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
100 ENTREPRENEURS HOSTED BY KENNETH PROUDFOOT
100 ENTREPRENEJURS HOSTED BY KENNETH PROUDFOOT
100 ENTREPRENEURS, developed by Kenneth Proudfoot, 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.
Kenneth Proudfoot is an entrepreneur, author, teacher, musician, and gyotaku print artist. He is a strategic marketing consultant, grant writer, and Idea Guy for more than a dozen non-profit organizations. In 2009-2012, he wrote grants that raised $3.4 million.
He is the Dean of the School of Professional Development at Kenney College 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 20 countries.
Proudfoot served four years in the U.S. Peace Corps and is bilingual Spanish. He is a member of the board of directors of The Greenwich Odeum and a member of Histwick, Wickford Art Association, Jamestown Art Center, and the Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum. He is a resident of North Kingstown, RI.