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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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Tags: ATP, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

12/19/97
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL

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Tags: HBO, Leagues and Governing Bodies, Showtime

12/18/97
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Tags: CBC, CFL, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Walt Disney

12/18/97
LEAGUE NOTES

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, WNBA

12/18/97
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, Sports Illustrated

12/17/97
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Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Cablevision, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA, New York Knicks, New York Liberty, Turner Sports

12/17/97
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

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Tags: ATP, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, WNBA

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