Monika Jansen is a writer and editor who is happiest pounding out blog posts, newsletters, website content, and other materials for her partners and clients.

Monika has over 10 years of marketing and corporate communications experience at companies as varied as a high-tech start-up (which survived the dot com bubble, but sadly no longer exists), a chef/hospitality placement service, and a small, international arts education non-profit.

When she is not hunched over her laptop, she hangs out with her husband and kids, sits on the beach with a good book (May-September), snowboards (January-March), cooks, drinks wine, travels, and laughs as much as possible.


Recent posts by this Author


Lessons Learned From a Kickstarter Campaign Gone Wrong

A word to the wise for all of of you startup founders considering raising funds via Kickstarter: “A product is not a product,” Mike Vahey and Frank Taylor told me.  “Kickstarter has a very interesting vetting process.” Vahey and Taylor are working together on...


What Mom Taught Me: Advice From 8 Entrepreneurs

It is often said that “Mom knows best.” The sage advice that follows – shared with us by some of our favorite startup founders – lends credibility to that oft-overused statement.  Follow the advice of the moms of successful entrepreneurs, and maybe you ...


NoBadGift Takes the Guessing Out Of Gift Giving

How many times have you watched a loved one open a gift that you spent hours (or, um, minutes) picking out and wrapping, only to see disappointment flash on their face before they remember that it’s the thought that counts?  Kind of a sucky...


Video Brewery: Web Video Production Made Easy

Thinking about producing an explainer video for your website? Finding video producers is easy, which you know if you’ve started a search.  What’s difficult and ultimately time-consuming is finding the right video producer at the right price.  You can spend weeks doing ...


14 Highly Creative Startups Showcased in Boise Tonight

Tonight, Tech Cocktail will host our 2nd mixer in beautiful Boise, Idaho, home to an emerging startup scene, as part of develop.idaho 2012, presented by Perkins Coie.  This half-day, industry-led software event, hosted by the Idaho Technology Council, was put together to ...