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NFLPA Partners With Tech Companies, Venture Capitalists To Create Business Accelerator

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 06 / 16

The NFLPA has partnered with several tech companies, venture capitalists and marketing agencies to create a new business accelerator targeting emerging sports-focused companies. The new OneTeam Collective will seek to use union intellectual property and access to NFL players as a key tool to help de...

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06/29/98
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06/29/98
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