Hear from local journalist, Matt Olberding; Silicon Prairie News Managing Editor, Ryan Pendell; and startup PR extraordinaire from Bulu, Mariah Nimmich, about PR for startups. This panel, moderated by Forgelight Creative co-founder and CEO, Tyler Sprunk, will answer your PR-related questions, explore the importance of PR for startups, and cover tips and tricks for effective PR.
Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.
Ryan Pendell is the Managing Editor of Silicon Prairie News. In 2009 he received his MFA in Writing from the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then he has taught college writing and has written for regional and national online and print media. In 2014 he was publications editor for the Sundance Film Festival. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
As Director of Public Relations, Mariah Nimmich coordinates Bulu, Inc. press coverage nationally, showcasing Bulu Box and Bulu Marketplace in media outlets like CBS, Buzzfeed, Forbes and more. Her favorite activity is to #BangTheDrum for the achievements of the Bulu Crew! Mariah is also a board member and Communications Chair for nonprofit TEDxLincoln, and heavily involved in Lincoln events like LNK DNA and Startup Week.
Tyler Sprunk is co-founder and CEO of Forgelight Creative and Managing Editor for Cultivate Press. Tyler is also a proud supporter of the startup community through events such as 1 Million Cups, Startup Week, and LNK DNA.
Beverages, snacks, and prize drawings will be provided courtesy of Forgelight Creative.