San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 100 ENTREPRENEURS Networking Kick-Off event is the first of a series of action events to make positive things happen in the Rhode Island economy.
100 ENTREPRENEURS is a group of visionary women and men dedicated to building the Rhode Island economy through the ideas, ingenuity, innovation, and determination of Entrepreneurs.
The Mission is to Identify and publicize business opportunities, existing and new, and find entrepreneurs to develop and grow those businesses. Inventory the people, products, physical assets, and talents that can be applied to business growth. We'll share Ten IDEAS that will each represent $100,000 in new business.
The purpose is to take action and address real needs real fast.
The idea is simple. Help move the economy forward, one day, one opportunity, and one connection at a time.
Not just by talking, but by doing it.
By not stopping. By not accepting "No" for an answer. By not accepting a barrier to progress.
By refusing to stop because of a missing asset, a temporary capital shortfall, or an imperfect situation.
What does business need? What do our communities need?
New Services. New Activities. More business. More revenues. Greater profits.
It can only be achieved by not staying in the silos we are living and working in every day.
All of the answers, all of the solutions, all of the needed assets are here, available, obtainable, waiting to be accessed and used.
100 ENTREPRENEURS will meet, network, be aggressive.
It won't be for everyone. It will only be for those who want to do better.
Be bigger. Be more successful. Those who want to reach their full potential.
We CAN make it better -- but it is up to us those tired of the mediocrity of the current economic mess.
Who can fix a mess like this?
100 Engineers? 100 Doctors? 100 Politicians?
None of those well-meaning people.
It can only be accomplished by Entrepreneurs, moving the economy forward, one day, one opportunity, and one connection at a time.
And doing it continuously. Consistently. Forever.
Let’s get moving!
When & Where
Hosted by Ken Proudfoot
HOSTED & PRESENTED BY KEN PROUDFOOT
& Sponsored by WICKFORD INSTITUTE
+Tourism Hospitality & Business Education
+Wickford Ambassador Corps
FOCUS: Historic Wickford, Rhode Island
MISSION: Provide quality tourism hospitality and business education, equipping as many people as possible with a set of practical skills they can apply to meeting, greeting, and amazing thousands of visitors a year with a positive memorable experience while sharing the history, culture, and food of our village and state.
Ken Proudfoot is an entrepreneur, author, teacher, musician, filmmaker, and gyotaku fish print artist. He is a strategic marketing consultant, grant writer, and Idea Guy for more than a dozen non-profit organizations. In 2010-2015, he wrote grants that raised over $4.2 million for local non-profit organizations.
He is Dean of the School of Professional Development at Kenney College (FL) and serves on the college’s Board of Governors. He was previously the founding director of the Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship at Johnson & Wales University and has taught entrepreneurship thinking to students, business owners, and government leaders in more than 25 countries.
He is a member of the board of directors of The Lingzi Foundation, a Trustee of the First Baptist Church of North Kingstown, a member of the Bahamas Historical Society, Friends of the North Kingstown Free Library, and the Burrillville Historic & Preservation Society,
Proudfoot served four years in the U.S. Peace Corps and is bilingual Spanish.
He is a resident of North Kingstown, RI.
The first Summer Wickford Institute will take place June 20 - August 25, 2016. Registration begins March 15th.
THE SCHOOL OF REAL LIFE was developed by Ken Proudfoot to provide an inexpensive and practical series of workshops and classes that can equip every Rhode Islander with a portable set of entrepreneurial skills applicable to any industry or endeavor anywhere in the world.
100 ENTREPRENEURS, developed in 2013, is the manifestation of an action-driven networking and business development group dedicated to building the Rhode Island economy through the ideas, ingenuity, innovation, and determination of Entrepreneurs.
100 ENTREPRENEURS applies innovative tools to fast-track connections and business sales growth through a year-round series of public events that gather entrepreneurs from a cross-section of their local economy who have an expressed desire to grow their community’s revenues, profits, and visitor volume.