Hello, my name is Alexander Obenauer.

I run Mindsense, a creative, award-winning software engineering studio where we build the trailblazing email app Mail Pilot, which helps you get a handle on your inbox. We also published "Maximize Your Crowd", an ebook about how to succeed on Kickstarter, drawing from our own experience.

When I was a student at Virginia Tech, I built Hungry Hokie, an app that continues to live on in the hands of various students. I also helped start, and continue to help steer TEDxVirginiaTech, a conference merging Tech's "invent the future" with TED's "ideas worth spreading".

I enjoy living and working in southwestern Virginia's Smart Valley, joining the Startup Weekend Blacksburg committee to help foster an authentic entrepreneurial culture in the area, and starting The Developer Studio of Roanoke to empower and inspire at-risk youth with the resources they need to learn web and software development.


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