More About Lisa

Random Fun Facts

  1. I was born early and was in the hospital for 80-days – but I’m tough and made it.
  2. I came to Cal Poly because they have the best college rodeo team in California. I participated in high school rodeo and qualified for Nationals in 2001.
  3. But I never got to college rodeo while I was at Cal Poly.
  4. I choose computer science as a major because I created websites in college and had no idea what to do with myself.
  5. I ran a website called which was the #3 barrel racing website when I was in high school and for part of my college career.
  6. If you ever want to butter me up, take me out to sushi. I could eat sushi every day – especially when avocado and eel is involved.
  7. I’m totally scared of heights but challenge myself by doing aerial silks (a la Cirque de Soleil). One day, I might even let go of the silk when I’m upside down. (Yes, I’m a scaredy cat.)
  8. I am an information security “nerd.” I am a CISSP which stands for Certified Information Systems Security Professional. This certification requires 5 years of experience and for each candidate to pass a 6 hour exam on 10 domain area related to security.

Professional Bio

Today’s business owners have more choices than ever when it comes to technology devices, software products, and “apps.”

Lisa Burger, a technology coach and the founder of StartUp! in Paso Robles, helps women and small business owners sort through the options to find the right ones.

Prior to launching StartUp!, Lisa worked at Cal Poly as a project and security analyst for the college’s IT department. While the technical side of information security was rewarding, her job often required to tell people “No, you shouldn’t do that.” far too often.

Instead, Lisa felt she could have more impact by sharing and teaching about technologies that improve lives and businesses, and the idea for StartUp! was born.

In January she is starting a new group program in Atascadero called the K.I.T.E. Club, which stands for Kickass and Insightful Tech Education. The group is for busy local small business owners who know they need to do more with technology to survive. Each month this new affordable program will tackle a new technology topic with Lisa. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with other small business owners.

Learn more about StartUp!’s services, including the K.I.T.E. Club, on their website at Lisa answers questions to technology questions on the StartUp!’s Facebook Page at