Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey

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.

New York, New York, United States
Member since January 31, 2012
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I am a(n):


If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

Serendipitously fell into it...

My favorite startups:

I'll let you know when the first Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) Accelerator class is announced.

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/innovators make?

Going it alone.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Only 3? Too many lessons to list.

Full bio

"Kelly is one of the top networkers in the world — she is a serial connector which means she’s a genius at finding the shortest distance one needs to travel to make the perfect connection!" – Janet Hanson, Founder, 85 Broads

"Kelly Hoey has a profound ability to build strong networks, but more powerful than that, she understands when and how to activate a network, and how to leverage network connections to build value".
- Elizabeth Talerman, CEO, Nucleus Branding

In the social business era, your network is a bottom-line business asset. A business strategist and connector, I focus on creating engaged people networks that leverage the power of reputation, trust, shared values and long-term meaningful connections. I devise and execute strategies to bring clarity, focus and purpose to community-enriching and engagement efforts. 

I am a co-founder of Women Innovate Mobile, an accelerator for tech companies with a woman founder focusing on mobile applications. I sit on the advisory boards of startups (Stone Creek Entertainment, Lion'esque Style and The Levo League). I'm a Pipeline Fund Angel.