Brendan Ciecko

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Founder of Ten Minute Media / Organizer of Idea Mill / Entrepreneur / Designer / Traveler

Press Spotlight
- Boston Magazine - "Young Gun: Would You Let this Kid Save Your Town?" (2009)
- BMW Magazine - "21-year-old digital agency founder Brendan Ciecko" (2009)
- Boston Herald - "We Hear: Ben Affleck, Brendan Ciecko, Greg Biffle and more..." (2009)
- Boston Globe - "He Sets His Sites on Holyoke" (2009)
- Xconomy - "High Tech for a Historic City—A 21-Year-Old Web Entrepreneur’s View of the Big Computing Center Planned for His Home Town" (2009)
- Alternative Press - "It's Called the Music Business" (2009)
- Mass.gov - "Who's making Massachusetts strong?" (2009)
- Pulse Magazine (internal publication for VIBE) - "Megabyte Moves" (2009)
- Inc. Magazine - "Cool, Determined, Under 30 - Meet the brains behind America's smartest new companies" (2008)
- FastCompany - "Bigger is Bigger, Not Better" (2008)
- NPR / WFCR - "Young Holyoke entrepreneur makes magazine cover" (2008)
- Entrepreneur Magazine - "Making It Big" (2007)
- PC Magazine - "Viral Media-Tracking Guru" (2007)
Fontly
-Featured in FastCompany, The Next Web, BBC, Guardian, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic Cities, Publico, BostInno, Xconomy ,Stuff, Gizmodo, CreativeBloq, GovTech, PSFK, ReadWriteWeb
Press (continued.)
- BostInno - "Q&A with Ten Minute Media's Brendan Ciecko" (2011)
- Dziennik Internautów - "Wywiad: Brendan Ciecko tworzy strony dla celebrytów" (2011)
- Mediafun - "Dzieciak który pracuje dla największych gwiazd muzyki pop i rock" (2011)
- ABC40 - "Loyal to His Soil" (2009)
- Western MA EDC - "Brendan Ciecko featured on the cover of Inc. Magazine Ten Minute Media named one of "America's smartest new companies" (2008)
- BusinessWest - "A Collection of Hits: Web Master Brendan Ciecko Is Moving Up the Charts" (2008)
- The Reminder - "Holyoke businessman receives national recognition" (2008)
- Hampshire College News - "Entrepreneurs Recognized" (2008)
- Local Buzz / MassLive - "Brendan Ciecko Featured in Inc. Magazine" (2008)
- BusinessWest - "Forty Under 40: Brendan Ciecko" (2008)
- Springfield Sunday Republican - "Web entrepreneur kicks off 'TeenStyle'" (2008)
- BusinessWest - "People On The Move" (2008)
- PBS / WGBY - "Making It Here: TeenStyle" (2008)
- Ad Club of Western MA - "What Was Your Job As A Teenager?" (2008)
- Rock102 WAQY - "Bax & O'Brien Mornings" (2008)
- BusinessWest - "Picture This" (2008)
- Springfield Sunday Republican - "How Cool is This?" (2008)
- The Wistariahurst Vine - "Creating Holyoke" (2008)
- HGCF Entrepreneurship Initiative - "Brendan Ciecko recognized for Entrepreneurial spirit" (2008)
- iBerkshires.com - "WBGY Teen Program Returns for 4th Season" (2008)
- PV Local First - "Google, renewable energy, potential new business in Holyoke" (2008)
- Academy Hill Newsletter - "On the Road to Springfield City Hall" (2008)
- PRNewsWire - "Undergrad Students Compete for Mentorship and Prestigious Award" (2007)
- Springfield Sunday Republican - "Caught in the Web of success" (2007)
- Local Buzz / MassLive - "I, for one, welcome our New Media Overlords" (2007)
- GSEA - "The Circus is in town... and so is the GSEA" (2007)
- Suffolk Business Magazine - "Center for Entrepreneurial Studies Hosts Events for Student Entrepreneurs" (2007)
- Daily Hampshire Gazette - "Pioneer Valley Business" (2007)
- BusinessWest - "Ciecko Wins Holyoke Design Contest" (2007)
Press Mentions / Quotes
- Inc - "Want to Know the Future of Retail? Meet Estimote" (2014)
- Nowiny 24 - "Dziś w Rzeszowie rozpoczyna się InternetBeta 2011" (2011)
- Springfield Republican - "Could Holyoke produce the next Steve Jobs?" (2011)
- BusinessWest - "Wired and Weird" (2011)
