Hi! I’m Stefan

I’m an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker passionate about money, diversity & inclusion, and the people behind tech.



headshotI’m a journalist, organizer, and entrepreneur who has interviewed over 200 entrepreneurs and helped build nationally-recognized brands. I’m currently the CEO of PulseBlueprint, a company that helps entrepreneurs solve business problems. I was previously Communications Lead at cryptocurrency startup Coinsquare. My side hustle is founding national LGBTQ+ nonprofit Venture Out to foster inclusion in the tech and entrepreneurial world.

In all of my work, my passion is getting to know the people behind the tech industry and sharing their wisdom with entrepreneurs and freelancers. My work has appeared in BetaKit, Tech Daily #movethedial, Elevate, Highline BETA, FutureOfWork.ai, and more.


Send me an email | Twitter: @stefanpalios | LinkedIn: Stefan Palios


My speaking career began by teaching businesses how to attract and retain LGBTQ talent. That was half a decade ago and now I’m lucky enough to get to have conversations around diversity & inclusion, tech innovation, and entrepreneurship on a regular basis. I’ve spoken at events for Salesforce, Yale University, TD Bank, Microsoft, Maple Leaf Foods, and more. I also frequently host and moderate panel events. If you’re looking for a speaker, host, moderator, or panelist for your event, let’s connect. 

My current speaking topics include:

  • My Five F*cks: Living like you care about the things you say you do
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Plain English: Cut through the hoopla and get to what really matters
  • 10 business lessons from successful entrepreneurs
  • 5 steps to great content
  • How to build workplace environments that make diversity & inclusion a success


I started writing professionally in 2016 when an editor reached out asking for coverage of an event I was live-tweeting (no joke). Since then I’ve interviewed over 200 entrepreneurs, written numerous research-focused articles, and ghost written for top executives.

My writing topics include:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Sales and customer success
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • Tech ecosystem building

Some samples of my writing:

  1. Entrepreneur feature profile like my interview with Fast Company magazine cover girl and VC Arlan Hamilton
  2. Research pieces like my in-depth content marketing article for diversity and inclusion startup Crescendo on how companies can get started with D&I
  3. “Vanity Fair” storytelling, a style I used when chatting with serial entrepreneur Lauren Haw
  4. Global problem articles, like the one I did on how startups are tackling financial inclusion
  5. Content throughout PulseBlueprint


PulseBlueprint helps entrepreneurs solve the problems – big and small – that keep them up at night. Our vision is to harness the world’s entrepreneurial knowledge so that nobody is stopped from accessing high-quality, practical business knowledge. We bring the conversations that happen behind closed doors (where the real advice gets shared) and shine a light on it for all to see. Our online platform features in-depth stories of how successful entrepreneurs overcame challenges, how-to’s on nitpicky problems, and inspiration for the low days (and there will be low days). The platform started with written content and we’re expanding into other forms of content as we grow.

Get in touch

Looking to hire me for an event, learn more about PulseBlueprint, interview me for an upcoming article, or get help with your startup? Reach out anytime at team@pulseblueprint.com