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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  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets to Sarah Lacy's SF Book Launch Party #TechCrunch

    We have released tickets to Sarah Lacy’s San Francisco Book Launch Party twice. Each time, tickets to her party sold out incredibly fast. We received many emails, tweets, and Facebook messages of people asking for more tickets to be released. In light of the popularity of the party, we are giving away our last 5 tickets. Since Michael Arrington promised an awesome party, that is exactly… Read More

  • Last 40 Tickets For Sarah Lacy's Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky SF Book Launch Party. Tickets On Sale Now!

    We had an overwhelming response when we first released tickets to Sarah Lacy’s SF Book Launch Party, so we wanted to release more! Sarah’s number one book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How The Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit From Global Chaos, has been called inspiring, fascinating, and outstanding. What better way to celebrate her hugely successful book other than to throw an… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Logitech Harmony One Remotes #TechCrunch

    If you’re like us, you may have a hard time remembering where you placed one of those remotes of yours that keeps secretively slipping away. You may have even given up after searching for it for hours. As a surprise, for this week’s giveaway, we were lucky enough to have Logitech offer to help us give away two, yes two, Harmony Ones. A Logitech Harmony One is basically the only… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs: TechCrunch Is Hiring

    Would you like to be a Product Lead for TechCrunch? How about a Sales Marketing Manager? Maybe an Executive Assistant? We have positions open and we are currently looking for qualified applicants. If you would like to work for TechCrunch, please find current job listings below: Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets to Sarah Lacy's SF Book Launch Party, PLUS A Free Signed Copy Of Her New Book

    Want to come celebrate Sarah Lacy’s new book with us in San Francisco? Here’s your chance. We are giving away 10 free tickets to her launch party, all of which include a free signed copy of her critically acclaimed new book, Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky: How The Top 1% of Entrepreneurs Profit From Global Chaos. As Paul Carr noted, Sarah’s new book has been called “a… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A Boxee Box #TechCrunch

    We have given away an Apple iPad, Google Chrome Cr-48 Notebooks, a Dell Vostro V130 laptop, a Google Nexus S, and many other prizes over the last few months. We didn’t want to disappoint this time around either, so we are offering a Boxee Box for today’s giveaway. The Boxee Box is a device that finds all of your favorite shows and movies available on the Internet and puts them… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A Google Chrome Cr-48 Notebook #TechCrunch


    Normally we would write a little bit about what we are giving away, but this shouldn’t need any introduction. So, we are going to keep this pretty simple. We have 1 Google Chrome Cr-48 Notebook to give away! You can read our extensive review on it here. If you would like to win a Cr-48 Notebook, just follow these steps to enter. Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A Dell Vostro V130 Laptop #TechCrunch


    There was a certain ad on TechCrunch last week you may have heard about. You may have even noticed it yourself and you may have gotten a little annoyed by it. The interstitial ad was advertising a Dell Vostro V130 laptop. These laptops normally cost around $429, have an award-winning design, and weigh a very light 3.5 pounds. We wanted to say we were sorry to Dell for calling out their ad… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: An Apple iPad #TechCrunch

    We’ve given one away before, and we are doing it again. Earlier in the month we asked our Facebook fans a question we were curious about. We asked, “Choosing from all of the cool gadgets we write about, if you had the chance to win one, which one would you want?” We had hundreds of fans chime in and the number one thing people wanted was an Apple iPad. We thought since Apple… Read More

  • Come Get Your Tickets To The 2010 Crunchies Awards After Party!

