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Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs (KAE) hosted fun-filled, community-building Story Time™ events from 2018 to 2023. Organized with ♥️ by Melanie Lenci. This group will be disappearing from Meetup in the coming months. And thank you to all who supported and joined us over the years!


If you like hearing local entrepreneurs’ stories, visiting new venues and sharing that experience with others, then join Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs (KAE) of Santa Fe at our entrepreneur Story Time events, typically on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30-8:30ish PM from February to November.

Since January 2018, KAE has organically grown to events consistently attended by 25–65 local fans of entrepreneurship, curious community members and ecosystem players each month. KAE features storytellers who hail from across ages, stages and industries – from tech to food startups, to multimillion-dollar moguls kicking ass for years.

And with time to schmooze with other smart, hardworking, motivated, creative and supportive entrepreneurs and like-minded Santa Feans before and after every entrepreneur Story Time event, you’ll get to experience for yourself just how friendly and collaborative Santa Fe’s startup and entrepreneur community truly is.

Typical flow:
6:30-7 Grab a Drink, Order Food + Schmooze
7-8ish Story Time + Audience Q+A
8-8:30 More Schmoozing

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Generously sponsored by the City of Santa Fe's Office of Economic Development.