NBA players’ union plays matchmaker with its athletes and Silicon Valley for more than beefing up portfolios
by KC Ifeanyi
NEW YORK, NY – The National Basketball Players Association announced today it will hold the inaugural NBPA Technology Summit from July 19-21 in San Francisco.
The NBPA Technology Summit will provide current and former NBA players with the following:
- Educational content and presentations from executives of major media and technology companies;
- Site visits to several media and technology companies in Silicon Valley;
- Networking opportunities with senior executives and influencers;
- Workshops designed to identify opportunities for players to pursue both during and after their NBA careers.
Among the participating companies are Andreessen Horowitz, Jawbone and SV Angel.
This three-day event in San Francisco that aims to integrate NBA players with tech and media companies for post-career opportunities beyond just backing them—a shift in thinking that’s found Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (top photo) as a model student.
The NBPA Technology Summit will incorporate site visits to media and tech companies, as well as lectures, presentations, and workshops from executives and influencers. Jawbone, Pinterest, Andreessen Horowitz, and SV Angel are just a few companies on deck to help NBA players find their place in Silicon Valley—and one place the NBPA feels is particularly apt for athletes is wearable technology. Read more…
Sources: NBPA and FastCompany.com