Launchpad2X, the Southeast’s most successful founder-to-CEO development program for women entrepreneurs, is on the move and going national. Alicia Scott, a former financial industry executive and entrepreneur has been hired as Executive Director to expand the Launchpad2X program throughout the Southeast and beyond.
Launchpad2X founder Bernie Dixon stated, “Seven years ago I built Launchpad2X to help women founders sharpen their skills as CEOs and find a supportive network of advisors and peers to help scale their businesses. This is about economic independence for women. Now it's time for us to scale LP2X and Alicia is a big part of that push. She is a strategic thinker and a dynamic presence. I am determined to move the needle for women business owners and make the LP2X program accessible to them.”
Dixon, with many “firsts” in her military and corporate career, was the first female chairman and president of The Atlanta Technology Angels where she grew it to unprecedented levels. Since 2012, the Launchpad2X program has helped hundreds of companies grow exponentially and more than 40 reach the million-dollar mark. The addition of an Executive Director will give Launchpad2X the core staff to expand their programs and add additional services to their graduates and members.
Scott brings a wealth of experience in non-profit, finance and strategic planning. During her recent campaign for the Georgia House of Representatives, Scott was frequently cited for her insightful and strategic approaches and her ability to connect with people at every level. Most recently she worked as the Strategic Planning Officer for the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce and was the Executive Director of the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation in Savannah, GA.
At the 2019 Board of Advisers meeting, Scott presented her vision for Launchpad2X:
"Launchpad2X is unlike any other entrepreneur development program out there. My goals are to take our program to the next level by expanding our footprint in Atlanta and the Southeast area ecosystem while taking our Core Program national. More women need this program. It works.”
“Our track record speaks for itself: Launchpad2X members have grown their businesses by over 200 percent after completing our 3-day intensive Core Program. We recognize this success and we’re ready to take it to the next level. As Executive Director of Launchpad2X, I plan to make our founder-to-CEO development program the most sought-after development opportunity for women entrepreneurs and CEOs.”
Launchpad2X is a 501(c)(3) accelerator-type program which facilitates an annual 3-day intensive training program for women entrepreneurs in Atlanta. Members of LP2X also gain access to monthly master classes, an extensive network of seasoned advisors and a support group of like minded women entrepreneurs. Learn more at: launchpad2x.com