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Sean Thorne

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Hallspot. Previously Founder, Welcome to College Freshmen.

Founder, Hallspot. Previously Founder, Welcome to College Freshmen.

2 vouches

Involved In


TalentIQ Technologies
Welcome to College Freshmen




Co-founder TalentIQ Technologies March 2015 - present
Advisor Bloxi January 2014 - present
Co-founder Hallspot January 2013 - March 2015
Founder Welcome to College Freshmen June 2010 - August 2012
Campus Launch Manager datemyschool March 2012 - June 2012


University of Oregon 2010 - 2013

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Mobile
  • • Venture capital
  • • Architecture
  • • AdTech
  • • Mobile strategy
  • • Social Media
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Value being able to do more for less. Believe in hacking - not just in it's traditional sense, but in all areas. An example of this is when we got 27% of the University of Oregon student body (24k students total) pre-registered for Hallspot in one week, for $1,000 via a viral marketing competition.

A few other quick facts:
- raised 500k seed round
- built a full-time engineering team of web and mobile engineers
- hands on in all phases of a start-up
- won the Willamette Angel Conference's Concept Stage Round in May 2013

Interested in disrupting the status quo and believe that problems aren't problems, they're opportunities to improve.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Hands on working with co-founders/small teams directly on product, marketing, growth strategies, fundraising, and other strategic areas.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Nathan Lillegard
They're my advisor  •  Program Manager | Business Innovation Institute | Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Oregon. University of Oregon grad.
Sean is very coachable and readily adapts his ideas to the feedback he gets from advisors, customers, and others. He understands social medi ... a and his markets very well.
Ryan Bernards
They're my mentor  •  Previously Host, Agate Alley Bistro. Previously ad campaign, Hallspot.
Sean is an excellent Entrepreneurship. He has shown an amazing commitment to his company and team. Sean is also an excellent mentor. He has ... shown a huge commitment in helping individuals pursue their own dreams and entrepreneurial ventures. Sean shows nothing but persistence and dedication when he has been a mentor to me. When I didn't believe myself, he pushed me to continue to move forward no matter what obstacles I had faced. Sean had received a great amount of mentoring, so this is a way he is able to give back. Sean would make a great advisor as he has been an excellent advisor and mentor to myself and others around me.