Melissa Joy Kong

Melissa fell in love with media when she was 11-years-old, and has spent the last 15 years passionately uncovering why. She loves telling great stories, and doing work that empowers people to live stories worth telling. She is insatiably curious about human behavior and potential, and lives for helping people take big leaps in their lives to start amazing projects or companies.

Her career started in media at Time, Inc. doing everything from journalism, editing, marketing, customer acquisition, and product development for: Fortune, Sports Illustrated, People, National Geographic, NFL, MLB, and Time for Kids. Currently, she is the CEO of Technori, a media and events company built to support startups and thriving startup ecosystems.

Ever since she was able to understand the concept of “true love,” Melissa has been insatiably curious about what that looks and feels like—and how we can all cultivate long-lasting, passionate, deeply fulfilling romantic relationships. She’s excited to check #25 and #26 off of her Impossible List with Nate.

Melissa has a B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College, and a Business Certificate from Columbia University. She loves running, vegan food, and the NY Jets. She is blogging every day in 2013 at