Limited Press Passes: Kingonomics Economics Conference, Shark Tank Auditions & Charity Gala Aug 22-23, Commemorating 50th Anniversary of MLK Jr.'s March on Washington

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ABC’S Shark Tank Mark Cuban and Daymond John, Al Sharpton, John Lewis and former NASDAQ Chairman DavidWeild to lead Gala, Kingonomics Economic Conference and the First Shark Tank Auditions for Minority Businesses.

Credential members of the media are invited to attend the Emancipation of Capital Gala Awards Ceremony on Aug. 22 and the Kingonomics Conference ABC’s Shark Tank Official Casting Call on Aug 23.

Crowdfunding expert, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for ABC’s TV show Shark Tank, and Kingonomics author Dr. Rodney Sampson is bringing more than one hundred experts in entrepreneurship and investing to our nation’s capital during the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic March on Washington to define a new shift in the movement from civil rights to economic rights and empowerment through crowdfunding and other investment initiatives. This event is slated to be the biggest gathering in crowdfunding bringing together, celebrities, politicians, finance and business leaders.

Featured attendees and presenters include Mark Cuban – Shark Tank; Daymond John – Shark Tank, David Weild, former NASDAQ chairman; Attorney Londell McMillan, owner of The Source & NY Nets, Al Sharpton and John Lewis and Mark Burnett, Executive Producer of The Voice, Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, and Shark Tank is a conference co-chair.

What: The Emancipation of Capital Gala 6 PM Aug. 22 & The Kingonomics Entrepreneurship & Investment Conference 10 AM Aug. 23 with ABC’s Shark Tank Official Casting Call

THE EMANCIPATION OF CAPITAL GALA – Thursday Aug. 22 – 6 pm to 10 pm - Emancipation of Capital Gala

The emancipation of capital gala is the first of its kind gala designed to celebrate access to capital and crowdfunding. This formal affair will honor innovators, entrepreneurs and investors that have emancipated and transformed their respective industries and will also benefit the causes and initiatives that address poverty and the wealth gap for underserved communities. During the gala, the “I Have a Dream: A 50th Year Testament To The March That Changed America by Bob Adelman” photo journal will be unveiled for the first time along with a Graphic Novel called “March: Book One” by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. Honorees include David Weild (former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ), Vince Marold, Founder of Kaboom Sticks, Congressman John Lewis, Mark Burnett (Executive Producer of The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Bible Series), Coach George Raveling (NIKE’s International Director of Basketball), Eric Guichard (Founder of and Joey Womack (Founder of sf35 & Pipeline). The gala will also feature awards presentations, dinner and entertainment.


The Kingonomics Conference and Boot Camps will bring together over 100 experts in business and investment teaching thousands of entrepreneurs from across the United States and around the world to engage in an intense and interactive learning experience, where timely knowledge about access to capital, business growth and investments will come from leading entrepreneurs and active investors. The Kingonomics Curriculum is divided into four tracks: Start Up (for entrepreneurs and business owners); Invest Up (for investors); Sprout Up (for youth and young adults) and Expose Up (Raising money through Crowdfunding). Companies will also have the opportunity to participate in a casting call for ABC’s Shark Tank (Executive Produced by SCLC Poverty Institute & Kingonomics Co-Chair, Mark Burnett). The first shark tank auditions for minority and women owned businesses will be held at this signature conference event.

Media RSVP: To Secure an All Day Free Access Press Pass for in-person attendance to both events or a link to the streamed Kingonomics conference, RSVP BY AUG. 21ST is mandatory as the event is anticipated to sell out. Please email Kimberley(at)leverage-pr(dot)com with names of guests, publication, and phone number and inform me if you will attend in person or via streaming. Pre-interviews with conference organizer Rodney Sampson are available – onsite interviews with other celebrity guests will be facilitated as needed. We welcome your participation in this hallmark conference in our nation’s capital.

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Urgent Media Advisory:

Free access media passes available to all credential members of the press but passes are limited so you must RSVP today
as this event is anticipated to sell out.

Black Tie Crowdfunding Charity Gala and “Kingonomics” Economic Conference with Shark Tank Auditions - scheduled for august 22-23.

Credential members of the media are invited to attend the Emancipation of Capital Gala & Awards Ceremony at 6 pm on Aug. 22 and the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Investment Conference with ABC’s Shark Tank Official Casting Call at 10 am Aug. 23 in Washington D.C.

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