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Kelly Hoey, CMO, Cuurio

A strategist, moderator, speaker, interviewer extraordinaire, accelerator mentor, startup board member, and angel investor, Kelly Hoey takes a keen interest in ​​​social and digital, and the human interactions and motivations which fuel engagement.

In other words, she’s a connector.

You might have attended one of her Founders Breakfasts. Or one of her “Meet The Innovators” evenings that she hosts at the Apple store in Soho. Or tuned in for a segment or two of her #womenwhotech Google+ hangout on air series. If not, you need to: she always says something worth hearing.

Yes, she does all of this and has a day job, too: Hoey is the CMO of Cuurio, an index of startups and an ideation platform that connects brands and agencies with emerging technology to create breakthrough partnerships.

In 2011, after she literally ran from the law (don’t get the wrong idea – she was a lawyer by trade), Hoey joined the startup world and co-founded Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) with Deborah Jackson and Veronika Sonsev. It was the first tech accelerator program for mobile tech startups with gender diverse founding teams and the trio built an influential global community of founders, investors and women in tech in the process.

But wait! There’s more! She sits on the advisory boards of Levo League, Lion’esque Style, Best Fashion Friend, Notorious, BuzzTarget, xtgem, Glimpse and Hullabalu) and advisory boards of organizations/groups promoting the advancement of women and girls (SUNY Levin Institute’s Women Entrepreneurs & Investors Program, Girls Who Code, Hastings Leadership Academy) and was recognized by Forbes both as one of the Five Women Changing the VC World as one of 40 Women to Watch Over 40.

What can we say besides (adoring her as we do): that’s a lot of Hoey. And a whole lot of awesome!

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