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Melen at HostingCon 2009
|Residence||Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, USA|
|Alma mater||Babson College|
|Occupation||CEO at T35 Hosting & Co-CEO at Melen, LLC|
|Known for||Founder of T35 Hosting|
Early life and education
Alex Melen was born to Arkady and Alla Melen in Kiev, Ukraine. Melen moved to the United States in 1991 at the age of 7 and grew up in New York City and Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Melen graduated from Babson College in 2006.
Melen started T35 Hosting in 1999, growing it to over 600,000 clients by 2009. In 2011, Melen Co-Founded advertising agency Melen, LLC with his younger brother Michael Melen. Melen also founded SocialJump, a social media marketing agency that was featured on NPR.
Awards and recognition
In 2001, YoungBiz Magazine named Melen one of the top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in America. In 2006 Melen received the Babson College Student Business of the Year Award and was named one of BusinesssWeek's Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25. In 2009, Melen was a presenter at ResellerClub's HostingCon and T35 Hosting was featured in Bloomberg Top 101 Best Freebies. In November 2012, Melen was invited to participate in President Barack Obama's National Entrepreneurs' Day event at the White House. More recently, Melen was featured in the Empact Top 100 Showcase for 2013 and 2014.
- "Student Business of the Year Award Past Winners". Babson College. 2001. http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/blank-center/venture-accelerator/beta-challenge/history/Pages/student-business-of-the-year.aspx. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- Whois t35.com
- "Interview With Alex Melen – Founder Of T35 FREE Web Hosting". Retire21 Radio Program. 2009. http://www.retireat21.com/interview/interview-with-alex-melen-founder-of-t35-free-web-hosting. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- "Melen LLC Review - Internet Marketing Services in Englewd Clfs, NJ - BBB Business Review - BBB serving New Jersey". BBB. 2016. http://www.bbb.org/new-jersey/business-reviews/internet-marketing-services/melen-llc-in-englewd-clfs-nj-90149609/. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- "For $75, This Guy Will Sell You 1,000 Facebook 'Likes'". NPR. 2016. http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2012/05/16/152736671/this-guy-will-sell-you-sell-you-1-000-facebook-likes. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
- "YoungBiz 100 Report on America's Top 'Treps" (PDF). Bloomberg. 2001. http://www.alexmelen.com/YoungBiz.pdf. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
- "Student Business of the Year Award". Babson College. 2001. http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/blank-center/venture-accelerator/beta-challenge/history/Pages/student-business-of-the-year.aspx. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
- "The Best Entrepreneurs Under 25". BusinessWeek. 2010. http://www.bloomberg.com/ss/06/10/bestunder25/source/18.htm. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- "The Best Entrepreneurs Class of ‘06 Today - BusinessWeek". BusinessWeek. 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/ss/07/10/1022_under25_finalists/source/17.htm. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
- "HostingCon 2009: How Free Hosting Affects Budget Shared Hosting" (PDF). HostingCon. 2001. http://www.alexmelen.com/HostingCon2009AlexMelen.pdf. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
- "101 Best Web Freebies". B;pp,gberg. 2009. http://www.bloomberg.com/ss/07/11/1121_freestuff/source/4.htm. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
- "The White House: Alex Melen Thank You Letter" (PDF). http://www.alexmelen.com/National_Entrepreneurs'_Day-White-House.pdf. Retrieved 2016-03-18.
- "Empact Showcase SmartSites". EmpactShowcase. 2014. https://www.empactshowcase.com/company/671-smartsites/2014. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- "Empact Showcase Melen LLC". EmpactShowcase. 2013. https://www.empactshowcase.com/company/671-melen-llc/2013. Retrieved 2016-03-11.