MEET DAWN DICKSON - MEET DAWN DICKSON
MEET DAWN DICKSON
FOUNDER & CEO OF POPCOM
Dawn is a self-described serial entrepreneur who recently launched her own footwear line for women on the go. When she discovered that the technology to sell in-person and at scale effectively didn't exist, she created it.
A RECOGNIZED LEADER AND ENTREPRENEUR ON THE RISE
With over 18 years' experience in marketing and business development, Dawn has successfully launched four cash flow positive companies. Her most recent accomplishments include:
- Becoming the first Black woman in the world to raise a secure token offering (STO) over $1 million using equity crowdfunding
- Launching Flat Out of Heels, a footwear line of roll-up flats to help women to get relief from painful heels
- Being featured on the cover of the June 2018 issue of Black Enterprise, as well as in Forbes, Fortune, Venture Beat, the Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, the Miami Herald, CNBC/Yahoo series 'The Biz Fix' with Marcus Lemonis, and MSNBC's 'Your Biz' Elevator Pitch
- Being featured in Who's Who in Black Columbus, Who's Who in Black Atlanta, honored as one of Legacy Miami's Top 40 Under 40 Leaders in South Florida, listed among the '50 Young Visionary Women Leaders to Watch' by Innov8tiv Magazine, and named as one of INC Magazine's 100 top female founders for 2018
Dawn received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Ohio State University and studied information technology at DeVry University.
REMAGINING AUTOMATED RETAIL FOR MODERN CONSUMERS
Now, Dawn joins the Milestone Makers cohort as the founder and CEO of PopCom.
PopCom was born out of necessity. Dawn created the company after her own struggles to find vending machines that could both sell her roll-up flats at high-traffic areas like airports and provide the data necessary for sales growth.
The first CRM, data, and analytics software provider for unattended retail, PopCom has developed technology to make kiosks and vending machines intelligent through data and analytics at the point of purchase.