Our Team

Welcome to StarterNoise

We’re here to explore the world of startups. From up-and-coming entrepreneurs to college students, StarterNoise is a site where anyone can discover a realistic, behind-the-scenes look at startup companies about to change the world.

Every startup begins with a person and an idea. At StarterNoise, our goal is to provide true insights,
learnings, pitfalls, and accomplishments from the people who have lived them. Founded in 2015, StarterNoise is a space for young, aspiring entrepreneurs and college students to share their stories and give exposure to their ideas. Our audience includes successful business owners, investors, venture capitalists, and other professionals who can take a startup idea to the next level. We want to help make that happen.

StarterNoise offers an honest look at the blood, sweat and tears that go into the fastest-moving startups
and forward-thinking businesses that are disrupting the technology, fashion, and entertainment industries. Our contributing authors let their personalities shine through in fun, insightful, entertaining articles. You’ll hear from our resident ‘Tech Guy,’ our experienced and prestigious Entrepreneur, our young and stylish Fashion Guru, the resident Mom, and of course StarterNoise co-founder and trend-spotting expert Sarah Koebel. You’ll have the chance to meet all of our expert authors through intelligent articles that both educate and entertain.

StarterNoise is not a place where we regurgitate industry news and rehash old stories. This is a cutting-edge hub where trend-spotters and hard workers can learn, connect, and share real-life experiences. Visit StarterNoise every day and you just might discover the key to reaching your own goals and take your startup to the next level.

Who is StarterNoise?

We’re entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, mentors, teachers and advisers (sound familiar?) who like to read about startup news.

Backstory

As a junior in college, Sarah Koebel interned for Tulip Strategies, a boutique social media & branding firm in Denver, CO. She worked with several portfolio companies focusing on social media plans, viral marketing, trend spotting, and branding. Tulip Strategies has a deep network and works closely with several VC firms – including Eric Schmidt’s, Tomorrow Ventures. Her internship led to a full time position with Tulip focused on viral marketing and account management specifically focused on young entrepreneurs and edgy fashion startups.

Koebel started keeping tabs on the industry, tech & entertainment trends and began putting together a weekly email for the VC firms she worked with. They enjoyed the “inside scoop” on modern start-ups, the challenges that push them forward, and a peek at the next potential “Mark Zuckerberg”. The email became so popular that it evolved into a newsletter providing behind the scenes insight into the process, hurdles and successes of the most promising new start-ups and the struggles of young entrepreneurs trying to pursue their professional dreams.

As the popularity of the newsletter grew, Koebel sat down with Megann Rundell – friend, mentor, founder & CEO of Tulip Strategies. It was clear that there was a start-up opportunity and business to be developed from the newsletter.

It was the birth of StarterNoise.

The vision was to create a space for young, aspiring entrepreneurs and college students to be able to share their story with investors and other entrepreneurs, and receive press exposure. StarterNoise would be a place to learn about success as well as how to deal with failure. It would be a place for ambitious students and young professionals to connect, create their own networks and share insight from their personal, inspiring experiences.

Koebel and Rundell started a friends and family round. At the same time, the newsletter continued to grow and expand their network of investors and entrepreneurs. This consistent connection was the ever-strengthening foundation for the StartNoise launch.

Everyone who is on board at StarterNoise is excited to see where it goes. We are even more thrilled to share young entrepreneur’s stories by giving an honest look at the blood, sweat and tears that go into the fastest-moving startups and forward-thinking businesses that are disrupting the technology, fashion and entertainment industries.