Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tech Startup Interview: Christina Gagnier of JobScout

Podcast #9 of 50, this interview was with Christina Gagnier of Jobscout. Reigning from San Francisco, Christina has deep insight into tech startups, social ventures and digital law. She's a very smart and a busy entrepreneur. 

More about Christina 

Christina has a long list of credentials so get ready!

Christina Gagnier leads the Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP, with a specialization in social media, copyright and information privacy. A member of the State Bar of California, Gagnier has been active in the field of intellectual property since 2002.

Gagnier serves at the Chief Executive Officer of REALPOLITECH, a digital public relations and web strategy consultancy, managing dynamic public sector projects like JobScout, a pilot project of the California State Library.

She has researched at Stanford Law School, and has also served as Chief Information Officer at, a national civic engagement organization dedicated to Millenial Generation advocacy and public policy.

She also blogs in the technology section of the Huffington Post, is a columnist on legal ethics for California Lawyer and has written and been interviewed for multiple other publications and news outlets. Find out more and with Christina on LinkedIn and/or follow her on Twitter @gagnier.

More about JobScout 

Launched just several months ago through seed funding from the California State Library, JobScout is a one-stop-shop for digital literacy.

Their pitch: JobScout helps the unemployed find jobs and digital skills straight from their local library with a fun and engaging interface.

JobScout is publicly available online, but support is being targeted to the pilot libraries and Californians during the beta (ie. until late summer 2012). As a non-profit and private sector partnership, JobScout is currently both fundraising and raising capital to expand availability as rapidly as possible. JobScout will launch nationally later this summer, and we'll definitely be keeping tabs on that!

Individual libraries and organizations outside of the beta can get JobScout for $100 a month at their institution. If you represent a library, get in touch with Christina directly at for purchase info.


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