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6 October 2018  13:10 - 13:30

Plenary Hall

Elite athletes have an outstanding potential to become successful innovators and entrepreneurs. In their sporting careers, they acquire invaluable skills of leadership, persistence, teamwork and a relentless pursuit of excellence that can be leveraged as they transition from active competition. This session will explore the available post-career entrepreneurial opportunities and how the Olympic Movement can empower and support Olympians to become entrepreneurs once they have retired from elite competition. Professor Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Laureate 2006) and an accomplished Olympian will provide insights into what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how Olympians can use the idea of social business to solve society’s greatest problems.

  • Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2006 & Founder, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh

In conversation with: Angela Ruggiero, CEO and Co-Founder, Sports Innovation Lab & four-time Olympian in Ice Hockey, United States

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