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.

Elin Blesener

The LG team is excited to give three TechCrunch readers its newest phones in the G series, the G3. We recently reviewed the G3 phone and its bigger hardware and flatter…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Three LG G3 Phones #G3G3G3

Happy Friday, friends. In case you missed out on being able to attend Google’s I/O 2014 developer conference taking place on June 25-26 at Moscone West Convention Center in San…

Want To Attend Google I/O? We Have 15 Registration Codes To Give Out

Ben Horowitz’s story is nothing if not empowering, fascinating, and — to many in our community — relatable. In his new book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building A…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”

Believe it or not, Disrupt NY 2014 is just one week away! Crazy, right? As you know, we have an all-star lineup of special guests and speakers who will be…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Kindle Paperwhite 3G And The Last Free Ticket To Disrupt NY

If you’re just returning to the daily grind after Spring Break and can’t quite seem to get back into work mode, well we have a giveaway for you. Our friends…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Linksys Router And $400 Gift Card

It is officially spring and Disrupt NY is fast approaching. We have already announced some amazing speakers, which so far include Vine co-founder and GM Colin Kroll, Kickstarter CEO Yancey…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox One And A Free Ticket To Disrupt NY

Happy Friday! We have something special to give away. Box is hosting its developer conference, Box Dev, on Wednesday, March 26, in San Francisco, and we have some free tickets for you. The company…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Box’s 2014 #BoxDev Event

TechCrunch Giveaway: A Bouquet Of Flowers

2:04 pm PST • February 13, 2014

What is everyone doing tomorrow? You do know that tomorrow is one of the most romantic days of the year, right? Do you have plans? Dinner? A trip? Is dessert…

The team over at Anki is so thrilled about being a Crunchie Award finalist for “Best New Startup of 2013″ that they’ve decided to show their appreciation to our readers…

You know what’s cooler than reading TechCrunch every day? Diving into startup culture head first by attending TechCrunch Disrupt SF. We’re excited to announce that New Relic is giving away eight coveted…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Win Disrupt SF Tickets And Fitbits From New Relic

TechCrunch Disrupt SF is only about a month away! This September we will be taking over San Francisco with the brightest and smartest startups, hackers, influential guests, speakers, and entrepreneurs.…

TechCrunch Giveaway: New Nexus 7 Android Tablet And Free Ticket To Disrupt SF

Happy Fourth of July to everyone who is celebrating today! We hope you are enjoying the sunshine, family and friends, booze, fireworks, hot dogs — whatever you’re into. To help…

A Very Celebratory Giveaway: A Pebble Smartwatch And A Free Ticket To Disrupt SF

On July 9th, Drobox kicks off its first developer’s conference. Tickets are no longer available for the invite-only one-day-event, but we have ten tickets to give away. Dropbox told us…

Win A Ticket To DBX, Dropbox’s First Developer’s Conference

We tend to do a fair number of giveaways here on TechCrunch, but today we’re giving away something extra special: power.  Well, no — it’s more like we’re giving away…

Win Admission To creativeLIVE’s “Secrets From Silicon Valley” Workshop

TechCrunch Disrupt NY is right around the corner. Everything kicks off this weekend in New York with the Hackathon starting on Saturday and going through the night until Sunday afternoon.…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Last Two Free Tickets To Disrupt NY

Spring has arrived in New York City. The sun is out (besides today). The snow is finally gone. It’s time to shed the winter layers and head outside. And in…

TechCrunch Giveaway: A Parrot AR Drone 2.0 And A Ticket To Disrupt NY

Disrupt NY is less than a month away. Tickets are still available at the early bird discount, but only for one more week. Or you can save some cash and…

Giveaway: New Relic Has Four Free Disrupt NY Tickets Plus Free RC Helicopters #Nerdlife

Happy Friday, everyone. As you know, we love giving things away here at TechCrunch, and this week, we have a Fitbit One Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker and an Aria…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Fitbit One, Aria Smart Scale And A Ticket To Disrupt NY

Want a chance to win a free ticket to Disrupt NY, as well as a free Kindle Fire HD and a Kindle Paperwhite? Yes? Who wouldn’t? If so, keep reading.

TechCrunch Giveaway: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite And A Ticket To Disrupt NY

TechCrunch Disrupt NY is right around the corner! We have already announced many influential speakers, including Kevin Systrom of Instagram, Roelof Botha of Sequoia Capital, Ron Conway of SV Angel,…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Nest And Free Ticket To Disrupt NY #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…

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

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

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.…

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

Commenters, We Want You Back

3:01 pm PST • January 22, 2013

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.…

Commenters, We Want You Back

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…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Tickets To The Crunchies Awards #Crunchies

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…

TechCrunch Giveaway: Nexus 4 And Nexus 10 #TechCrunch

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…

Gift Guide Giveaway: A Brand New Lytro Camera #LytroMeTC

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…

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

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…

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

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,…

More Tickets Released For Detroit And Chicago Meetups