Jess Ryan

Jess Ryan

Staff Writer
Built In
Greater Denver Area

Introduction

Staff writer for Built In Colorado. Passionate about community, content and collaboration. Let's chat!

jess@builtin.com

I'm up for

Collaborating on projects
General networking
Sharing ideas

Interests

Marketing
Social media/PR
Writing/Blogging

Expertise

Marketing & PR 3-5 years
Audience Analytics Basic
Brand Marketing & Strategy Intermediate
Community Management Advanced
Copywriting Advanced
Email Marketing Basic
Event Marketing Intermediate
Marketing Analytics Intermediate
Public & Media Relations Basic
Search Engine Optimization Basic
Social Media Marketing & Strategy Advanced
Social media advocacy marketing

Companies

2016 - current
Staff Writer
2015 - 2015
Cactus
Social Media Specialist
2014 - 2015
Whole Foods Market
Social Media Strategist
2013 - 2014
Community Manager
2012 - 2012
Pastures of Plenty
Community Outreach Intern
2011 - 2014
Colorado Daily
Columnist

Connections

Bryan Glenn
Co-Founder | BASE Education
Cat Mangan
Content Marketing Specialist | LogRhythm
Sean Alden Fitzgerald
President/CEO | Local Reach Marketing
Angela Fulcher
Consultant | Strategis
Warren Ferrell
Undergraduate research assisstant | University of Colorado Boulder
Kendra Wiig
Hype Wrangler for Hire | Examiner.com
Dawn Cheairs
VP Strategic Partnerships | DohJe
Jamie Zynger
Corporate Controller | Dorward & Company LLP

my activity

“ With new companies launching daily, renewed public and private investment in the industry and a growing community of people who support one another, now’s a pretty great time to break into the tech world.If you’re looking for a job with a... ”
“ Despite what tech blogs might lead you to believe (mea culpa, by the way), raising money for your startup isn’t a game. Securing funding isn’t a “score” or a “big win” — it’s actually a lot of hard work... ”
“ While there are plenty of ways to learn about business, nothing quite compares to starting one yourself. Founders have unique perspectives on growing a company, and with the different challenges female founders encounter, their experiences present ev... ”
“ Between their global accelerators, events like Startup Week and Startup Weekend, and community resources like local Startup Digests, there’s no denying Techstars has had a huge effect on tech communities around the world.The company calls Bould... ”
“ As college students across Colorado find themselves in the home stretch of the semester, some wait in anticipation of graduation, while others look to summer jobs and internships to stay occupied (and make a little cash on the side).One Colorado star... ”
“ Here at Built In Colorado, we’re big fans of small startups. But we also care about supporting some of the larger, more established players in Colorado tech, too. We caught up with some of Colorado’s largest and longer-running companies t... ”
“ Colorado tech just scored its latest massive round of funding.Arvada-based construction tech company Prescient announced today they’ve closed a $40 million Series D. The round’s investors were not disclosed.Prescient’s platform allo... ”
“ As Lang Mei was wrapping up a semester abroad in Paris, he had little way of knowing he’d soon become the founder of an IoT startup that would surpass its Kickstarter goal in just three days.Mei, who was studying in a cafe down the street from... ”
“ One of the things that make a company’s culture unique is the traditions each team adopts. Whether inspired by other tech companies or just chance encounters, it’s always fun to learn about different teams’ traditions and where they... ”
“ Cannabis is a big deal in Colorado. But it’s not just about lighting up and watching our favorite YouTube videos. It’s big business, and cannabis startups are cashing in on the “green rush” we hear so much about these days.It... ”

recent blog posts

Jess Ryan
Despite what tech blogs might lead you to believe (mea culpa, by the way), raising money for your startup isn’t a game. Securing funding isn’t a “score” or a “big win” — it’s actually a lot of hard work.
05/19/2017
VIEWS: 525
Jess Ryan
While there are plenty of ways to learn about business, nothing quite compares to starting one yourself. Founders have unique perspectives on growing a company, and with the different challenges female founders encounter, their experiences present even more opportunities to impart wisdom.
05/19/2017
VIEWS: 1,067
Jess Ryan
Between their global accelerators, events like Startup Week and Startup Weekend, and community resources like local Startup Digests, there’s no denying Techstars has had a huge effect on tech communities around the world.The company calls Boulder home, and their Boulder-based accelerator...
05/12/2017
VIEWS: 934
Jess Ryan
As college students across Colorado find themselves in the home stretch of the semester, some wait in anticipation of graduation, while others look to summer jobs and internships to stay occupied (and make a little cash on the side).One Colorado startup’s internship program is enough to make...
04/27/2017
VIEWS: 887
Jess Ryan
Here at Built In Colorado, we’re big fans of small startups. But we also care about supporting some of the larger, more established players in Colorado tech, too. We caught up with some of Colorado’s largest and longer-running companies to learn what makes them a pillar of Colorado tech...
04/26/2017
VIEWS: 968

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