Today's Entrepreneur: Kelly Hoey

Kristin Karaoglu · February 6, 2012 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Going it alone

Today's Entrepreneur is Kelly Hoey, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator, the first startup accelerator and mentorship driven program designed for female-founded companies in mobile technology. 

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I am a(n):

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Women Innovate Mobile (WiM) Accelerator

Startups I worked for:
NewsCertified Exchange

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
Serendipitously fell into it...

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Being surrounded by smart people with innovative ideas. Constantly challenged. Constantly bombarded with ideas and opportunities which I'd like to pursue.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Going it alone.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Only 3? Too many lessons to list.

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Kristin Karaoglu

Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is the first startup accelerator and mentorship driven program designed for female-founded companies in mobile technology.  WIM's goal is to provide  women entrepreneurs  with the guidance, feedback and connections needed to make their startups best in class companies and formidable business concerns.


Kelly Hoey

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Managing Director & Co-Founder of Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelertator. I sit on the advisory boards of Stone Creek Entertainment, Lion'esque Style and The Levo League. I'm a Pipeline Fund Angel.