Jan. 12, 2013 – Rodney Sampson Hosts Kingonomics Conference in Atlanta


Rodney Sampson is a social innovator, serial entrepreneur, investor, author, and consecrated bishop. Via his Episcopal affiliations with the International Bishop’s Conference and Kingdom Manifestation, Sampson shapes innovative economic policy and opportunities throughout society and culture.

As a serial entrepreneur, Sampson co-founded Multicast Media Networks (Streamingfaith.com) in 2000 (sold in 2010), Intellect in 2002, Intellect Inspire in 2006, and Legacy Opportunity Fund in 2007 with private equity investments in technology, publishing, and financial services. At present, Sampson is building Opportunity Fund, a U.S.-based super crowd fund and crowdfunding platform designed to provide underserved and under-represented communities access to investment opportunities traditionally reserved for accredited and institutional investors. He also serves on the boards of a disruptive technology start-up, a New York-based merchant investment bank, a home-based business, and a community development corporation (CDC). Sampson is regularly called upon to advise and speak to nations, businesses, universities, and bishops who employ thousands and lead millions of constituents and communities around the world.

Sampson’s published works include Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative “Currencies” for Transforming Your Business and Your Life, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Your Manifest Destiny: 7.5 Words to Transform Your Future; Yes We Will: Solutions for Realizing Your Personal Power in an Obama Era; and Black Trillions: Introducing Symbiotic Economics. His audio works include Any Day Now: Genesis of Divine Manifestation and Your Manifest Destiny: 15 Audio Meditations to Transform Your Future.

Sampson earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tulane University in 1995 and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2001. He also studied in the Doctor of Medicine program at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine from 1995 to 1999. For his dedication and commitment to definitive social causes at such a young age, Sampson received an honorary Doctorate of Ministry from the I.G.F. Theological Seminary in 1998.

A strong believer in global reinvestment, Sampson has been a friend of Africa. He has worked closely with the republics of Namibia, Gabon, and Uganda in the areas of trade and development, business development, leadership development, and public affairs.

For his contributions to humanity, Sampson was awarded the Phoenix Award—the City of Atlanta’s highest honor—by Mayor Shirley Franklin in 2004. In direct support of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sampson, his wife, and a group of influencers in 2007 donated more than $50,000 to the King Papers Project, a capital campaign established to ensure that Dr. King’s papers would remain in the city of Atlanta at Morehouse College for generations to come.

Sampson and his wife reside in their native home with their children.



Premier Kingonomics Conference Inspired By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Economic Ideals.

[100+ global innovators, entrepreneurs and investors will impart expertise, best practices and experiences to 1,000+ startups, growth companies and future investors.]

Atlanta, GA – 12/12/12 – The Kingonomics [Unlocking Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Investment] Conference (http://www.kingonomics.com), scheduled to take place on January 12th, 2013 at 200 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta honors the economic ideals and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This preeminent event will bring together over one hundred global innovators, entrepreneurs and accredited investors from as far as Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and North America to participate as keynotes and panelists across four intensive six-hour simultaneously running boot camps. The boot camps are designed for start-up entrepreneurs (Start.Up), growth stage companies (Grow.Up), accredited investors (Invest.Up) and youth (ages 11-18) (Sprout.Up). Over one thousand delegates are anticipated to attend this hallmark event.

Atlanta based serial innovator, entrepreneur, investor, consecrated bishop and author of Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies For Transforming Your Business & Life, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Rodney Sampson, will host the all day conference. Kingonomics will be launched in bookstores nationwide on this day as well.

Co-chairs of the Kingonomics conference include Robert Galanti and Alan W. Urech, lead investors in 200 Peachtree, (http://www.200peachtree.com) and 200 Office (http://www.200-office.com); Don Cravins, Chief of Staff, The United States Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship (http://www.sbc.senate.gov); Ebony Power 100’s James Andrews; Chris Tyrell, Managing Partner, Nehemiah Investments; Adrienne Lance Lucas, CEO, Keno Foundation; Clyde Anderson (CNN); and Justin Tanner & Michael Green, Co-Founders, Legacy Keepers.

A major highlight of the conference includes Crowd.Up, panels and conversations featuring America’s most well known JOBS Act experts, the new “Crowdfunding Act” signed into law by President Barack Obama this past April. “Although final SEC and FINRA rules have yet to be published, equity based Crowdfunding will allow small businesses to solicit investment from both accredited and unaccredited investors in the future,” says Doug Ellenoff, Senior Partner, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, LLP. (http://www.egsllp.com).

Additional conference highlights include Fund.Up, a funding pavilion powered by Strategies For Small Business, the nation’s number one SBA lender by volume, Plan B Growth Capital, 1800Accountant & Sterling Funder, a platform with 70,000+ investors; Pitch.Up, a $50,000 business investment competition sponsored by MyCEO.com; and Sprout.Up, an entrepreneurial boot camp designed specifically for youth, ages 11-18. Sprout.Up will feature Adrienne Lance Lucas’ Keno Foundation and Kimberly Bryant’s Black Girls Code. Kingonomics will also include Connect.Up, an evening networking event hosted by CNN’s Clyde Anderson; and Win.Up, an after-party and celebration of life and legacy hosted by Legacy Keepers.

Opportunity CDC, the entity behind the conference, will also announce the launch of its micro-loan fund with a $25,000 investment from Malcolm Allen, CEO, of MyCEO.com. Small Business Administration officials will be on hand for the announcement.

Or reposition themselves with a definitive plan and strategy to start, enhance or grow their business, career or wealth, respectively. New jobs are created through entrepreneurship. Wealth is created through investment. Communities are transformed via reinvestment. All aspects are required to break the back of poverty in our nation and world,” says Sampson.

A partial list of confirmed speakers and panelists include Rodney Sampson (Author of Kingonomics); Marshawn Evans (Donald Trump’s The Apprentice); Sue Malone (Strategies For Small Business), Shirley Sherrod (Co-Founder of New Communities At Cypress Pond); Paula White (International Author, Entrepreneur & Pastor); Tamara Lowe (Co-Founder, Get Motivated Seminars & Box Your Brilliance), Anthony “Sparkplug” Thomas (Publisher, People You Need To Know Magazine], Doug Ellenoff (Crowdfunding Attorney), Faruq Hunter (CEO, Genius Corp), Mark Wilson (CEO, eVerifile),  & David Smith (Super Angel Investor). A complete list of event speakers is available at www.kingonomics.com/experts.  Open registrations available for purchase will be extremely exclusive and limited. For more information on registration, please visit: www.kingonomics.com/registration.

The conference will enable innovators, entrepreneurs and investors the opportunity to learn expert knowledge, apply for startup and growth capital and create relevant and authentic contacts.

About Kingonomics 2013

Kingonomics is a powerful and authentic one day gathering of global innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, inspired by the economic philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the entrepreneurial and collaborative enthusiasm of Bishop Rodney Sampson, author of Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies For Transforming Your Business & Life, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

About Opportunity CDC

The Opportunity Community Development Corporation exists to facilitate the creation of wealth in underserved communities.  The organization seeks to accomplish its charitable and educational mission by fostering and developing people and organizations that create jobs, improve communities and change lives through economic literacy, innovative entrepreneurship, and better investor education and management.

Contact Us

Media and public relations: Angela Smith, 7708338196, media@kingonomics.com
Sponsorships and partnerships: 4049957094, bishop@kingonomics.com

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