Professional athletes today are aware of the unique opportunity they have to leverage their hard-earned personal brand and relationships into off-the-field endeavors to realize value even after retirement.
Developed in partnership with sports professionals, the Entrepreneurship for Professional Athletes program is designed to provide them with both the framework and the tools required to validate and launch new business ventures. From for-profit to nonprofit venture, this program helps participants put together the game plan needed to realize their vision and mitigate execution risk.
Participants will validate an actual business idea during the course of the program and develop the materials needed to successfully execute and recruit the right team of partners and investors.
The program features top Columbia Business School faculty, who bring cutting-edge research and business theory, as well as a speaker lineup of founder and investor guest speakers. By the end of the program, participants will have expanded their professional network and built a comprehensive tool kit for validating their business idea and pitching it to investors and partners.
Participants spend two weekends on the Columbia Business School campus in New York City and receive live-streamed digital content during the four weeks in between modules. Learn more about the program structure.