Before her appointment, Wexford-based Samantha ran her own business – Funky Goddess – which she successfully pitched on Ireland’s Dragons’ Den. More recently she set up an online business network, with the hash tag IrishBizParty, that meets on line each Wednesday to share tips and advice.
Samantha 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 one million 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?”
Samantha Kelly won recognition for her business Funky Goddess from UK Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis and the entrepreneur Jacqueline Gold.
Bill Liao, the founder of CoderDojo, recently joined the board of the new social business network platform SunZu The Art of Business.
As well as being founder of CoderDojo - a global collaboration providing free and open learning about programming technology to young people - Bill Liao is co-founder of the social network service XING and an Investment Partner in SOS Ventures. He is also the author of Stone Soup: The Secret Recipe for Making Something from Nothing.
Issued on behalf of SunZu The Art of Business.
Photograph courtesy of www.theopaphitissbs.com
About Lyndon Wood: Lyndon Wood, aged 42, left school at 14 and set up his first business at 19. He is a successful entrepreneur who owns multi-million pound businesses, including the insurance companies Moorhouse Group and Constructaquote.com.
He wrote Diary of a Fortune Hunter in 2011, drawn from 21 years in business. He covers 52 real issues he faced and shares 52 solutions, with learnings applicable to businesses from one to one thousand employees.