Designation Cynthia Kocialski

Early Stage Start-Up Entrepreneur and Author

Cynthia is the founder of three companies. In the past 15 years, she has been involved in numerous start-ups and has served on various advisory boards. Cynthia has worked with established companies to bring start-up techniques and technologies to corporations desiring to process improvement and efficiency. Prior to this, she held numerous technical, marketing, and management positions at major corporations, with responsibilities including product development, engineering management, technical marketing, strategic business planning, and general management.

Cynthia writes the popular Start-up Entrepreneurs’ Blog (, which covers observations, lessons, and stories of life inside start-ups.

She and is the author of the books, Startup from the Ground Up and Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success.

Cynthia also has written many articles and white papers on emerging technologies and start-ups that have appeared in such popular publications as Investor’s Business Daily, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Insider, Home Business, Yahoo! Finance, and MS NBC.

Her career has taken her to New York City, Washington, D.C., Miami, and San Francisco. She holds degrees in engineering and mathematics, and is a graduate of the University of Rochester and University of Virginia.