From Hoop Dreams to Making Dreams Come True with Brandon Okpalobi

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Worth Knowing/From Hoop Dreams to Making Dreams Come True with Brandon Okpalobi

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From Hoop Dreams to Making Dreams Come True


Today’s guest is Brandon Okpalobi the Founder and CEO of DIBIA Athletic Development and DIBIA Dream, Inc. During his college days Brandon walked onto the basketball team at the University of Miami, eventually earning a scholarship. His determination and discipline helped him work for impressive organizations like the Deloitte & Touche LLP, The Miami Heat, and the University of Miami before venturing out as an entrepreneur.

Today Brandon will share with us more about his background learning about money as a child and throughout college. And you’ll learn how he became the founder of both a for-profit and non-profit.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • ​What Brandon learned from his $2 allowance as a child.
  • ​How his non-profit grew out of his for-profit business.
  • ​The importance of keeping your finances straight in both your personal life and your business.
  • ​A few important tips for entrepreneurs and want-to-be entrepreneurs.
Lauryn Williams

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