It is often said that their is no new information and experience under the sun, just different perspectives. – A mentor
@RodneySampson offers disruptive, engaging, though provoking and solutions oriented live-in-person and virtual keynotes, talks, moderated conversations and curated panels at conferences, forums, corporations, universities, churches, governments and non-profits around the world. Having published four books, he encapsulates the ability to bring value to most any type of event. However, his definitive experiential voice is best maximized when he speak on innovation, entrepreneurship, investment (access to capital) crowdfunding (and the formation of innovative capital markets) and the critical importance of embracing and integrating diversity and inclusion in industry and organizations. Please contact us to schedule Dr. Sampson for your upcoming event.
Mentorship & Advisory With Our Chairman
Our Chairman, @RodneySampson offers live-in-person and virtual mentorship and advisory in the areas of innovation (ideation, design thinking, customer empathy/discovery), entrepreneurship (starting up, productizing, growth hacking, scaling, pivoting, exit), investment (family and friends, seed, angel, crowdfunding, VC, debt, institutional), ecosystem building (coworking, entrepreneurial centers, pre-accelerators, accelerators, incubators), integrated marketing, business development and diversity/inclusion. Contact us for rates and structure.
Praise & Endorsement
“Rodney Sampson is at once incisive, inspiring and thought-provoking. Guaranteed to be a truly rewarding experience for all in attendance regardless of background. Highly recommended!”
Founder, Harvard Extension Service & Leadership Society
President, Institute for Negotiation Leadership & Diplomacy
“Aware. Savvy. A Treat.”
Bishop Charles Blake
Presiding Bishop, Churches of God In Christ
Here’s a video introduction and endorsement by Bishop Charles Blake.
The Whitehouse. The United States Senate Committee of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. The Department of Commerce. Minority Business Development Agency. MEDWeek. Small Business Administration. The Republic of Uganda. The Republic of Namibia. The Republic of Gabon. The District of Columbia (Digital DC). The City of Baltimore (African American Festival). St. Maarten (Caribbean Home and Business Expo). Harvard University. University of California (UC) Berkeley. University of Texas Medical Branch. Xavier University (Ohio). Spelman College. The Lincoln University. Pepperdine University. Goizueta Business School (Emory University). Georgia State University. Clark Atlanta University. Southwest by Southwest (SXSW). TieExCon Southeast. Movement 50. Texas Crowdfunding Conference. Thomson Reuters Investor Conference. EFactor Entrepreneurs Conference. Kingonomics. Opportunity.Up // Unleashing Private Equity Conference. Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Conference. United States Black Chambers, Inc. National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Capital Region Minority Business Development Council. Metropolitan Atlanta National Black MBA Association. National Urban League. National Urban League Young Professionals. Wall Street Project. Rainbow Push. Operation Hope. Atlanta Business League. CrowdGood. Neyo’s Compound Foundation. The Dream Project. Pink Power Conference. Endevvr Incubator. International Bishops Conference USA. Churches of God In Christ. Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. West Angeles COGIC (Bishop Charles Blake). Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church (Dr. Debra B. Morton). Changing A Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church (Bishop Paul Morton). House of God Saints In Christ (Bishop Lorenze Moore). The First Cathedral (Archbishop Leroy Bailey). Golden Gate Cathedral (Bishop Edward Stephens). Mr. Moriah Baptist Church (Bishop ML Jackson). Morning Star Baptist Church (Bishop John Borders III).
What You Can Expect (From Rodney Sampson)
Here’s what you can expect from me and my team:
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
- Flexibility and willingness to negotiate on fees.
- A personal phone consultation with me prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
- An announcement about your event to my network via my social media channels and email lists. [This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.]
- A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include the slides I used in the presentation, along with links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful.
- I’ll ignite, disrupt and fire up your audience to embrace your core organization’s objectives, goals and causes.]
- A quick follow-up communication after the event, to make sure I met your expectations. [I also want to know how you think I can improve.]
Compensation & Expectations
- Fees range between $10,000 – $15,000 US. On a case by case basis, I am open to negotiation.
- Travel and hotel accommodations are additional.
- Resource table for books.
A Little About Me
I have been speaking publicly for more than 15 years and have keynoted more than 100 events. I have also appeared on more than 25 television networks, including ABC, BET, FOX, Impact, Aspire and TBN. I have also appeared on more than 100 syndicated and local radio shows. Our work has been featured in Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Huffington Post, New York Times, Black Enterprise, Tennessean, etc.
I have spent most of my career as a cultural innovator, tech entrepreneur and angel investor.
I devote a significant amount of my time to writing, advising, and mentoring.
I have written four books. My newest one, Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies To Transform Your Business & Future, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ben Bella) was released in January 2013.
I have been happily married to my wife, Shanterria, for sixteen years. We have two daughters, and four sons. We live in Atlanta, Georgia. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies and tweeting.
My Video Excerpts
I speak to conferences, universities, associations, business groups, faith and neighborhood groups, civil rights groups, corporations, nations, influencers, investors and non-profits. I host curated panels, pitch competitions and hackathons. Here are some samples of me speaking in front of various audiences.