A special ‘Kingonomics @ 50th’ event was a major success this past week in Washington, D.C.
A large group of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and innovators all converged on the nation’s capital on Thursday, Aug. 22nd and Friday, August 23rd for two action-packed days of learning and celebration at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The main topics covered during the event’s speeches, bootcamps, and seminars included entrepreneurship, investment, crowdfunding, and innovation. Over 100 leading experts from a variety of industries took part in the conference, along with thousands of guests in attendance. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” speech.
Bert Seither, a small business specialist who has helped countless entrepreneurs turn their dreams into successful small business enterprises, said it was a fantastic experience for everyone.
“We all had an amazing experience at this event, which was really one of the first of its kind,” Bert Seither said. “It was incredible to listen to and meet some of the most motivated and successful individuals in their respective fields. I came away from it thinking about how I can improve my own life and career.”
Bert Seither delivered his own speech in which he discussed his personal experiences as an entrepreneur, in addition to the work he has done with tens of thousands of new small business owners.
“I have been very fortunate to have helped lots of entrepreneurs with their startup businesses,” Bert Seither said. “These experiences have motivated me in my own life, and I am glad I was able to relay this information to others who may be looking to take the plunge into starting a brand new business.”
Other prominent speakers who attended the ‘Kingonomics @ 50th’ event included Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, inventor/author Daymond John, Kingonomics author Rodney Sampson, Hitch Radio founder Ayinde O. Alakoye, and Strategies for Small Business CEO Sue Malone.
A separate gala and celebration that was part of the event marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The Emancipation of Capital Gala celebrated the achievements of various innovators in their respective industries and included an awards ceremony to recognize some of the top innovators in attendance. Additionally, a casting call for ABC’s hit reality TV series Shark Tank was held during the ‘Kingonomics’ event.
Bert Seither summarized the entire event as extremely successful and unique.
“This was unlike anything I’ve experienced,” Bert Seither said. “I hope there are more of these events in the pipeline to recognize accomplished small business owners and to promote entrepreneurship among all Americans. We all know that small businesses drive our nation’s economy in so many different ways, so focusing on these areas is absolutely essential.”