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Atlanta Entrepreneurs Summit Offers Networking, Inspiration

May 13, 2015

Rodney Sampson, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Opportunity Ecosystem, talked on ''A Closer Look'' about his business and the Black Enterprise Business Summit.
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The 20th annual Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit kicked off in Atlanta Wednesday.

The three-day event brings together the nation’s top African-American entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners for an opportunity at networking, learning, and inspiration.

Comedian, media personality and entrepreneur Steve Harvey, journalist Roland Martin, HGTV host and real estate agency CEO Egypt Sherrod, NFL Hall of Fame inductee and ESPN anchor Cris Carter are just a few of  the successful business people expected at the summit.  

Rodney Sampson, founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Opportunity Ecosystem, talked in the studio with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer.
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More than 1,200 people attended the event last year, according to organizers.

Rodney Sampson, the founder and CEO of the Atlanta-based Opportunity Ecosystem, is experienced with new business ventures.

“I think I had a start-up before I knew what a start-up was,” Sampson said during an interview with Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer.

Sampson discussed how to start and grow a business from the ground floor up and more on “A Closer Look.”