Brendan Ciecko
United States

Brendan Ciecko is the founder and CEO of Cuseum, a platform that helps museums and cultural institutions engage their visitors. Prior to Cuseum, Ciecko started Ten Minute Media, an agency that specializes in digital media and creative services for the music entertainment industry. Since its official establishment in 2003, Ten Minute Media has acquired a flourishing list of clients including some of the biggest names in entertainment. Ciecko’s entrepreneurial career and projects have gained the attention of the national press. In October of 2008, Ciecko appeared on the cover of Inc. Magazine in the feature article, Cool, Determined, Under 30: Meet the brains behind America’s smartest new companies. He has also appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, New York Times, The Guardian, BMW Magazine, Boston Globe, PC Magazine and was a national finalist of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. One of Ciecko’s past projects, Fontly, was an iPhone and web app that captures and maps typography and found-lettering of historical and aesthetic significance. Fontly became one of the leading user-generated archive of typographic and visual anthropology. Fontly has been featured in Fast Company, TheNextWeb, Gizmodo, The Guardian, Boston Magazine, and named “App of the Week” by BBC, “App of the Day” by The Atlantic Cities. He currently sits on the Steering Committee of the Museum Council at Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Community Advisory Board for the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. Ciecko has also served on the Massachusetts “It’s All Here” Advisory Board, Board of Washington Gateway Main Streets, Boston’s ONEin3 Council, and Regional Leadership Team of Technology for Obama. A native of Western Massachusetts, Brendan is passionate about the economic revitalization of Holyoke, and was the key organizer of the Idea Mill conference (supported by MA Governor Deval Patrick) which took place in downtown Holyoke and attracted entrepreneurs from all over New England.Brendan currently lives in Boston’s historic Fort Point neighborhood with his wife Elizabeth and their little dog Misiu.