Francis Hinson is an 18 year old Entrepreneur, Developer and Designer, and the Co-Founder and CEO of Orchive.
Francis co-founded Orchive, a website which harnesses the power of social media and applies it to journalism, in early 2011 after closely following the events of the Arab Spring revolutions. In Orchive, Francis leads the development team and oversees the marketing and design teams.
He’s active in the teen start-up community and has collaborated with a variety of entrepreneurs and developers on various projects.
In late 2011, along side his team members, Francis competed in the Intel Innovators competition, a new social platform for 18- to 24-year-old entrepreneurs in the United States to share their business ideas or startup plans on Facebook, grow a fanbase, receive real-time feedback and have a chance to win startup capital from Intel, and became a finalist.
In early 2012, Francis was selected to attend The Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, in conjunction with Princeton’s Business Today’s E-Bootcamp 2012 at Stanford University, where he was pushed through a series of workshops, panels, and talks led by the minds that brought us companies like Google, Sun Microsystems, and TiVo.