Rodney Sampson is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and author of four books, including Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies For Transforming Your Business & Life, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sampson is also an Advisor to startups, growth stage companies such as Mark Burnett Productions, angel and venture funds such as Springboard Fund and the Head of States in Namibia, Gabon and Uganda throughout the world.
Sampson is passionate about reducing our nation’s poverty and wealth gap by advancing the cause of innovation, coding, entrepreneurship, investment and capital formation as a way of life for all communities. To advance this definitive cause, Sampson created Opportunity Ecosystem (OE). Opportunity Ecosystem includes opportunity.UP // unleashing private equity, the nation’s leading conference and learning platform learning for minorities and under-served communities to learn, navigate and master the investment ecosystem. Each year, opportunity.UP conferences attract over 1,000 entrepreneurs, 500 teenagers and 100 accredited investors and mentors. Opportunity Ecosystem also includes opportunity.HUB, a coworking space, entrepreneurship school, pre-accelerator and incubator located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. opportunity.HUB is home to opportunity.VENTURES, a new seed and early stage fund focused on making investments in early stage consumer facing, technology, supply chain innovation and social impact companies that impact culture and beyond.
Bootstrapped vs. Funded: Find Your Path
Come hear from Industry Veterans the pros and cons of the two common paths a startup travels on: Bootstrapped (without external capital) & Funded (with external capital).