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Women Building Success in Biosciences

Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World

When: March 2nd, 2017
Where: The Kensington Hotel at State Street
3500 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48108
United States
Presenter: MichBio
Contact: Kate Oesterle

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Women Building Success in Biosciences: Build Your Dream Network
Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World

If you think networking is about schmoozing at cocktail parties or sending a flurry of LinkedIn invites to people you don’t know, think again.


This networking breakfast and moderated discussion will feature an interactive session with investor and author, Kelly Hoey, as she provides innovative insights into strategies that will help you form genuine relationships and harness the power of your network to accomplish any goal, from advancing in your career or landing a coveted account to successfully attracting new clients.


The strength of Kelly’s connections and networks explain how this former attorney pivoted to become a much sought after speaker, seasoned investor and published author. Her carefully crafted journey has led to appearances as a panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch as well as the honor of being named one of the “25 Smartest Women On Twitter” by Fast Company and being listed as “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship” by Forbes.


In BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK, she reframes networking for the modern era, where everyone is posting, liking and friending fast and furious but failing to leverage their connections thoughtfully. However the reality is that whether landing a new client, new job, or a coveted board seat, most business and career problems today have networking solutions. Kelly will teach us how to master networking in the modern age, including a few of her signature tricks and best practices, and show how small changes to our daily routine, simple generosity, and goal-focused planning can lead to big opportunities.


Kelly is a networking-guru for our times, if there ever was one – and by attending this event, we hope you’ll be able to take advantage of her fresh advice right away!



8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m


Moderated Keynote: Build Your Dream Network                                                                                                                            






Kelly Hoey


Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee).


As a connector, and networking expert, Kelly has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). She has appeared on CNBC’s Power Pitch, keeps a column on, blogs on and tweets frequently (@jkhoey).          


Kelly’s career story is one transformation, and can only be explained by her unique ability to tap into networks and make valuable connections. Her career started in corporate law, eventually transitioning to the management side of Big Law. A chance opportunity in 2009 to work with a visionary leader sparked her transition from earning a paycheck to seeking equity. Co-founding a startup accelerator then an interim CMO role with an emerging tech company are just part of her journey of reinvention as an author, influencer and investor. In addition to her portfolio of angel investments (Levo League, Hullabalu, Smigin, CloudPeeps,, she is an LP in two funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and an advisor to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. On top of these professional pursuits, Kelly is the Chief Tech Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Girls Geek Club.



 MichBio members


Industry/Academic $49 $79
$29 $29



Registration fee includes breakfast and (one) copy of Kelly's book: Build Your Dream Network

All students, staff, and faculty affiliated with these academic institutions (with a valid email address) are current MichBio members: 

  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • University of Michigan
  • Van Andel Institute
  • Wayne State University

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Online registration will be available until March 2nd, 2017. On-site registration is also available.


Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available! Download a sponsorship prospectus here.


Event Exhibitors:



Creating Value
by delivering business-critical resources & bottom line savings
Building Networks
by connecting Michigan's bio-industry one member at a time
Growing Talent
by creating opportunities that develop people & build organizations
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