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Jenna Birch

Jenna Birch is a longtime journalist, and content strategist for startups, entrepreneurs and VCs. She is author of The Love Gap: A Radical Plan to Win in Life & Love (Grand Central Publishing), and her work has been published in The Washington Post, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, The Helm, InStyle, HuffPost, and more.

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November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020

How Former NFL Player Mike Brown Is Innovating Philanthropy with His Platform Win-Win

To understand Win-Win, a gamified giving platform, you have to understand founder and CEO Mike Brown’s journey. It started in Houston, Texas, where Brown grew up a football star and 4.0 student, with a charitable streak. “My mom raised me to be im...
November 04, 2020
November 04, 2020

How Yonas Beshawred Built StackShare into a Critical Tool for Developers

When Stackshare founder Yonas Beshawred first graduated from college, he joined one of the world’s largest consulting firms, Accenture, and quickly discovered the surprising way Fortune 500 companies were making tech decisions at-scale. They’d enl...

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Jess Erickson

Jess Erickson

Jess loves technology, equality and people, which is why she’s 500’s Director of Diversity. She is also the founder of the global women in tech organization Geekettes. A professional surfer of the web, she’s finally ready to settle back at home after seven years abroad and become an amateur surfer of the West Coast waves.

Natalie Riso

Natalie Riso

Natalie is the Content Marketing Manager at 500 Startups and a 3x Linkedin Top Voice. She helps create and manage 500's blog, social, and more.

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Mark Saldaña

Mark spreads the 500 message all over the world using a deadly combination of social media, PR, and baked goods. Before 500, he spent time at sexy enterprise startup Box.