Panelist Profile: Lauren Leto, Co-Founder of Texts from Last Night and Bnter

Our next panel, Start Something: Why Every Creative Needs To Be An Entrepreneur, will be an exciting dive into how creative people can follow their passions and start something from nothing. Join us on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30pm at the New School (RSVP here).

We are thrilled to present our final panelist profile: Lauren Leto, Co-Founder of and Texts from Last Night is the wildly popular (especially among you college folks) website dedicated to sharing all the texts that no one remembers sending. The site sees over a quarter of a million views per month and in 2010 TFLN became a book. Her newer venture, Bnter, is a platform for scrap-booking conversation that believes “brilliant banter should be saved, and shared between family, friends, and fans.” She’s also writing a book called, “Judging a Book by It’s Lover,” to be published by Harper Perennial in 2012.

What is your current role?
I am the co-founder of and

Lauren Leto NY Creative Interns Panelist Profile

What makes you feel creative?
Reading authors I admire is usually how I find the most creativity. I try to read about a book a week.
When did you know you wanted to “start something?”
I think most people who like to start things are permanently in the “I want to start something” mode.
How do you keep a balance of being productive and finding inspiration?
This is hard. It’s easy to fall in love with new ideas and harder to maintain love with being productive on something which was once a new and fresh idea and now seems less alluring. Most of the time I fall back in love with ideas by innovating on them.
What was most exciting to you about the chance to participate in our panel, Start Something: Why Every Creative Needs To Be An Entrepreneur?
I’m excited to have the opportunity to motivate people who are likely having better and brighter ideas than I am.

Do you have any questions for Lauren? Ask them in the comments and we’ll make sure to ask her at the event. Click here to RSVP.

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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