Profile

Cover photo
Kelly Hoey
Works at Startups & Early Stage Tech Companies
Attended University of British Columbia
Lived in Victoria, British Columbia
1,751 followers|205,951 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Digital, mobile, jumping into the early-stage investment arena, marketing lessons you can learn from an investment bank + Pizza Hut plus the date for the next Meet The Innovators at Apple (KIND Snacks CEO is the interviewee, so get the date on your calendar). 
Mobile is eating the world and adtech is the new big brother. Identity, personalization and retargeting are the advertising tech trends to watch – the focus is all on knowing you the consumer, better than a self-help book knows you or you know yourself. Last week I moderated the “AppTech: When ...
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
In the period from 2009 to 2014, CrunchBase records 14,341 U.S.-based startups that received funding. Of those, 15.5%, or 2,226, have at least one female founder.
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Career Tip Number 5 For New Grads: Expand Your Circle. Job hopping is a career strength when it is backed by strong professional connections. 

#levograds   #graduationrealtalk  
Inc.com
Job-hopping is the new career advancement. What are steps new grads can take now to maximize their opportunities?
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy Holiday Weekend and excited to announce that I'm now contributing to Inc. My first contribution "Who Is The Boss Of Your Holiday Weekend?" was inspired by hearing AOL's Tim Armstrong speak earlier in the week and then all the questions on what exactly I had planned for this weekend....
Inc.com
The illusion of working for yourself is you don't answer to anyone. The reality is you always have a boss.
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
"And then everyone drove off alone in their Teslas to buy stuff on their smartphone, sell their bitcoins, and pore over their binders full of women."
Five top venture capitalists each offered two predictions on the top tech trends to come in the next five years, providing a window into the industry's next big things.
2
Rajesh Duggal's profile photo
 
No 3D printers for a while yet it seems.
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
"...Moving forward, as an angel investor, I am not going to invest in any company that does not have a female founder. I think the world is better when we can create products that are a different kind of product.” - Seattle entrepreneur Jonathan Sposato
PicMonkey CEO and GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato speaking at the Seattle Angel Conference. Seattle entrepreneur Jonathan Sposato has a time-tested rule
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
1,751 people
Rick Liebling's profile photo
Tracey Cen's profile photo
David Mays's profile photo
Marcus Taisun's profile photo
Laura Costa's profile photo
ni wayan ari kristiyanti's profile photo
Gadi Binness's profile photo
muhammad sharif baltistani's profile photo
Carlos  Alberto Carranza's profile photo

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Teeny Las Vegas, with 58 startups in total, has the highest percentage of funded companies with at least one female founder: 26% (15 in total) of all companies founded and funded there from 2009 to 2014 were launched with at least one woman on the founding team.
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Claiming 18 spots on the list, these leaders continue to be the face of success in a tech culture that has gained a reputation for being unwelcoming to women." 
For the fourth consecutive year, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been named the most powerful woman in technology on the Forbes’ Power Women list, placing eighth on the list overall. Sandberg is powerful not only as a billionaire executive of one of the most influential companies in the world, but [...]
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
"Did you know the folks at the National Safety Council predict that 382 people will die this year during the 3-day weekend, and almost 41,000 people will get injured — all because of car accidents."
Just in case you need one or two tidbits of history to throw around at your Memorial Day cookout, here are a few things your friends might not know about this American holiday that just might impress them.We’ve been officially celebrating Memorial Day in some form or fashion since 1868.What else happened in 1868. Funny you should ask — I have a few things that just might be the type of trivia you’d like to share while you’re lounging in your lawn...
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
"I wanted to create a community and culture that provided more for these women going into I/O, so by the time they got to I/O they already felt like a community." 
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
"With a few taps on a phone, for a fee, today’s hottest start-ups will help people on the lowest rungs of the 1 percent live like their betters in the 0.1 percent."
The industry once thought big, but today’s wave of start-ups is characterized by a rise in services aimed at the wealthy and the young.
1
Add a comment...

