OBWS Entrepreneur

of the Year

Presented by 


Dawn Dickson

At PopCom, we believe successful brands are intelligent, mobile, and resilient. We built our technology in their image. Our mission is simple: we equip entrepreneurs and brands with future-ready retail solutions that allow rapid retail expansion, incredible customer experiences, and powerful sales data.
$15,000 Award Winner
$10,000 Award Winner

OBWS Innovator

of the Year

Krystal Banner

Kaleidadope is a woman-owned and operated business that specializes in stationery, self-published decks & design inspired by color & culture.

OBWS Social

Entrepreneur of the Year

Pernell Cezar & Rod Johnson

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.
$5,000 Award Winner

Britteny Floyd-Mayo

Shayla Jamerson

Derrius Quarles