New Group Connecting Athlete Investors to Canadian Tech Startups
Athlete Technology Group debuts in Canada as a full service events and media company focused on connecting professional athlete entrepreneurs with Canada’s bustling network of technology Startups.
The Athlete Technology Group is now a fulltime and national extension of the highly successful Athlete Technology Summit that attracted hundreds of professional athletes, business leaders, venture capitalists and influencers to Toronto in 2019 to connect with the city’s Startup community.
Founded by Canadian entrepreneur Randy Osei, and managing partners Andrew Safranko and Darryl Julott, the Athlete Technology Group
will be a key resource for athlete entrepreneurs who are looking to explore
their business ventures outside of their sport. The group’s focus will be on
bringing global athletes to the Canadian technology eco-system for business opportunities.
Athlete Technology Group has already engaged with 40+ athletes from across the sports world and executed several equity based deals for athletes with the Canadian Startup community.
Going forward Athlete Technology Group will be COVID-proof and virtually host a series of master class education sessions, networking events, pitch sessions, facilitate investment and business opportunities, and offer content production support. Tech Summit Unplugged debuts at the end of this month as a weekly podcast for entrepreneurs from all walks of life to chat entrepreneurship, sports, and culture.
Athlete Technology Group has recruited an all-star team of athlete advisors and business leaders to help accelerate its growth and build its network.
· Trevor Booker, Retired NBA Player, Founder JB Fitzgerald
· Angella Goran, Professional Athlete, 2021 UCI Indoor Cycling WR Attempt
· Rondae Hollis Jefferson, NBA Player, Toronto Raptors
· Kayla Alexander, WNBA Player, Minnesota Lynx
· Langston Galloway, NBA Player, Detroit Pistons
· Al Harrington, Retired NBA Player, Cannabis Entrepreneur
· Lavonne Idlette, Retired Olympic Gold Medallist, Current
· Swish Goswami, Co-Founder, Trufan
· David Meltzer, Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing, Top 100 Business
· Jay Rosenzweig, Founder, Rosenzweig & Co
· Akeem Gardner, Co-Founder, Atlas 365 Inc.
For more information about the Athlete Technology Group and updates on release of new events and opportunities, head to www.athletetechgroup.com and subscribe to its new email newsletter. If you are a professional athlete, tech entrepreneur, start up, brand, incubator, accelerator, etc, we want to hear from you!
Quotes from Athlete Technology Group
“COVID-19 shook up the world and we know it shook up the world for a lot of entrepreneurs and athletes. Once the leagues were suspended a lot of athletes were left scrambling looking for other ways to generate revenue. We will be launching a long list of digital assets that will support athlete entrepreneurs across multiple industries. To restart the economies, I’ve read two things will do that, technology and entrepreneurship, and that is our focus here.
Randy Osei, Founder, Athlete Technology Group
Working with the Athlete Technology Group has allowed me to broaden my horizons as an athlete entrepreneur and see everything that Canada has to offer from a technology standpoint. Between the inaugural Athlete Tech Summit, private experiences, business development and branding opportunities they curated for me – I have been able to connect with some incredible individuals and expand my business dealings into new areas. Looking forward to working with the team on this new chapter as we look to continue growing the mission and helping as many entrepreneurs
as we can.
Langston Galloway, NBA player and Athlete Tech Group Athlete Advisor.
This pivot makes a ton of sense for the entrepreneurs that have established the Athlete Technology Group. They have grown from just an investment and networking conference to a eco-system of touch points that help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. They have provided multiple business development opportunities for Trufan including business development, marketing, and advisory board services. Looking forward to what is coming with this new pivot.
Swish Goswami, Founder of Trufan , ATG Advisor
As a Founder of a VC firm, I am always looking for deal flow opportunities and the Athlete Tech Group will help me grow my entrepreneurial endeavours. I am nearing the end of my career and wish that the Athlete Tech Group was around earlier in my career to provide education and create business opportunities. I highly recommend other athletes get involved as soon as possible and take advantage of the events and opportunities created for us by us.
Angel McCoughtry , WNBA Player, ATG Advisor
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