March 13, 2019



With Dawn Dickson

Dawn W. Dickson is CEO of PopCom, an automated retail company that uses facial recognition, A.I, and blackchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights. 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. 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 hears, 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 the cover of the June 2018 issue of Black Enteprise, Forbes, Fortune, 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 digital marketing, Dawn is 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, 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 B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University. Additionally, Dawn was selected to participate in some of the nation's top accelerator programs for entrepreneurs including the NewME (San Francisco), Canopy Boulder (Boulder, Colorado), Techstars (Los Angeles), Brinc (Hong Kong) and is recognized as one of the nation's top entrepreneurs on the rise.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit