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Erik Knight

CEOKnight Industries

Prescott, AZ

Member Since February 2015


Business Management


As a seasoned AI strategist and multi-faceted entrepreneur, my focus lies in harnessing the power of advanced technologies to enact substantial change across global landscapes. The thrill of continuous learning fuels my relentless pursuit of excellence, enriching the services I offer to individuals and organizations alike. My success is best expressed through the significant growth and increased revenue of companies I have partnered with. Beyond this, my commitment to fostering children's charities remains unwavering. I am steadfast in my belief that businesses should serve as vehicles for positive change, and I continuously seek strategic alliances that amplify this vision. My enthusiasm is rooted in the ever-changing tech landscape, particularly within the security domain. Each new day heralds exciting explorations, novel challenges to overcome, and fresh opportunities to seize. My extensive experience with frontier technologies lends a unique lens to every project I spearhead. I have a proven track record in constructing AI-centric solutions that revolutionize businesses and yield measurable outcomes. As an entrepreneurial leader, I have helmed successful enterprises, prioritizing the development of disruptive technologies to address intricate problems. My approach is defined by boundary-pushing innovation aimed at creating unprecedented value for clients. Possessing a profound understanding of AI and strategic business development, I relish the prospect of reinventing traditional business models through tech-centric strategies. I'm eager to connect and exchange ideas - let's reimagine the possible together!

Published content

10 Key Tips For Public-Speaking Novices Hoping To Deliver A Stellar Performance

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Public speaking is an invaluable tool for personal and professional growth, but it often strikes fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned professionals. The task can be daunting, especially for those new to the experience. But despite the nerves and anticipation, there are ways that any public-speaking newbie can put their best foot forward, showcase their brand or company and get the word out while on stage. Below, 10 Young Entrepreneur Council members share the best advice they have for nailing a first-time public speaking event.


The only certainty we face now is change, and it's happening at an unprecedented pace.

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Every entrepreneur enters into business ownership with certain “bad habits” they’ve learned from others or that they’ve formed over time in reaction to certain situations they may have experienced. Whether they know where they came from or not, these habits can often be detrimental to their ability to succeed in entrepreneurship, and so must be “unlearned” in order for them to move forward. Below, nine business leaders from Young Entrepreneur Council discuss some of the bad habits they had to unlearn in order to become successful, how they went about doing so and the impact that change has had on their careers.

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When you are interviewing job applicants, there are certain “soft skills”—that is, non-technical skills that relate more to how you work with others and solve problems—that you should be on the lookout for, as these attributes are not usually spelled out on a candidate’s resume. Here, members from Young Entrepreneur Council share 13 underrated but important soft skills they look for when they are hiring new employees.

Company details

Knight Industries

Company bio

Celebrating two decades of excellence, Knight Industries has been at the forefront of technological innovation, pioneering advancements that continue to reshape industries. Over the past 20 years, we've been the catalyst behind numerous groundbreaking startups, with our legacy rooted in innovation, dedication, and an unparalleled drive to create value.


Investment Management

Area of focus

Real Estate Investment
Impact Investing

Company size

11 - 50