Pro athletes' playing days are numbered.
NFL and NBA players average 3.5 and 4.8 years respectively, with most leaving the game while in their twenties.
When these athletes retire from professional sports, either through injury, circumstance or choice, they might have made enough money for retirement, but are typically not prepared for what comes next. They face a future without a coach, identity, team or purpose, often for the first time in their lives.
Fortunately, athletes have a myriad of transferable skills including discipline, determination, grit and the zeal to push through failure or adversity to reach success. These are the skills that can help them define the next chapter in their life.
BLVCKOPS is the training ground and innovation engine for pro athletes committed to accelerating their impact and earning potential off the field or court. Together we focus intensely on cultivating and leveraging the skills, resources, and connections necessary to thrive during and after one's playing days.
SpeedBuild is an accelerated business building experience where hackathon meets think tank, culminating in a lively pitch competition. Designed to give participants a real taste of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and key member of a startup, BLVCKOPS carefully crafts each SpeedBuild program for maximum impact to
Our main objective, through immersive and experiential learning, is to introduce the fundamentals necessary for bringing ideas and ambitions to life while also providing a framework for better evaluating opportunities ahead.
This customized, accredited, education program provides real-time application of knowledge, tools and technology to EMPOWER athletes to make better business decisions.
Backed by statistics, the professors at the Institute for Innovation Engineering know that business success is not random. There are reproducible scientific lessons and laws that, when applied with diligence, can help you win more, lose less and make more money with your investments.
This interactive, experiential, class will teach you the fundamentals of a successful business by showing you how to think deeper about business opportunities. You will also APPLY the teaching to real life opportunities and/or ideas that you are considering investing in.
The BLVCKOPS team will meet with you to understand your vision, goals, and objectives. What are you passionate about, what makes you tick? Based on these learnings we will go to work building out your strategic plan for potential business endeavors.
Once the plan is set we provide resources, networking, and coaching to help bring your ideas to life!