Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: Melanie is building something awesome and hearing her background and what led her to start her company by “accident.” Also, how she filled a gap that wasn't quite filled by social media. She built something that is focused truly on people that have a common journey.
Melanie Aronson 00:00
Panion actually started as more of a consumer product based on helping people who move to new places to find people who shared their interests, values, goals, and experiences. It's over time evolved into more of a community management platform.
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Gresham Harkless 00:41
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and we're doing something a little bit different this year with some of our episodes. We're repurposing some of our favorite episodes around specific topics related to entrepreneurship. This month we're focusing on entrepreneurship and community. Us, We, our, together, and we're gonna look at entrepreneurship and industries and different types of entrepreneurship and ultimately what that really means. But we're also gonna delve deeper into the importance of community, networking, niche communities and how that supports being a CEO, entrepreneur and business owner. So sit back and enjoy these special episodes around entrepreneurship and community.
Hello, hello, hello, this is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Melanie Aronson of Panion. Melanie, it's great to have you on the show.
Melanie Aronson 01:27
Thanks for having me.
Gresham Harkless 01:28
Super excited to have you on. And before we jumped into the interview, I wanted to read a little bit more about Melanie so you could hear about all the awesome things that she's doing. Melanie is the founder and CEO of Panion a people-first community management platform, helping organizations build more privacy, empathy, and meaningful connections into online and offline communities. She has a bachelor's in Anthropology from Columbia University and a master's in documentary filmmaking from the School of Visual Arts and NYC. She's a Fulbright recipient. Melanie worked in sales for Apple for almost three years and for more than 10 years as a freelance filmmaker, photographer, and designer. Melanie has lived an international life residing in NYC, Spain, Italy, Sweden, and now in Portugal. Melanie, super excited to have you on the show and hear about all the awesome things you're doing. Are you ready to speak to the I am CEO community?
Melanie Aronson 02:13 Yes, definitely.