Elin Blesener

Elin Blesener

Community Manager

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.

The Latest from Elin Blesener

TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Ticket To Disrupt NY Plus A New GoPro Camera #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 few of our special guests and speakers, in

TechCrunch Giveaway: Brand New Lytro Camera And Free Ticket To Disrupt NY #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 us this April, but that’s on

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

As you've no doubt heard by now, the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/events/crunchies-2012/event-info-2/">6th Annual Crunchies Awards</a> are nearly upon us! Voting <a href="https://techcrunch.com/201

Commenters, We Want You Back

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. So we roll

TechCrunch Giveaway: Two Tickets To The Crunchies Awards #Crunchies

<a href="https://techcrunch.com/events/crunchies-2012/">The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards</a> will soon be upon us and (if you hadn't noticed) we just announced our new host. The Daily Show's John Olive

TechCrunch Giveaway: Nexus 4 And Nexus 10 #TechCrunch

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 hope everyone is having a merry Christmas. F

Gift Guide Giveaway: A Brand New Lytro Camera #LytroMeTC

We've written <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/lytro/">numerous posts</a> about the Lytro camera and have done gift guide reviews on it, so we thought -- why not give one away? Thanks to Lytro, we

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

The <a href="https://techcrunch.com/events/crunchies-2012/">6th Annual Crunchies Awards</a> are coming up fast and today is the <em><strong>absolute last day</strong></em> to nominate your favorites i

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

Happy - almost - holidays! As you may have noticed, we have already started our ever-popular <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/gift-guide-2012/">TC Gift Guide</a> to hightlight some of the best gift

More Tickets Released For Detroit And Chicago Meetups

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 theĀ <a target="_blank" href="http://www.steamwhistle.ca/ind

Weather Puppy: Cloudy With A Chance Of “Awww”

What's better than checking the weather and finding out it's going to be a beautiful day? Checking the weather with adorable puppies on it, of course. A Miami based startup has just launched <a target

TechCrunch Giveaway: A New Samsung Chromebook #TechCrunch

Google had a big day yesterday, for <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/10/18/chromebook-samsung-249/">better</a> and for <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/10/18/google-misses-q3-2012-revenue-up-4

TechCrunch Giveaway: One VIP Ticket To Box’s #BoxWorks Event

Last week, we gave away 20 tickets to Box's annual BoxWorks event that's happening October 7th-9th in San Francisco. There will be incredible speakers going, some of which include: Box CEO Aaron Levie

TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Box’s 2012 #BoxWorks Event

Happy Friday! We have something special to give away. Box is hosting its annual <a target="_blank" href="https://www.box.com/boxworks/">BoxWorks event </a>October 7-9 in San Francisco and we have a bu

TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 More Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch

It's been an awesome week here with the TechCrunch Disrupt conference so we thought we'd celebrate by giving three lucky winners another chance to win a Vizio Co-Star! This hot item is the first Googl

Here Are Your TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 2

What a day! TechCrunch Disrupt SF day two kicked off with super angel Ron Conway and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Then we had Kevin Rose, Marc Benioff, Aaron Levie and many others. Not to mention Mike

Here Are The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 1

Day One of Disrupt SF is officially over, and what a day it's been. We kicked things off this morning with Bill Campbell and Ben Horowitz, who were followed by Jack Dorsey, Brian Lee and Jessica Alba,

Giveaway: New Relic Has Four More Free Disrupt SF Tickets For All You #DataNerds

It's a good time to be a nerd. The "nerd economy," as we're now calling it, is slowly but surely paving the way for geeks and nerds and nerd-geeks to someday rule the world. At long last. For me, it c

TechCrunch Giveaway: Kindle And Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

We have <strong>one more free ticket</strong> left to give away to a lucky fan who wants to come to Disrupt SF with us! We just announced a big surprise -- <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/09/04/f

TechCrunch Giveaway: 3 Vizio Co-Stars! #TechCrunch

The Vizio <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vizio.com/costar/overview">Co-Star</a> is the first Google TV box that features support for OnLive gaming as well as video services like Netflix, Amazon a
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