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Jordan Fliegel

Managing Director, Techstars Sports Accelerator

Jordan Fliegel is a serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor, focused on the sports industry.

Entrepreneur: Founder & Chairman (and former CEO) of CoachUp.com, the leader in the sports coaching industry backed by $13M in venture capital, and in partnership with NBA 2X MVP Stephen Curry; the former co-CEO of Draft.com (sold to Paddy Power Betfair PLC for $48M in 2017); and the former Chairman of Athletes of Valor (acquired by CoachUp.com in 2018).

Angel Investor: Managing Director of the Techstars Sports Accelerator, which he launched in 2019. HQ’d in Indianapolis, the accelerator is backed by a consortium of local sports organizations: the NCAA, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Sports Corp, Indianapolis Colts, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Managing Partner of Founders First, an angel fund which invests $50,000-$100,000 in early-stage startups. Since 2012, he has backed over 50 companies, with a gross enterprise value circa $3Billion.

Team Owner: Led group that bought a 20% stake in the New Zealand Breakers (Australian National Basketball League’s 4-time Champion), along with co-investors including NBA all-stars Shawn Marion and Barstool’s Dan Katz. In 2019 the team made international headlines by signing RJ Hampton, a projected top 10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

Philanthropist: In 2012 he helped launch Power Forward International, a 401C3 charity that provides free basketball camps, clothing and meals to students in Haiti, and helps secure scholarships at U.S. prep schools for talented Haitian student-athletes. In addition to Haiti, he established a $500,000 donor advised fund for local charitable giving in his hometown, via the Boston Foundation.

Personal: A dual US/Israeli citizen, and former pro basketball player, Mr. Fliegel earned a B.A. in Philosophy & Government from Bowdoin College, and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Coaching Up! (Wiley & Sons, 2016), with a forward written by NBA champion Shane Battier, covering lessons learned in leadership from the locker room to the board room. Along with his co-founders he has been awarded Inc “30 under 30” and Forbes “30 under 30” in America, Boston Business Journal “40 under 40,” and finalist for New England Entrepreneur of the Year.

Tuesday, November 12

Featured Interview

An Entrepreneur’s Thoughts on Developing a Successful Business and the Tech Trends He’s Watching Closely

Moderator: Abe Madkour, Publisher & Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal

Jordan Fliegel, Managing Director, Techstars Sports Accelerator