway, Dennis Crowley, Charlie Rose and many, many more will be… Read More

  • Howard Lindzon, Yossi Vardi, Greg Tseng, and Bradley Horowitz All Ready To Disrupt In NYC

    Howard Lindzon, Yossi Vardi, Greg Tseng, and Bradley Horowitz All Ready To Disrupt In NYC

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC starts May 23rd—less than a month away. And we are very excited to announce four more guests to our growing list of speakers who will be joining us at this year’s Disrupt in NYC: Howard Lindzon, Yossi Vardi, Greg Tseng, and Bradley Horowitz. Howard Lindzon, co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, is a force to be reckoned with. With over twenty years experience in… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: A Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    Here is another chance to win a free ticket to this year’s Disrupt in NYC. . We have announced some amazing guests and speakers for this year’s Disrupt and we will be announcing more later on today. Tim Armstrong, Arianna Huffington, Ron Conway, Dennis Crowley, and Chris Dixon will all be joining us, just to name a few. For now, you can check out the full list of speakers and… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Tickets to Google I/O 2011 #io2011

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Tickets to Google I/O 2011 #io2011

    We have a surprise for you. We have three free tickets to Google I/O 2011 to give away to our readers. The event is being held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on May 10th through May 11th. Google I/O brings together thousands of developers for two days, focusing on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise with Google and open web technologies such as Android… Read More

  • Tim Armstrong, Dennis Crowley and Chris Dixon To Be At Disrupt NYC

    Tim Armstrong, Dennis Crowley and Chris Dixon To Be At Disrupt NYC

    We couldn’t wait any longer to announce another batch of special guests for this year’s Disrupt in NYC. We had around 80 speakers last year and we have even more this year. We are pleased to announce that Tim Armstrong, Dennis Crowley, and Chris Dixon will all be with us on stage at Disrupt NYC. They will join the guests we announced yesterday—Charlie Rose, Ron Conway… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Another Chance To Win A Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Another Chance To Win A Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    Here is another chance to win a free ticket to this year’s Disrupt in NYC. We have confirmed some incredible guests and speakers, a few of which we announced yesterday. We will continue to announce more as we lead up to Disrupt, along with a few special surprises as well. We also announced some other exciting news yesterday. Disrupt NYC is so big this year, we have taken over a whole pier… Read More

  • Charlie Rose Comes Back To Disrupt NYC With Ron Conway, Roelof Botha, And Arianna Huffington

    Charlie Rose Comes Back To Disrupt NYC With Ron Conway, Roelof Botha, And Arianna Huffington

    At last year’s NYC Disrupt, we had a star-studded lineup. Ron Conway, Tim Armstrong, Carol Bartz, Jack Dorsey, Dennis Crowley, Yuri Milner, and Sean Parker, just to name a few. This year promises another awesome cast of speakers, and we can’t wait to tell you who will be there. Beginning today, we will announce new guests each week until we name them all. For starters, Charlie… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    Here is another chance to win a ticket to our first stop for Disrupt, which is taking place in New York City. We have almost narrowed down all of our guests and speakers and we promise you, you will not be disappointed. We’re going to announce a few very special guest speakers soon, but for now this free ticket is available and will go to one lucky winner. If you want to take a quick look… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch


    Our first stop for Disrupt is in New York City on May 23rd through May 25th. We will have special speakers and guests, amazing new startups, fun after parties, and much more we will reveal shortly. Want to come with us? Here is another chance to win a free ticket. Congratulations to Eddie Sosa who won last week’s ticket! If you want a chance at winning this week’s ticket to… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Disrupt NYC #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Disrupt is back. This year’s first Disrupt is taking place in New York City, where we will have the best new startups, all-star guests and speakers, after parties, and more that we will reveal in the upcoming weeks. Disrupt NYC starts on May 23rd and goes until May 25th. May 23rd is only eight weeks away. For every Friday leading up to Disrupt NYC, we are going to give 1… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011: Get Your Applications In Soon

    TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011: Get Your Applications In Soon

    TechCrunch Disrupt is back and in a big way. The conference we launched last year in New York and San Francisco and  is coming back this year and this time we are going global by adding another destination – Beijing. All three conferences will be packed with the best new startups, all-star speakers, free WiFi, and after parties. The first Disrupt will take place in New York City on… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs: Work At TechCrunch

    CrunchBoard Jobs: Work At TechCrunch

    We are still hiring. You could be our next Sales Marketing Manager, or our new Conference Program Chair. We have a beautiful office in San Francisco, we are dog friendly, and are currently looking for qualified applicants. The positions we have open are: Product and Engineering: CrunchBase Manager
    – San Francisco, CA Sales & Operations: Ad Operations Manager
    – San… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox Kinect Package #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox Kinect Package #TechCrunch


    For today’s giveaway, we are giving a Xbox Kinect package away to one lucky reader. This package comes with the Xbox 360, a Kinect, and a game. Microsoft broke records by selling 8 million Kinects in 60 days and the Kinect has become the world’s fastest growing game console. Want it? Just follow these steps to enter. Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs: We're Hiring

    CrunchBoard Jobs: We're Hiring

    TechCrunch is hiring. Come work with us! The positions we have available right now are: Executive Support: Executive Assistant
    – San Francisco, CA Product and Engineering: Web Developer – Ruby on Rails
    – San Francisco, CA
    CrunchBase Manager
    – San Francisco, CA Read More

  • The iPad2, Motorola Xoom, and Group Texting

    TechCrunch Giveaway: A Motorola Xoom #TechCrunch


    For today’s giveaway, we are giving away a Motorola Xoom. The Motorola Xoom is the world’s first tablet with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). We’ve written numerous posts on whether or not we think this is better than other tablets, but we wanted to give you a chance to decide and tell us what you think. Not only does the Xoom have Honeycomb, it has a pretty amazing bootup screen… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs: TechCrunch Is Hiring!

    CrunchBoard Jobs: TechCrunch Is Hiring!

    Would you like to come work with us at TechCrunch? We have positions open and are currently looking for qualified applicants. Maybe you could be our next Executive Assistant, our new CrunchBase Manager, or our new Conference Program Chair who would help us out with our events. The positions available right now are: Product and Engineering: Web Developer – Ruby on Rails
    –… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: An iPad 2 #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: An iPad 2 #TechCrunch

    Today’s the big day. We know you want one. It seems like everyone wants one. MG Siegler wrote a review on it and Greg Kumparak went to the unveiling of it. So without further ado, for today’s giveaway we are giving away an iPad 2. If you want a chance at winning it, just follow the steps below to enter. Read More