Stefanie Jewett is the founder and CEO of Activvely, the premiere social-pairing app that connects you with platonic fitness buddies. Stefanie’s path into the tech world isn’t a conventional one by any means. A recovering journalist, she spent five years covering hard news at CNN, until her creativity breached the spillway and Activvely was born. A Miami native, Stefanie grew up in a Spanish-speaking household, her Cuban roots never too far from her heart.
Living in Central Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. inspired her to pursue a journalism career in earnest. This passion for news would see her at the U.S. Congress, National Republican Senatorial Committee, WSET, the Alliance to Save Energy and eventually landing a job at CNN. Working on several projects and shows including Crossfire and the Situation Room, she held her own among the most elite journalists at the World Headquarters and the Washington D.C. bureau.
Stefanie returned to Atlanta with three goals: to lift the stigma off swipe platforms solely being used for dating, to help the people of this vibrant city connect and to enable everyone, from startups to established corporations alike, to effectively use technology to create meaningful customer interaction and growth for their business.