A: An entrepreneur is someone who sees a need in the world, and is compelled to fulfill it. They are driven by passion and refuse to take no for an answer. They are dogged in their determination for success and are not deterred from their goal by minor setbacks. Entrepreneurs create the future, and move society forward by way of their innovative thinking.
7:30 am too early for you to battle rain and traffic?
If you’re a startup founder in Dallas, TriNet wants you to join Kelly on Thursday, May 28 for lunch. Bring an appetite to expand your network and to get your questions on marketing, scaling or funding an early-stage venture answered. If you want to secure an invite, Tweet TriNet HR’s team in Dallas Tim Wall to tell them why you should have an invitation for a seat at the lunch table on Thursday.
Kelly Hoey is a speaker, strategist, startup advisor and board member. A connection-maker, networking strategist and expert community builder, Kelly is known for her leadership in building valuable professional networks, understanding the dynamics of engaged communities and the “how” of raising visibility, online and off.
In 2011, Kelly co-founded Women Innovate Mobile, LLC (WIM), the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams. Kelly continues to invest in as well as advise emerging technology companies.
As managing director of WIM, Kelly was responsible for building the accelerator’s global influencer network of partnerships and connections (over 100,000 online connections, including 88,000 followers on Google+). She was also responsible for leading WIM’s marketing efforts including creating the Google+ Hangout on Air Series #womenwhotech and the “Meet The Innovators” speaker series launched with Apple, Inc. in 2013.
Prior to her entrepreneurial leap, Kelly was immersed in the legal world, initially as a corporate attorney, and ultimately in leadership positions at global law firm White & Case, playing a key role in the development of the firm’s global alumni, professional development and women’s initiatives. In 2009, Kelly became the first president of the women’s business networking group 85 Broads and worked directly with 85 Broads’ CEO/Founder on strategies to re-engage the membership base.
To retain Kelly for a presentation, workshop or strategic advisory project, contact her at Kelly@jkellyhoey.co.