The Athlete Platform was started after seeing these problems far too often:
1) Athletes' voices being dismissed and silenced (example: "Shut up and dribble!" -per a Fox News Anchor).
2) Athletes being forgotten after their playing years (example: 78% of NFL players go bankrupt in 2 years, 60% of NBA players go bankrupt in 5 years. -per a Sports Illustrated research).
We strive to be a conduit for change that gives athletes a platform to share best practices and expand their network. We challenge the status quo and encourage authentic conversations that drive real impact.
The Athlete Platform hosted 3 live events (pre-pandemic) in New York City, which were very well received in the sports & entertainment community. Our first virtual event will showcase trendsetter athletes in technology, media, venture capital, and social impact as well as provide an exclusive networking opportunity for selected guests.