In the last few months, we have had a lot of great momentum here at Teens in Tech Labs, with the launch of our accelerator program and Demo Day, and increased activity on our blog, where I hope you have enjoyed the many great posts from our team. As with any growing organization, we have also had some personnel changes, as we bring on new talent, and other friends of ours set off on their own path.
First, a few weeks ago, we reported on StartupLocker, a news publication founded by alums Zachary Collins and Jake Smith. Jake has been a major contributor to Teens in Tech over the last year, but he is now going to be focused on this project, a fantastic idea we’re big fans of. Taking over Jake’s role as the new Editor of the Teens in Tech Blog is Gregory Hosono, who is a student at Phillips Academy, but also someone who loves writing – much of which you have already seen here. If you have any story ideas, feel free to send them over to Gregory directly via email: gregory at teensintech.com.
Additionally, a critical element at Teens in Tech Labs is our engineering and development. For everything that we do, there’s a website or some kind of backend infrastructure that needs to be implemented, and that’s where Sean Fisher comes in. Sean originally started out as a developer, and quickly rose to the role of Head of Engineering, overseeing all engineering and development tasks. Sean has proven to be quite an important and reliable part of our team, and we’ve very lucky to have him!
Sean and Gregory have been fantastic additions to our team, making our achievements possible. At the same time, one of my close friends and colleagues, Spencer Schoeben, who held the CEO role for part of 2010, is now working on his own projects, and remains a friend of the company. I reassumed the CEO role in the later part of 2010 with the support of our board. We look forward to hearing news from Spencer in the coming months and covering his projects here on the blog.
As you can tell, we’ve been very busy, and we believe we have the right team in place to succeed, while also getting some fantastic inquiries for new team members and partnerships. The 2011 Teens in Tech Conference is right around the corner in August, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!