The Athlete365 Business Accelerator is designed to help you take your first steps in the entrepreneurial world and turn your idea into a genuine business opportunity.

You will be introduced to the basics of entrepreneurship and given the tools and confidence to take the first steps towards developing your initial ideas.

Get started by signing up to a free, three-hour online bootcamp where you can discover if entrepreneurship is for you.

About

Does your business idea need an extra push to get started? The Athlete365 Business Accelerator is a three-stage, free-to-use entrepreneurial journey funded by Olympic Solidarity, which will provide you with the tools to kick-start and then supercharge your idea. Attend an exclusive virtual workshop with us, take our online course, and apply to receive mentoring from experts around the world.

THREE-STAGE JOURNEY

1

Kick-start your business by signing up to our three-hour virtual bootcamp for an introduction to the Athlete365 Business Accelerator.

2

Turn your idea into a genuine business plan with our six-lesson online course, where you’ll also be invited to connect with other athlete entrepreneurs by joining online hangouts and taking part in challenges.

3

Accelerate your business with one-to-one coaching from a local mentor within your region, and monthly online training from experts around the world.

More information to follow.

Athlete365 Business Accelerator
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FAQs

It’s for athletes and Olympians, whether retired or still competing, who have come up with an idea for a business or have already started their own business.

The first two phases are delivered in English, French, and Spanish. If you reach the accelerated mentoring stage, you may have the opportunity to connect with a mentor in another language.  

Our objective is to provide you with a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and what it takes to start a business – from the initial idea, to developing a business plan, to assessing your financial positionEven if you already have a great idea, the Athlete365 Business Accelerator will enhance your skillset and answer your questions on how to take the next step.  

Specifically, you’ll learn how to formulate your idea, create a pitch deck, craft an elevator pitch, and develop your business plan. We’ll also discuss social business and how you can set up your business in a sustainable way, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

You’ll start with a three-hour virtual bootcamp that will introduce you to the Athlete365 Business Accelerator and its benefits for you and your business. The second stage features a six-lesson online course designed to help you turn your idea into a genuine business planand includes online hangouts and challenges that will allow you to connect with athlete entrepreneurs. Finally, 30 successful Olympian applicants will be given the opportunity to accelerate their business through one-to-one coaching with a local mentor within their country, along with monthly online training from experts from around the world.  

1. Virtual bootcamp

Kick-start your business by signing up to one of our three-hour virtual bootcamp for an introduction to the Athlete365 Business Accelerator. Choose your language and time zone.

Zone A
Region: Asia Pacific
Language: English
Date: Wed 5th May
Time: 08:00 – 11:00 CET

Zone B
Region: Europe & Africa
Language: French
Date: Thurs 6th May
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 CET

Zone C
Region: Europe & Africa
Language: English
Date: Wed 5th May
Time: 14:00 – 17:00 CET

Zone D
Region: America
Language: Spanish
Date: Thurs 6th May
Time: 17:00 – 20:00 CET

Zone E
Region: America
Language: English
Date: Thurs 6th May
Time: 19:00 – 22:00 CET

2. Take the course
Your first steps
Testimonials
I am so grateful for the Athlete365 Business Accelerator. Anyone who has an idea in their head should sign up to it.
What the Athlete365 Business Accelerator workshop in New York really emphasised was that as Olympians, we have the power to make a difference in society.
The whole experience – from the online course and workshop right through to the mentoring – has been wonderful. To any athlete thinking of starting their own business, I can only say don’t hesitate to enrol.
The Athlete365 Business Accelerator really opened my eyes to different ideas on how to run a business. I learned far more than I expected to.