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My Journey as Inventor & 4X Founder
March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
| TIGER Tale
Please register by 10 pm, Tuesday Mar 30.
At 11 pm, we’ll email you a link to access LIVESTREAM the next day.
Dawn Dickson-Akpoghene is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 19 years of experience in technology, marketing and business development. Her most recent ventures are Flat Out of Heels and PopCom. Join us for this TIGER Tale in which Dawn will describe her entrepreneurial journey and some of her ambitious future plans.
Of special interest to entrepreneurs aiming to scale a high-growth business, Dawn has deep expertise in raising traditional and non-traditional business capital, having raised millions of dollars for her ventures since 2011. In 2019, Dawn became the first female CEO globally to raise a secure token offering (STO) over $1 million, using equity crowdfunding under Reg CF the JOBS Act. In 2020, Dawn raised a second fully subscribed equity crowdfunding campaign bringing her total to $2.3M raised from 4,800 investors.
Dawn has received numerous awards and accolades for her business savvy and pitching skills, and has been invited to speak on numerous panels and workshops and featured in countless media outlets including Forbes, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Fast Company, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Miami Herald, CNBC/Yahoo series ‘The Biz Fix’ with Marcus Lemonis, and MSNBC ‘Your Biz’ Elevator Pitch.
A recognized leader in entrepreneurship and technology, Dawn was in invited to testify before a Congressional Committee on Small Business in March 2020 in a hearing titled “Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses”. Dawn was named to the inaugural Forbes Next1000 list in 2021, she is the winner of the 2020 OBWS Entrepreneur of the Year award, a graduate of the 2019 Nasdaq Milestone Maker program, she was featured on the cover of the June 2018 Black Enterprise Magazine, she was honored as one of the National Urban League Young Professionals ‘Heroes in the Movement’, featured as INC Magazine Top 100 Female Founders, featured in Who’s Who in Black Columbus, Who Who’s in Black Atlanta, honored as one of Legacy Miami’s Top 40 Under 40 Leaders in South Florida, and listed among the ‘50 Young Visionary Women Leaders to Watch’ by Innov8tiv Magazine.
Dawn received her B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University and studied technology at DeVry University. Dawn is a Techstars alumna, completing the program with PopCom in 2017. Additionally, Dawn is the host of the BARS! Podcast on Apple and Spotify where she shares her key learning as an entrepreneur over a hip-hop soundtrack. Dawn is a seasoned professional speaker, business advisor and angel investor. She continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top retail tech entrepreneurs.
Like all Virtual TIGER Events, this one is FREE.
Please join via Zoom at 11:45 am to introduce yourself to your fellow innovators!
11:45 am – Socialize & Introduce Yourself
12:00 pm – Hand-off to Dawn
1:00 pm – Wrap
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