Kelly Hoey

Shared publicly  - 
 
Investor and Startup Mentor Kelly Hoey, also flying in for the event, encourages women, “You can’t wait for opportunity to find you. Tapping into networks, building connections, taking action – that is how you change your career or launch a new venture. These are just a few of the reasons why I’m thrilled to participate in The DEC’s ‘Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs’ event.”

http://tech.co/celebrating-women-entrepreneurs-dallas-2015-05
Dallas women entrepreneurs are growing on the scene - Dallas earns a top 5 ranking as one of the best cities for women in tech.
2
1
Adrienne Graham's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
1,751 people
Rick Liebling's profile photo
Tracey Cen's profile photo
David Mays's profile photo
Marcus Taisun's profile photo
Laura Costa's profile photo
ni wayan ari kristiyanti's profile photo
Gadi Binness's profile photo
muhammad sharif baltistani's profile photo
Carlos  Alberto Carranza's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Chief Marketing Officer at Cuurio
Skills
Connecting the dots and creating opportunities.
Employment
  • Startups & Early Stage Tech Companies
    Advisor & Board Member, 2011 - present
    I am the independent director for startup Glimpse (fastest disappearing group messaging app for groups https://weneedglimpse.com/). I am also an advisor for emerging technology startups Cuurio, Rchery and GenoStyle. For Cuurio, I also assumed an interim CMO role (April to December 2014). Cuurio is a NYC based startup which guides brands to innovation opportunities in a flooded and fragmented digital emerging tech market. In 2014 I joined the board of directors of the Tampa Bay WaVE accelerator. http://www.tampabaywave.org/ and Juicelabs in Cairo, Egypt http://juicelabs.me/. I am a mentor for Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator and Grand Central Tech in New York City, BuildUP VC in SF and Nebraska based startup accelerator Straight Shot. I volunteer with the YWCA of NYC's Girls Geek Club // http://www.ywcanyc.org/kelly-hoey/
  • Self
    Speaker & Strategist, 2009 - present
    From the European Commission to Bank of America, MoDev and the PGA, I have been sought out as a speaker for my thought leadership on networking, start-up community building and investing in / by women -- as well as sharing insights on my network-fueled career path. An experienced moderator, I conduct workshops and lead panels on networking; women & entrepreneurship; marketing, visibility & engaging the media; and creativity & innovation. For professionals looking to increase their leadership visibility, I consult on defining and building an expertise-focused brand as well as navigating the business networking and (social) media terrain. For more information on how to work with me: http://www.jkellyhoey.co/ Keeping my hand in my first career (law), I'm delighted to be WILEF's exclusive social networking and digital engagement coach: http://bit.ly/1lSSWT1
  • Cuurio
    Interim CMO, 2014 - 2014
    Advisor to NYC based startup, Cuurio founded by Lexie Kier. Assumed an interim CMO role (April to December 2014). Cuurio guides brands to innovation opportunities in a flooded and fragmented digital emerging tech market.
  • Women Innovate Mobile
    Founder, 2011 - 2014
    Founded in 2011, Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) was the first startup accelerator to focus its investment strategy on mobile-first female led startup ventures. From December 2011 to December 2013, in addition to my role as a founder, I was also WIM's executive director and responsible for day-to-day operations connected to launching and running WIM's first accelerator program. Additionally, I lead WIM's marketing, community engagement and partnership activities, including: - building a following of over 88,000 on Google+ with WIM's #womenwhotech interview series, - launching the Meet The Innovators speaker series in New York, Chicago and London in partnership with Apple, - developing WIM's Founder Breakfast networking series - creating editorial content for WIM's website (Female Founder Watch, Mentor In The Room blog series), and building WIM's social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest) - developing strategic partnerships to fuel the growth of WIM portfolio companies with companies such as Turnstone, Morgan Stanley, TriNet, American Airlines, Pitchbook, Google, Grind Workspaces, .CO and others.
  • 85 Broads
    President, 2009 - 2010
    Full-time strategic advisor and thought-partner to 85 Broads and the network's Founder & CEO, Janet Hanson. A mature, yet evolving paid-membership community, I was retained to "lift the hood" in order to focus and develop strategies for future growth of the global business network of executive and professional women.
  • White & Case
    Manager of Global Alumni Programmes, 2008 - 2009
