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Your Weekly YEC Social Roundup

Each week, we like to post what’s been going on with some of our members in the world of social media. Our recap will cover member news and highlights, external publications and hiring needs.

Member News & Highlights

Earlier this week, Forbes announced the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees. Spanning 20 industry sectors, the list highlights some of the top entrepreneurial talent of 2016. Fourteen of our YEC members were selected as part of this prestigious group. Meet these incredible members of our community below:

Noa Santos, Homepolish; Timothy HwangFiscalNote; Doreen Bloch, Poshly; Erik Huberman, Hawke Media; Leura Fine, Laurel & Wolf; Phil Dumontet, Dashed; Andrew ColchagoffGingkotree; Ryan Smith, LeafLink; Cassie Petrey, Crowd Surf; Emerson Spartz, Dose; Nanxi Liu, Enplug; Andrew Yakub, Rayton Solar; Kelsey MeyerInfluence & Co; Ross McCray, VideoAmp.


YEC member Paul Marsolan has just started and launched a new passion project called ChangeBowl. The project allows you to give back by collecting change from your everyday purchases to store in a virtual savings account. The money can then be donated to a nonprofit that you care. Read more here.

Earlier this week, Keith Nothacker's company, BACtrack, was featured on the CNET segment, "BACtrack View Let's You Breath Test Your Friends Remotely: CES 2016."


After recently closing a $5M round, YEC member company Tessemae’s All Natural is re-launching their line of salad dressings and condiments. Congratulations to Greg and the rest of the Vetter brothers!

Member Publications

Mollie Elkman of GroupTwo was recently quoted in Success Magazine's "Top of Mind: What Do You Value Most," saying, "I value happiness. By keeping this value at the center of my life, I am able to easily make decisions in the best interest of my family, my business and myself. A happy family, a happy home and a happy work environment add up to a happy life."


Erica Dhawan's TEDxtalk was just released in the "New Leadership Secrets" segment. Erica discusses how to connect creatively with the most important people you need to know, in the most unexpected ways. Go here to watch the Contenial CEO speak.

YEC'er Phil Laboon was interviewed by "Blacktie Pittsburgh" in the segment, "Phil Laboon, Pittsburgh's 50 Finest Top Fundraiser in 2015." Phil discusses being a young, successful internet marketer as well as his active involvement in the Pittsburgh Tech Community.

Member Companies Hiring

YEC member Steli Efti is currently looking for people to join his team at Close.io. There are openings in engineering, sales, marketing and support. Click here to visit the career page.

Jason Grill, co-founder of Sock 101, is looking for an awesome administrative associate to join the team in early 2016. Please email resume and contact info to Kelly@Sock101.com if interested.


Want to be featured in next week’s YEC Social Roundup? Let us know what you’re up to online and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter: @YEC.