Ati Okelo Williams, Founder, DC Home Buzz
Atieno “Ati” Okelo Williams is a philanthropist, real estate broker and owner and founder of DC Home Buzz, a real estate brokerage firm in Washington, D.C. She started DC Home Buzz in 2008, which has since grown into a multimillion-dollar entity. Williams is originally from Nairobi, Kenya, and left at a young age to attend college in Toronto. She is an alumna of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing boot camp for women that works to increase diversity in the U.S. angel investing community and creates capital for women social entrepreneurs. Since April 2011, Pipeline Fellowship’s angel investing boot camp has trained more than 80 women, who have committed more than US$400,000 in investment, as stated on Pipeline Fellowship’s website.
Rodney Sampson, Founder, Opportunity Hub
Rodney Sampson is a serial innovator, entrepreneur, investor, author and mentor. Currently, he is the co-founder of Opportunity Hub, Atlanta’s newest co-working space, knowledge repository and funding accelerator. Opportunity Ventures is a seed investment fund focused on making investments in technology and consumer goods companies, according to the Dream Project Online website. Opportunity Hub is a Southeast crowdfunding hub. The accelerator invests in high potential co-founders and coders and intends to launch a venture fund for stage two capital.