About Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey is a problem solver who believes that most professional challenges—whether funding, landing a board position or getting a new job—are solved by tapping into networks.Kelly is a popular speaker on networking, community building and investing issues, especially as they relate to women, and has worked with the IEEE, PGA, Bank of America, Apple and countless others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey and on Instagram @jkellyhoey.

Should You Say No to Networking?

Sometimes it’s hard to say to say no. I should know: 2015 was my year of no. I said no to everything from business networking events to meet-ups and conferences. I even said no to continuing to work out of a co-working space, as I was singularly focu [...]

By | 2017-02-28T19:42:55+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

More Than An Online Retailer: Why David Wolfe Is Building A Company With Soul

David Wolfe is a dreamer who is bringing to life his dream of a profitable, socially responsible company. A 50+ year-old serial entrepreneur who has built successful companies before, David was only interested in building a company with “a soul” when [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:41+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Learning Innovator, Angela DeVincenzo

I met Angela DeVincenzo on one of those gloriously hot July summer weekends when you’re relieved to be near the ocean and not in midtown Manhattan. Angela and her husband Jeff had decamped to Bridgehampton, the Hayground School grounds, to beta-tes [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:42+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Mobile Workforce Entrepreneur, Lise Snelgrove

I met Lise Snelgove, co-founder of This Space Works, when she was a finalist in the TiECon Canada startup pitch competition. As the only startup finalist making revenue and scaling on revenue growth (and getting repeat business from very satisfied cl [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:42+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Startup Culture|

Founder Focus: Venture Capitalist, Brenda Irwin, Part 1

Brenda Irwin and I were introduced by the big-hearted, visionary entrepreneur and legendary Canadian investor Jim Estill. Little did Jim know he was connecting kindred souls and creating a lasting, cross-continent friendship. Based on the West Coast [...]

By | 2016-12-01T19:13:43+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Startup Culture|