Announcing the TPI Transition Academy

Incubator, venture studio, and mentorship network for athlete-owned businesses

New York, NY -- The Players Impact (TPI) and Transition Sports & Entertainment(TSE)  have opened its submission period for the 2020 TPI Transition Academy, an incubator, venture studio, and mentorship network for athlete-owned businesses. This initiative culminates in TPI’s Athlete Entrepreneur Elevation platform where these founders pitch for capital. 

Current and former professional and Olympic athletes, as well as former NCAA Division I athletes are eligible to submit a proposal for the Academy at Application period will run between May 4 and May 25.

Up to five finalists will be chosen by a committee partially made up of professional athletes, including TPI Partner and Managing Director Marques Colston and TSE Co-Founder Keith Bulluck.  Announcements will be made June 1.

Selected applicants will receive exclusive access to planning sessions with industry leaders that will focus on, among other things, go-to-market strategy, fundraising & venture strategy, marketing/PR, creative direction, pitch review, focus groups, and more.

Founded in 2017, The Players’ Impact (TPI) is an organization built for entrepreneurial-minded athletes. Comprised of more than 200 professional athlete-members, TPI offers a foundation of support in the form of connections with industry experts, early-stage business resources, investment opportunities and more. To these core resources TPI strives to connect every athlete, entrepreneur and investor. The primary goal of TPI is to build and sustain the wealth and success of each and every one of their athlete-members in a targeted, cooperative way.

Transition Sports & Entertainment is a strategic and creative agency specializing in work with athletes and sport and entertainment-focused companies.  Transition’s team features a collection of experts who have found proven success within various professional categories including business, financial, marketing and communications, social media, and visual arts.  This year, Transition acquired SporTech Ventures, a global sports technology firm which empowers athletes through investment, incubation, and experiential opportunities, to complement its existing capabilities.