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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 @ 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: Advised startups Boosted Boards (, YC S12), Skip Scooters (, YC W18), 26 Letters (, Molly Fuller Design (, Ova Woman (, Spinning Wylde (, and Zaarly ( 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 ( along with the SDN Chicago chapter. #1 fan of music by UNENDINGS ( 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: 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!