Our Mentors

Steven Dziedzic

Steven is the Founder of Lasting, a technology startup funded by XO Group (NYSE:XOXO) focused on helping couples create healthy, lifelong marriages. Formerly, Steven was the Director of Product for The Knot, the world's largest wedding brand, and the former CEO of Hoppit, the award-winning restaurant search engine. Founded in 2010, Hoppit pioneered the use of Big Data in location-based services and was frequently featured in the media. In 2013, Hoppit was acquired by XO Group, where Steven transitioned into his role at The Knot and launched The Knot iOS app, the App Store's #1 wedding app. Both Hoppit and The Knot have been selected as Apple's "Best New Apps." Steven is a graduate of Wheaton College, resides in New York City with his wife Rebecca, attends Calvary St. George's Episcopal Church, and serves on the board of Jonas Paul Eyewear, an innovative children's eyewear company (Praxis '15).