Technori is building the best starter community in the world through curated content, amazing events, and a passionate network.
Technori empowers, educates, and connects starters around the world through our online and offline community. We understand the inherent risks associated with launching a startup, creating a non-profit, or building anything truly worthwhile and we embrace the fact that the starter life is a roller-coaster of incredible highs and crushing lows.
Beyond celebrating all-things starter in the online world, we want to bring amazing people together in-person. We bring people together for the express purpose of sparking new ideas, genuine friendships, and creating new ventures together.
Technori brings together people for the betterment of the entire starter movement.
CEO & Co-Founder
After falling in love with the Chicago entrepreneur community, volunteering as a mentor with several entrepreneur programs and organizations, Seth sold his business InsuranceAgents.com
and co-founded Technori in 2010. When he isn’t cooking up master plans for Technori to support starters all over the universe, he can be found helping people connect and running his new startup, BOW TRUSS
COO & CO-Founder
Val likes to keep things humming at Technori. So much so, that she’s moved across country to expand the Technori mission to Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Before co-founding Technori, she practiced law, blogged for TheFootballGirl.com, and served as technology chair for a number of legal organizations.
Melissa Joy Kong
Editor In Chief
Originally from NYC, Melissa now happily lives in Chicago. She’s spent her media career working on marketing and new product development at Time, Inc. for brands such as Fortune, People, and Sports Illustrated. She was also the founding Editor in Chief of Studentbranding.com. Melissa is putting her lifelong passion for media to work at Technori, building our ever growing network of writers and editorial content. She also blogs daily at melissajoykong.tumblr.com
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Robbie is a digital native who started his career working for Consulting Firms Accenture & Deloitte. Instead of solving problems for big companies, he’s now leading technology initiatives for Technori in the startup world. Robbie keeps close to his roots and blogs on his personal blog robbieabed.com
. Robbie loves connecting people and helping people find their true passions.
Evangelist & Creative Director
Clay is a Technori evangelist, serving both as a writer and a creative consultant since the early days. He’s currently assisting with new media content creation and relationship building in key markets. Clay has been working as a creative Swiss Army knife since getting a degree from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and a Masters from The University of Pennsylvania. He’s also the Co-Founder of a product-centric technology consulting firm, Three Man Rocket, based in Chicago. In his spare time, Clay enjoys cycling, photography, improv, and documentaries.