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August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Official Black Wall Street’s Entrepreneur of the Year awards

We are excited to partner with Official Black Wall Street to announce the winners and finalists of the Inaugural OBWS Black Entrepreneur of the Year awards! The below winners will be awarded a total of $30,000 to help take their businesses to the next level. 
Entrepreneur of the Year 
Dawn Dickson - PopCom
The team at PopCom believes that successful brands are intelligent, mobile, and resilient. Their mission is simple: equip entrepreneurs and brands with future-ready retail solutions that allow rapid retail expansion, incredible customer experiences, and powerful sales data.
PopCom builds an automated retail vending platform that allows businesses to engage with customers, understand sales metrics, and sell more products.
Innovator of the Year
Krystal Banner - Kaleidadope
Kaleidadope is a woman-owned and operated business that specializes in stationery, self-published decks & design inspired by color & culture.

The company was created with a passion for creating an interest in art through representation and relatable themes. Kaleidadope celebrates discovering passion and purpose through creativity, positivity, a sense of humor and individuality. 


Social Entrepreneur of the Year
BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages
BLK & Bold was created with a desire to make purpose popular and welcome the obligation to equip young people with tools to live their best lives by turning a daily ritual, enjoying a cup of coffee & tea, into a means of giving back. BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its profits to initiatives aligned to sustaining youth programming, enhancing workforce development, and eradicating youth homelessness.

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