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BIO:

Alli is an award-winning television journalist, former college golfer, Miss Virgin Islands 2005, and the founder and CEO of Ocean Prospects, a sports tech startup to help Caribbean athletes connect with college coaches for NCAA scholarships. Alli’s philanthropic work also includes promoting junior golf with the USVI Golf Federation.

Allison Bourne-Vanneck

Project description:

Alli’s project is a website and app designed to connect aspiring college athletes in the US Virgin Islands and worldwide with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) coaches and recruiters in the US. It’s a one-stop shop where athletes can showcase their video reels, sporting highlights and athletic achievements. The idea is that athletes can be “an ocean away” and still show coaches their talent, desire and readiness to play college sports in the US.

Social/Web

Ocean Prospects Website: https://www.oprospects.com/
Olympic news article: https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-young-leader-allison-bourne-vanneck-reaching-out-across-the-ocean
VI Source article: https://stjohnsource.com/2020/07/08/v-i-women-of-color-share-their-experiences-in-expanding-tech-industry/
Let’s Talk About Sports (Facebook live forum with USVI Senator Janelle Sarauw) https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=329685774905554&ref=watch_permalink
Accelerate VI (Demo Day video): https://www.acceleratevi.com/2020-demo-day

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