Who said NBA players and tech don’t mix?!
Following their recent NBA Champion win last week has it been announced that Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry have launched the inaugural The Players Technology Summit, presented by Bloomberg.
According to KNBR, The Players Technology Summit will bring together top leaders in the technology, venture capital and sports industries to exchange ideas and share expertise in an educational and empowering forum. The summit will take place August 14-16, 2017, in San Francisco, CA.
The Summit will include a wide variety of discussions, panels and interactive networking sessions focused around allowing athletes to take control of their careers as business professionals. Athletes will be able to bring their power and influence to the tech conversation with CEOs, execs, and industry leaders.
The goal of The Players Technology Summit is to create a platform to create opportunities between athletes and executives interested in taking part of the power and potential in technology, entrepreneurship and investing.
Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry are well experienced within the tech industry. The two NBA champions have been at the forefront of navigating the worlds of venture capital and technology within the Bay Area. With their team’s mainstay being in Silicon Valley, Iguodala has built a diverse portfolio of companies including TruMid, Thrive Global, Casper, Walker & Company, Hingeto and The Players Tribune.
NBA MVP Stephen Curry is a co-founder of the marketing automation startup Slyce, and an investor in web and mobile application companies including Pinterest. Curry also serves as a regular panelist at notable industry events while building Stephen Curry 30 Enterprises.
“Playing in Silicon Valley’s backyard has exposed me to information and resources that I’m excited to share through the Summit,” says Stephen Curry. “Whether you’re thinking about your first move into entrepreneurship or investing, or perhaps already a veteran in the space, it’s about surrounding yourself with the right team and putting in the work to always be improving as a professional.”
“I’ve been fortunate to learn from some of the best in the tech and venture capital business and have put those learnings to work,” says Andre Iguodala. “The Players Technology Summit is about sharing those learnings and relationships and building a lasting impact.”
Brad Stone, the senior executive editor at Bloomberg Technology spoke on the new venture.
“Once content to watch each other from the sidelines, professional athletes and Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs now realize they have a lot to learn from each other. I’m excited for Bloomberg to present The Players Technology Summit and to see where the conversation goes this year.”