    Tickets to the 2010 Crunchies Awards are officially sold out. However, if you still would like to be a part of Friday night’s event, we have decided to release tickets to the After Party! The After Party will be located in San Francisco at the Exploratorium on January 21st from 9pm PST – 11:30pm PST. Come celebrate the results of the 2010 Crunchies Awards with us in style. There… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets To The 2010 Crunchies #Crunchies

    The 2010 Crunchies Awards are coming up fast and tickets are sold out. But we are giving away two more pairs of tickets. Yesterday, we also announced that a very special musical guest will be joining us. He shocked us at DisruptNY and now, thanks to MailChimp, ELEW will be performing at this year’s Crunchies! His Rockjazz renditions of hits by artists such as Coldplay, The Killers… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Tickets To The 2010 Crunchies #Crunchies

    The Finalists for the 2010 Crunchies Awards have been announced and voting has already started. So why not give away some free tickets to a few lucky readers? People say the Crunchies are to technology what the Oscars are to Hollywood. You can read the full list of winners for 2009 here, 2008 here, and 2007 here. Some fun things to note: these tickets include access to the awards ceremony, as… Read More

  • Announcing Your 2010 Crunchies Finalists

    Announcing Your 2010 Crunchies Finalists

    The finalists for the 2010 Crunchies Awards have been chosen. Over 243,000 votes were made across all categories and many outstanding achievements were discussed. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce this year’s finalists for the best in technology for 2010. Categories range from Best Social App and Best Mobile App to Best Angel of the year and… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A Google Nexus S #TechCrunch

    We have a Christmas surprise for all of you. As you have seen us do in the past, we feel it’s only fair to give away some of the new, fancy, amazing items we so often write about, and this time we are giving away a Google Nexus S to one lucky reader. You can read our full review on it here or watch Erick Schonfeld and John Biggs review it on Fly or Die (also embedded below). It is… Read More

  • Second Batch Of Crunchies Tickets On Sale Now

    Want to attend one of the hottest tech award shows of the year? Here’s your chance. The second batch of Crunchies Award tickets are on sale now, through Eventbrite. The first batch of tickets sold out in under 90 minutes, so if you want to come you better act fast. Remember that nominations are still open and will remain open until Christmas Eve, when the clock strikes 12am PST. Everyone… Read More

  • First Release Of Crunchies Awards Tickets. Grab Them While You Can.

    The nominations are pouring in and the excitement is building. We are pleased to announce the first handful of tickets to attend the Crunchies Awards celebrating the best tech accomplishments of 2010 are on sale now through Eventbrite. The Crunchies are to technology what the Oscars are to Hollywood, so come join us for an evening full of surprises, fun, great music, and even better food. The… Read More

  • Come Watch TRON LEGACY With Us Before It Opens In New York And San Francisco

    Okay, readers, here’s our holiday gift to you. Come see the coolest movie of the season, TRON LEGACY, with us in New York City or San Francisco on Thursday night. This might be your last chance to join our Tron-tourage. TRON LEGACY officially opens this Friday, December 17th, but we are inviting you to see it with us before the big release date. Buy a ticket for yourself, your… Read More

  • Come Watch TRON LEGACY With Us Before It Opens In New York And San Francisco

    Come Watch TRON LEGACY With Us Before It Opens In New York And San Francisco

    Okay, readers, here’s our holiday gift to you. Come see the coolest movie of the season, TRON LEGACY, with us in New York City or San Francisco on Thursday night. This might be your last chance to join our Tron-tourage. TRON LEGACY officially opens this Friday, December 17th, but we are inviting you to see it with us before the big release date. Buy a ticket for yourself, your… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Five Google Chrome Cr-48 Notebooks

    For the last week there’s been a frenzy of news around Chrome OS and Google’s Cr-48 — a new, unbranded notebook computer that Google is distributing to early adopters so that it can test Chrome OS before its big public launch. Google has given some of these laptops to the press (you can see my first impressions right here), and it’s letting developers and other… Read More

  • Help The Children, Win A Ticket To The Crunchies And An Opportunity To Meet With Ron Conway

    As the holiday season approaches, Silicon Valley companies are partnering to make social media history in support of an amazing cause: UCSF Challenge for the Children. As we covered before, the team that gets the highest number of contributors (with a minimum donation of only $10), will be able to gift and name “The Link,” a children’s activity space for… Read More

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