Dawn Dickson

CEO, PopCom

Dawn W. Dickson is a serial entrepreneur and inventor with over 19 years of experience in marketing and business development. She launched four successful cash flow positive companies since 2002, her most recent ventures Flat Out of Heels (rollable flats for women to get relief from painful heels) and PopCom after identifying a need develop a software solution to make vending machines more intelligent. Dawn has received numerous awards and accolades for her business savvy and pitching skills, and has been invited to speak on numerous panels and keynotes and featured in media outlets including Forbes, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Fast Company, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, The Miami Herald, CNBC/Yahoo, and MSNBC ‘Your Biz’ Elevator Pitch. In 2019, Dawn became the first female CEO globally to raise a STO over $1 million using equity crowdfunding under Reg CF the JOBS Act. A recognized leader in entrepreneurship and digital marketing, Dawn was featured on the cover of the June 2018 Black Enterprise Magazine, 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, and honored as one of Legacy Miami’s Top 40 Under 40 Leaders in South Florida. Dawn is the host of the BARS! Podcast on Apple and Spotify and continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top retail tech entrepreneurs.

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