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.

 

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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…

MyPod Studios CEO Jay Miletsky: “We Don’t Want to Be YouTube”

Jay Miletsky was a traditional marketing/advertising guy and self-described big brand person. He had his own marketing agency in NYC with some pretty big clients – Hershey’s, NBA, Washington Mutual. Several years ago, one of his clients, Asco Energy, which is a division of…

Slideshows Go Social at Slide.ly

Online photo albums are so 2011.  Social slideshows that let you share photos backed by music are very 2012. Bringing us into this year is Slide.ly, an instant slideshow creation tool that lets you take photos from all the popular sites like Facebook, Instagram,…

Get Your TV Show Crowdfunded and Produced at Mobcaster

Every year, television networks acquire the rights to more than a hundred shows.  Each network shoots an average of 40 pilots.  25 of those shows make it onto their schedule and are aired, but historically only five find enough success to secure a second…

Mobile + Video + Job Search = Spark Hire App

Imagine during your lunch break having a video interview for a great new job without having to take time out of your day to travel back and forth to another office.  And make excuses for why you need to take such a long lunch…

One Recovering Attorney Plus One Waitress Equals Three Startups

Edwin Hermawan is a recovering attorney.  Lea Pische is a waitress in the West Village (in NYC). Between the two of them, they have 3 startups. “We actually have a lot of degrees with lots of respectable abbreviations behind us,” they told me.  “Good…