Miami-based startup Flat Out of Heels won a $25,000 cash prize this week in an entrepreneur pitch contest held at the annual PowerMoves.NOLA conference in New Orleans. Flat Out of Heels President and CEO Dawn Dickson presented in the Big Break Power Pitch along with three other nationally-sourced entrepreneurs of color who were selected to participate in the competition.
Flat Out of Heels are the solution to stiletto sore feet. The rollable flats are stylish, comfortable, durable and compact enough to fit in a small clutch purse. Placed in venues like airports, nightclubs, malls, and hotels, Flat Out of Heels vending machines make it convenient to get emergency shoes when needed.
PowerMoves.NOLA is an annual conference that convenes the country’s premier entrepreneurs of color. The event was held in New Orleans on July 1-3, 2015 to coincide with ESSENCE Festival and was designed to connect nationally-sourced entrepreneurs with advisors, experts and investors. The conference advances PowerMoves.NOLA’s mission to increase the number of America’s venture-backed, minority-founded companies in high-tech and high-growth sectors.