We are excited to bring to you the Athlete365 Business Accelerator, a three-stage entrepreneur journey funded by Olympic Solidarity that will provide you with the platform to kick start and then supercharge your idea.
Why Athlete365 Business Accelerator?
Our main objective with this programme is to provide business and entrepreneurship basics to athletes, to help you to understand what it takes to start a business – from the initial idea to the business plan and then on to financial planning. If you already have a business idea and the necessary skills, perhaps you don’t need help, but the course is there to give the basics to those of you that feel you do, or are curious to learn more.
- Start with a free-to-use, six-lesson online course on entrepreneurship.
- Follow a guided step-by-step process to draft a good first business idea, regardless of your current experience.
- Successful applicants will be invited to attend a two-day workshop to develop their business plan and participate in a four-week mentorship programme.
- Ten athletes will receive six months of accelerated mentoring with business experts from the Yunus Sports Hub network.
Does your business idea need an extra push to get started? The Athlete365 Business Accelerator is free-to-use and provides you with the fundamentals to plan your idea. If you successfully complete the programme, you’ll be invited to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in an expert-led workshop, where you can further hone your skills alongside other athlete entrepreneurs.
Course and next steps
The Athlete365 Business Accelerator will help and guide you over the coming months in your pursuit to set-up your own business in a sustainable way, taking into account the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The first step
Our six-lesson online course provides you with business and entrepreneurship basics to help you to understand what it takes to start a business, from the initial idea to the business plan and then on to financial planning. It is long enough to give you the information, but not so long that it is overwhelming. We provide the coaching, but ultimately it’s up to you to train using our exercises and tasks and then put it into practice.
The next step
Once you’ve completed the six online lessons, selected athletes will be invited to come to one of our five workshops based in different locations around the globe. These will bring aspiring entrepreneurs like you together to hone your business ideas.