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Episode 30

Bridget Sauer

Community @Teespring

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Bridget studied art at Brown University and worked in Paris for the Hermes fashion house before realizing she wanted to pursue a career in startups. She shares how she got started at Teespring, how a background in design and an interest in technology help her build community, and how to harnessing creativity has helped to build and grow Teespring.

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about Bridget.
  • Learn more Teespring - specifically how they're empowering their community of sellers.
  • Learn more about how Bridget approaches creativity and community building.
  • Discover what tools Bridget uses on a daily basis.

Episode Overview

Briget Sauer is the community manager at Teespring, a commerce platform that currently enables anyone to design and sell custom apparel online. In 2014, they sold more than 7 million products and shipped to more than 80 countries worldwide.

Bridget studied art at Brown University and worked in Paris for the Hermes fashion house before realizing she wanted to pursue a career in startups. She shares how she got started at Teespring, how a background in design and an interest in technology help her build community, and how to harnessing creativity has helped to build and grow Teespring.


What You'll Learn In This Episode

  • How Briget discovered her passion for startups.
  • How she leverages her background and passion for visual arts to bring creativity into the community at Teespring.
  • How they are growing so quickly thanks to the support of their community.
  • And more!

Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:24
Where are you from, what did you study and how did your passion for entrepreneurship start?

8:20
You got a passion for visual arts and just creation overall. Where do your ideas/inspiration come from?

10:04
Your site says that you “ believe that positive social change is best achieved with the perfect mixture of technology, community, and design.” Why these three elements?

12:51
You're currently community manager at Teespring. What is Teespring and how did you get the opportunity to be a part of the team?

16:00
You originally managed the social media / branding aspects of Teesping. How do you approach building those aspects and what impact does it have in the way you think about the community now?

18:58
Where do you see the biggest opportunities for entrepreneurs? Any technologies or industries that really interest you? What apps, books, devices or tools are you obsessed with right now?

22:37
Any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Bridget on Twitter
Bridget on the Web
Teespring on the Twitter
Teespring on the Web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps & Books

Oculus
Tiltbrush
The Culting of Brands
The Thrill of The Chase

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