One of my favorite new start-up entrepreneurs

October 27, 2011

It’s Ben Silbermann from

Ok, so I may be a *teeny* bit biased in this opinion, as Ben grew up in the Des Moines area like yours truly, but his talk at the ThincIowa event last week was casual, honest, informative, and fascinating. For someone who self proclaims that “No one cares what we’re doing.” he sure has a fantastic story to tell.

Thinc Iowa: Ben Silbermann of Pinterest from Silicon Prairie News on Vimeo.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Pinterest, if you’re not familiar with it, is an online bulletin board. Ben describes it as a way to collect all the cool things you find online, share those collections with others, and in turn tell a story about who you are. (Much more about the site and its purpose in the video.)

I think it’s a pretty neat concept. Check it out, won’t ya? –

Are you on Pinterest? Do you like it? Hate it? Use it regularly? Never heard of it? Let me know in the comments below.

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