    The challenge presented by the firm's CMO was to develop, invigorate, relaunch and expand White & Case's global alumni programme. The role required an understanding of "best practice alumni programming", the firm's culture and strategic business initiatives and the profile of the firm's unique global alumni community as well as the ability to innovate in a tough economy and to build alliances across offices and departments. To enhance the firm’s web-based alumni programme, my responsibilities included: - Formulate and execute day-to-day online community management strategies, including the editorial voice, moderation policy, alumni engagement and outreach initiatives. - Management of communications with alumni community on ongoing programs, updates and events. - Promotion of a social and engagement approach within the firm and alumni community, contributing articles, information of interest and other creative content ideas. - Monitor and comment on trends in online community tools. - Monitor other corporate alumni programs and be aware of changes, successful outreach efforts and developments. - Improvement of the collection of alumni data globally and and enhancement of the alumni transition process. - Creation of internal and external alumni communications strategy. The role required a close working relationship with internal stakeholders (CMO, marketing and business development team, the Firm's leadership, practice groups, information systems and the talent development professionals) as well as the alumni community in the development and execution of the alumni relations engagement strategy.
  • White & Case
    Manager of Professional Development (Americas), 2004 - 2008
    Mandate was to manage all aspects of talent development for associates in the United States. The role focused on the strategic development and implementation of initiatives such as business skills development workshops and leadership and introduced transition executive coaching programs, project management role of upward evaluation process for partners, counsel and senior associates, design of in-house learning and development curriculum, including first-year associate orientation, financial education programs, communication skills curriculum and the management of the annual evaluation and performance review process and year-end bonus and compensation process. This role also included responsibility for the day-to-day management and oversight of the expansion of the firm's global Women’s Initiative and Women's Network as well as being a resource for U.S. offices on Women’s Network programming and networking events. Highlights – Programming & Initiatives: -Design and pilot leadership coaching program. -Develop and implement maternity leave executive coaching program. -Design and conduct internal workshop on business development and client relationship management for associates and counsel. Coach workshop participants on drafting and implementation of personal business plans. -Collaborate with client on the development of an in-house 3-day Mini MBA program. -Develop and implement an in-house Trial Skills Curriculum. -Design agenda and programming for Women’s Network Retreats. -Project management for the global roll-out of Women’s Initiative in 2007. Oversight of consultant and the investigative portion of the study process (focus groups, roundtable discussions and one-on-one interviews). Alongside the consultant, communicated findings and recommendations to the Firm. -Provide information and project leadership on external surveys. Conduct focus groups and follow-up interviews based on survey results.
  • Sidley Austin
    Associate, 1998 - 2002
  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
    Associate, 1996 - 1998
  • Miller Thomson LLP
    Associate, 1991 - 1996
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Victoria, British Columbia - Vancouver, British Columbia - Toronto, Ontario - New York, New York
Story
Tagline
Speaker, Strategist, Startup Advisor and Board Member.
Introduction
"If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do." - Lucille Ball 

I'm a speaker and strategist. Details on how you can work with me is on my website jkellyhoey.co

I'm working on my first book. In addition to posting on Linkedin, I have a regular column "In Conversation With" highlighting women entrepreneurs on SharpHeels. (also check out my "Meet The Innovators" speaker series on iTunes).

I advise and have invested in a few early stage companies. I mentor startups through my participation in selected startup accelerators. I'm a volunteer with the YWCA of New York City's Geek Girls Club.

Bragging rights
Listed in Forbes as one of five women changing the world of VC/Entrepreneurship, by Fast Company as one of the “25 Smartest Women On Twitter”, by Business Insider as 1 or the 100 Most Influential Tech Women on Twitter and one of 40 women over 40 to watch, I was one of 100 innovators on British Airway's UnGrounded flight from SF to London.
Education
  • University of British Columbia
    Law, 1988 - 1991
  • University of Victoria
    Political Science & Economics, 1983 - 1987
Basic Information
Gender
Female