- Springfield Republican - "Holyoke, old mill town, hosts Idea Mill, featuring robot-maker and other innovators" (2011)
- Springfield Republican - "Idea Mill seminar at Open Square explores whether new industries will create a 'new' Holyoke" (2011)
- CBS News - "Should You Drop Out of College to Start a Business?" (2010)
- Digitale Degio Kortrijk - " Howest pakt op Multi-Mania 2010" (2010)
- Mass High Tech / Boston Business Journal - "Young entrepreneurs lead charge to build Mass. tech growth" (2009)
- Springfield Republican - "Creativity popping in Holyoke" (2009)
- MassTech- "Innovate Holyoke" (2009)
- Xconomy - "Patrick Details Plans for Holyoke Computing Center" (2009)
- Governor to pick site for center by new year (2009)
- Local Buzz / MassLive - "High Performance Computing as the Future of Holyoke's E-conomy, Part II" (2009)
- Local Buzz / MassLive - "Twittering Holyoke's Future" (2009)
- Local Buzz / MassLive - "High Performance Computing as the Future of Holyoke's E-conomy, Part I" (2009)
- Springfield Republican - "Holyoke to be site of high performance computer center, Gov. Deval Patrick, presidents of UMass, MIT and BU announce" (2009)
- BusinessWest - "Mill Power: Conversion Projects Are Just Part of a Resurgence for the Paper City" (2009)
- Local Buzz / MassLive - "OMG, what just happened? Resolution for 2009" (2009)
- Springfield Republican - "Holyoke seeks to boost arts" (2008)
- Pioneer - "Upscale dining pops up in Holyoke" (2012)
- Springfield Republican - "Pop-up restaurant treats Holyoke diners to Boston cooking" (2012)
Speaking Engagements
- HubSpot Designer Panel - Cambridge, MA (2012)
- Ignite Spatial Boston - Cambridge, MA (2012)
- Tech for Obama - Boston, MA (MC/Host - 2011)
- Idea Mill - Holyoke, MA (MC/Host - 2011)
- InternetBeta - Rzeszow, Poland (2011)
- Applicake HQ - Krakow, Poland (2011)
- Hillside Salon - Amherst, MA (2010)
- MultiMania - Kortrijk, Belgium (2010)
- Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour (2010)
- Governor's Office for Civic Engagement Panel - Springfield, MA (2009)
- Technology Breakfast Roundtable at MIT - Cambridge, MA (2008)
- Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Conference - Springfield, MA (2008)
- Massachusetts Creative Economy Roundtable - Northampton, MA (2008)
- Ad Club of Western MA - Northampton, MA (2008)
- Colleges / Universities: Northeastern University, Emerson College, UMass Amherst, University of Hartford, Michigan Tech, Hampshire College, Bay Path College, American International College
Awards / Acclaim
- Winner at Mashable / Emirates Hackathon - FlyBeacon (2014)
- BostInno "50 on Final" Finalist (2013)
- BBC "App of the Week" - Fontly (2012)
- The Alantic Cities "App of the Day" - Fontly (2012)
- Gizmodo "Android Apps of the Week" - Fontly (2012)
- LAWeekly.com Web Awards "Best Music MySpace Page" - Slash (2010)
- Inc. Magazine "30 Under 30" (2008)
- Web Marketing Association's "WebAward" (2008)
- BusinessWest's "Forty Under 40" (2008)
- Grinspoon Entrepreneurial Spirit Award (2008)
- ADDY "Best in Show" Award, Western MA (2008)
- GSEA New England Regional Finalist (2007)
- PC Magazine SMB Award (2007)
Book Mentions / Chapters
- "Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business..." by Donna Fenn (2009)
- "Student Entrepreneurs: Mentors Matter" by Michael McMyne (2009)
Album Credits / Mentions
- "A Santa Cause, Vol. 2" released by Immortal Records (2006)
- The Modern Day Saint - "....And Tomorrow We Will Have Nothing" released by Eyeball Records (2006)
- "In Honor: A Compilation to Beat Cancer" released by Vagrant Records (2004)
- Slick Shoes - "Far From Nowhere" released by SideOneDummy Records (2003)
- Slick Shoes - "Slick Shoes" released by Tooth and Nail Records (2002)