opportunity.UP (the conference formerly known as Kingonomics) is slated to make a splash next year as a part of the activations scheduled for the MVMT50 House during SXSW Interactive scheduled for March 7-11, 2014. The MVMT50 Business Pitch Event is a collaboration between MVMT50 and the Kingonomics Conference out of Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Rodney Sampson, Founder of opportunity.UP and Executive In Charge of Diversity and Inclusion at One Three Media (a joint venture between Mark Burnett Productions and Hearst, which Executive Produces The Voice, Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice and ABC’s Shark Tank) will be the lead judge for the business pitch competition.
“opportunity.UP is eager to participate in the MVMT50 and SXSW eco-system this year.” says Dr. Sampson. “Both SXSW and opportunity.UP are committed to diversity and inclusion and I look forward to bringing them together towards that common goal.”
Dr. Sampson will be joined by additional expert judges in innovation, entrepreneurship and investment from across the United States as he diligently advances the cause of access to capital for all. Applicants will be exposed to the investment process while getting the opportunity to connect with angel, private equity, VC and crowd-funding investors.
Hugh Forest, Director of SXSW Interactive stated, “This is our fourth year of partnering
with MVMT50 to ensure that we have increased African American participation at SXSW Interactive. This joint activation with Kingonomics represents an exciting opportunity to expand that vision to a national audience.
Entrepreneurs must apply for a limited number of slots to pitch; online applications are set to begin on Tuesday, December 16, 2013 at mvmt50.com.