Kim Lane

United States | CEO - Conductor

Kim Lane

United States | CEO - Conductor

Biography

Kim Lane strives to reduce barriers to entry for entrepreneurs, makers and innovators. She serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Conductor (www.ARConductor.org), an initiative that provides entrepreneurial support through consulting, mentorship, access to capital, and maker training and rapid prototyping in a free-of-charge Makerspace. She is the founder of Kim Lane Ltd. Co., where she provides thought leadership as a consultant for Facebook, Inc., and serves as a consultant for the Kauffman Foundation, managing all of the 1 Million Cups chapters in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Puerto Rico.

She advocates for innovation and entrepreneurship around the world, and served as a U.S. Delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in 2018; and Johannesburg, South Africa in 2017. Additionally, she serves as a Senior Advisor for the Global Entrepreneurship Network, mentoring communities around the world on startup ecosystem building. She also founded the state's first Global Entrepreneurship Week Arkansas and Startup Grind Central Arkansas, a program presented in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs.

Previously, Kim was the Director of Operations at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a Winrock International U.S. Program. She also served as the inaugural Digital Director and Online Editor of Arkansas Money & Politics magazine, and as an Editor for Brit + Co, a San Francisco-based digital media company.

She was named "Arkansan of the Year" by Arkansas Life magazine in 2018. She is an Arkansas Business "40 Under 40" honoree, and was named a finalist among the world's top "Startup Champions" by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Additionally, she was named to the Arkansas Times' list of "Visionary Arkansans" for her work inspiring entrepreneurs and "thinking bigger."

Kim is a graduate of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Arkansas program, and serves as the President of Class XII. She serves on the boards of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, Junior Achievement of Arkansas, the Arkansas Fellowship, and Global Ties Arkansas; and she was a founding board member of the Young Professionals of Conway, a satellite club of the Conway Rotary Club. Kim is an alumna of Hendrix College. She makes her home in Conway, Arkansas.

She advocates for innovation and entrepreneurship around the world, and served as a U.S. Delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, Turkey in 2018; and Johannesburg, South Africa in 2017. Additionally, she serves as a Senior Advisor for the Global Entrepreneurship Network, mentoring communities around the world on startup ecosystem building. She also founded the state's first Global Entrepreneurship Week Arkansas and Startup Grind Central Arkansas, a program presented in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs.

Previously, Kim was the Director of Operations at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a Winrock International U.S. Program. She also served as the inaugural Digital Director and Online Editor of Arkansas Money & Politics magazine, and as an Editor for Brit + Co, a San Francisco-based digital media company.

She was named "Arkansan of the Year" by Arkansas Life magazine in 2018. She is an Arkansas Business "40 Under 40" honoree, and was named a finalist among the world’s top "Startup Champions" by the Global Entrepreneurship Network. Additionally, she was named to the Arkansas Times' list of "Visionary Arkansans" for her work inspiring entrepreneurs and "thinking bigger."

Kim is a graduate of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Arkansas program, and serves as the President of Class XII. She serves on the boards of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, Junior Achievement of Arkansas, the Arkansas Fellowship, and Global Ties Arkansas; and she was a founding board member of the Young Professionals of Conway, a satellite club of the Conway Rotary Club. Kim is an alumna of Hendrix College. She makes her home in Conway, Arkansas.

All sessions by Kim Lane

Building Entrepreneur-centric Communities

17 Apr 2019
12:00 - 12:50
Session Room 02

Startup Huddle Demo

17 Apr 2019
14:30 - 16:20
Session Room 05