#6 - Dawn Dickson, Founder & CEO of PopCom
Dawn Dickson is the CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial recognition, A.I, and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights. As a serial entrepreneur with over 16 years of experience in marketing and business development, Dawn launched four successful cash flow positive companies since 2002. Her most recent ventures include Flat Out of Heels (rollable flats for women to get relief from painful heels), and PopCom, after identifying a need 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 workshops and featured in countless media outlets including Forbes, Black Enterprise, Fortune, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, and Essence Magazine.
In our interview with Dawn, we speak about how students and young professionals can become successful entrepreneurs in their 20’s.