YES! Alumni Hosts Fireside Chat with Dion Walcott
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm PDT
Join us for a conversation between Dion Walcott, VP of Brand Partnerships at Yellowbrick.co, and James Green, our YES! Alumni and Founder of FIXMYKIX.
Watch and listen live as these two dynamic entrepreneurs share their journeys and love of sneakers.
James will interview Dion live and ask for advice on his own business, FIXMYKIX, followed by an audience Q&A, and finally short remarks from BizWorld.org staff on how young entrepreneurs can join the YES! program.
Meet Our Speaker
“What people don’t realize is how much sneakers cross cultures and bring people together from all walks of life’’- Dion Walcott founder of MARTKD and VP of Partnerships for Yellowbrick, is a strategist and curator who has used his passion for sneakers to create a notable career in the marketplace.
Dion’s first break came when he was chosen as the Director of Programs and Partnerships for North America’s first-ever sneaker exhibit at The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. This success then sparked collaborations with other global brands and organizations such as the NBA, SXSW, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons and the Art Gallery of Western Australia to help develop their communities and cultures.
Meet our Alumni
James Green is the Founder of FIXMYKIX and inaugural Alumni for BizWorld.org’s YES! Program. In 2019 James was awarded $5,000 in seed funding for FIXMYKIX at YES! Demo Day.
FIXMYKIX is an online mobile marketplace for shoe restoration and shoe art. In a world stunned by fast fashion it’s time to start interacting with alternatives to throwing shoes in our landfills. Partnering with the world's most talented Cobblers, Restorers, and Artists we bring you quality restoration and customization services when you need it!
What is the YES! Program?
Learn more about what YES! is and how to get involved.