The 2015 Dream Project Symposium returned to Atlanta, Georgia with successful business icons and idea geniuses which included Soledad O'Brien (Starfish Media Partners & multimedia journalist); Desiree Rogers; (Johnson Publishing Company & Former White House Social Secretary for President Barack Obama); music entrepreneur India Arie (Grammywinning Singer, Songwriter & Producer); and Bravo TV reality star, Chef Roble (Celebrity Top Chef) to name a few.
The annual event took place April 16-17, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center and it would be an understatement to say that success and motivation was the atmosphere throughout the room both days as panelist, mentors, and keynote speakers shared insight as to how they were able to stretch their businesses to new heights with the goal of encouraging budding entrepreneurs to bring their dreams to life as well.
Event supporting sponsors Prudential Financial, Delta Airlines and Verizon Wireless, along with The Egami Consulting Group's CEO, Teneshia Jackson Warner hosted this two-day symposium that united more than 350 leading professionals for two days of empowerment and networking. Additionally, a select group of pre-identified small business owners got the chance to participate in the "Casting Your Dream" small business pitch competition giving them the opportunity to pitch before a panel of business experts and investors for on-the-spot business counsel. The first place winner of the competition received a pass to the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit, and was also automatically enrolled into Black Enterprise's "Elevator Pitch" competition with a grand prize of $10,000.
"As a small business owner, I recall many times where I was forced to stretch myself to new heights and limits to reimagine what I perceived as impossible for my business," says Teneshia Jackson Warner, CEO and Founder, Egami Consulting Group. "The Dream Project Symposium is an output of my mission to empower this burgeoning community of leaders with tools, resources, ideas, and business icons that can help turn their dreams into reality."
This year's Dream Project Symposium offered a unique mix of keynotes such as: "Making Connections" with Soledad O'Brien, "Let's Talk Business" with Desiree Rogers and "Enlarge Your Territory" with Bruce Wilkinson. There were also panel discussions, breakout sessions and hands on exercises designed to take any current business venture or idea to the next level.
The Dream Project Symposium has become the entrepreneurs, professionals and creative minds' one-stop shop for tools and information needed to do business with Fortune 100 Companies and more.