Samantha Kelly, Women's Entrepreneur Alliance Ambassador
Appointment Date: 23.01.2013
Company: SunZu - The Art of Business
Business Type: Social network
Position: Women's entrepreneur alliance ambassador
Lyndon Wood, founder and CEO of SunZu - The Art of Business, has appointed Samantha Kelly as women’s entrepreneur alliance ambassador. Before her appointment, Wexford-based Kelly ran her own business – Funky Goddess – and pitched on Dragons’ Den. She won funding but it was not to materialise. Instead she set up an online business network with the hashtag IrishBizParty, that meets online each Wednesday to share tips and advice.
Kelly said, “I first met the renowned technology entrepreneur and pioneer Bill Liao through Dragons’ Den. He is a director of SunZu so then introduced me to Lyndon Wood. My feet haven’t touched the ground since then.
“My role is to assist in the recruitment of members, in particular women entrepreneurs. We have a target of reaching 1m members by the end of the year. I also write articles and lead the social media activity, including the Twitter feed @SunZuSocial.
“The new SunZu platform at SunZu.com launches in the next few weeks and is very different to Ecademy.com. Lyndon Wood acquired the IP and database in July 2012. SunZu is so cool, it will knock people’s socks off!”
SunZu founder and CEO Lyndon Wood said, “Samantha has proved her success with social media and is a valuable asset to the business. SunZu will be the friendliest social business network, so who better an ambassador than her?”