Dawn Dickson

Founder and CEO at PopCom
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Dawn is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at PopCom. 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 being named to the inaugural Forbes Next 1000 list (2021), being featured on the cover of Black Enterprise, seen in the March 2021 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, in Fortune, Fast Company, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Breakfast Club, CNBC/Yahoo series ‘The Biz Fix’ with Marcus Lemonis, and MSNBC ‘Your Biz’ Elevator Pitch.

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  • I want to be able to create wealth in my community. That’s what I’m passionate about. I know that the real way to create wealth is through investments. One thing that we don’t know as a people, in general, is that we are kept out of deals because you have to be an accredited investor to invest in early-stage deals. Now there is a way for Black people to get in on early-stage deals and to start creating real wealth. I want to give the people in my community a chance to invest in a tech company and get money. When I exit, I want to make some Black millionaires. I want those checks to go to my people.

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