Justin Thorp Joins The Tech Cocktail Team To Continue Community Development

March 28, 2013

6:41 pm

Today, we are excited to announce that Justin Thorp is our newest addition to the Tech Cocktail team by way of Washington, D.C. We’re so happy to have Justin on board given his deep experience as community organizer of the DC Tech Meetup as well as former community developer for AddThis and most recently with HelloWallet in DC. He recently moved to Las Vegas to participate in the Downtown Project with his wife, Lauren Thorp, who’s the founder of Umba Box . Justin will be working as the Director of Community Development at Tech Cocktail.

Tech Cocktail was founded back in 2006 to rally communities around their local tech startup ecosystems and amplify local startup news through both events and our online publication. Seven years later we are still doing just that, but now working with communities across the country. Justin has been brought on board to help cultivate community development in all our current markets but also in new markets as we continue to rollout our Tech Cocktail Ambassador and Contributor programs.

Justin Thorp had this to say about joining the team:

“Over the last 5+ years, I’ve seen Tech Cocktail grow from a couple regional meetups to a national movement.  I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of Tech Cocktail team to help Frank & Jen take their efforts to the next level.”

Please join me in welcoming Justin Thorp to the Tech Cocktail team in the comments below. We’re excited to have him on board.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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