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Are You Ready for Your Next Big Play?

Professional athletes today have the unique opportunity to leverage their hard-earned personal brand to realize value even after retirement. Developed in partnership with sports professionals, these two unique programs at Columbia Business School help you realize your next big play.

Learn how to evaluate investment opportunities and build a portfolio for optimal financial returns at Venture Investing for Professional Athletes and get equipped with the tools you need to put your business ideas into action at Entrepreneurship for Professional Athletes.

Hear from Our Program Team

“We are all working hard to make a positive impact on society, and the resources and energy professional athletes bring to the table as entrepreneurs or investors can have a transformative effect on our future.” — Erica Duignan Minnihan, Managing Partner at 1000 Angels and Columbia Business School graduate

“We’re excited to partner with Columbia to provide current and former athletes tools to navigate the venture space successfully so they can complement the intangible skills and assets that have separated them as elite level performers and competitors.” — Marques Colston, Managing Partner at Dynasty Digital and Super Bowl Champion with the New Orleans Saints

For a first look at programs, hear from past participants of the Venture Investing for Professional Athletes program in this video: 

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