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Creative Convergence Silicon Valley 2016 unfolds in the SoFA District of San Jose, October 6-8, 2016
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Aniyia Williams

Tinsel
Founder & CEO
San Francisco, CA

I'm a creator. I love to solve problems and improve the world around me using my various talents. People describe me as "the one who can do anything" -- I'm incredibly resourceful, quick-learning, and always ready for a challenge.

My background is in the arts and tech: I have over a decade of training as singer of classical music and opera, and I've held roles in marketing, community management, business development and non-profit fundraising. 

I started Tinsel in 2014, in response to the lack of tech products developed with women in mind. After coming up with the idea of an audio accessory that doubles as a beautiful piece of jewelry, I left my role in marketing at Voxer to pursue it fully.

With no previous experience building consumer electronics, I was able to pull together the talent and funding needed to bring my "tech jewelry" ideas to life. Today I am fully immersed in the development and manufacturing of fashion-first hardware, as well as building the first fashion brand for consumer electronics. 

Alongside building Tinsel, I serve as Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) with CODE2040 and Google for Entrepreneurs, and a board member of audio engineering non-profit Women’s Audio Mission