Michelle Maryns
Board Member

Founder & CEO of We Sparkle Co., a Techstars-backed public benefit corporation building a stronger + more inclusive economy by equipping underestimated entrepreneurs with the AI-powered tools they need to succeed (purchase your own #SparkleAssistant @ https://www.wesparkle.co). 2021 Bush Fellow. Connector of people + ideas who specializes in digital marketing and design thinking. Experience working in public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business Honoree: https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2020/10/05/2020-women-in-business-michelle-tran-maryns.html Advised startups Boosted Boards (BoostedBoards.com, YC S12), Skip Scooters (SkipScooters.com, YC W18), 26 Letters (26letters.co), Molly Fuller Design (MollyFullerDesign.com), Ova Woman (OvaWoman.com), Spinning Wylde (SpinningWylde.com), and Zaarly (Zaarly.com). Also served as a Stitch Fix stylist on the side. Contract projects include work with Greater MSP/Make It. MSP./MSP Hello and WORKSHOP (primary client: Google). Co-founded a Service Design Network (SDN) chapter in Minnesota that coordinated the Service Design Midwest Conference (www.sdnmidwest.com) along with the SDN Chicago chapter. #1 fan of music by UNENDINGS (https://www.unendings.com). Led a group of high school students from China on a social entrepreneurship/social innovation ThinkImpact learning trip to Panama, where I taught them human-centered design thinking skills to help community members either improve their social enterprises or start new ones: https://www.facebook.com/piedrasgordaspanama. StrengthsFinder: Futuristic, Individualization, Strategic, Ideation, Positivity Keirsey Temperament Sorter: The Champion 16Personalities: The Protagonist Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers EOS: Visionary who loves working with an Integrator!