What’s behind the success of Technical.ly
Ed Warfield of citybizlist.com interviewed Christopher Wink, the cofounder of Technically Media, which publishes local tech news and runs events networks in five U.S. cities, all on the East Coast.
Here is an excerpt:
EDWIN WARFIELD: You were a staff writer at the Temple News, 2004 to 2007, intern at Philadelphia Business Journal, 2007 to 2008, then a freelance journalist. All three cofounders had met at journalism school at Temple University. You were unable to find jobs so you launched your own site. Tell us about the launch and vision for Technical.ly?
CHRIS WINK: At the beginning, we were not entrepreneurs, we were scared and desperate but very clear in knowing what we wanted to be and what we wanted to do, and that was to do work that had an impact on the communities we cared about.
Sean Blanda, Brian Kirk and I we were three undergrads who met, (and) started a small side project. All we wanted to do was see if we could basically create jobs for ourselves doing journalism and we did that at a small scale. Sean, a dear and close friend, had kind of hit that goal and was ready to move on to other things. My cofounder Brian and I very much talk about this next generation.
Our small side project was really nothing more than a blog site Technically and we launched what for us looks a lot more like Technically today. That was the idea of a network of local technology news sites doing business reporting in a meaningful way, about economic change in local communities, and we have been doing that since.
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