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Athletepreneur is a team of industry pioneers in sports and media with experience at Amazon, NFL, Deloitte, Vizio, and Legendary Entertainment.

Mike Fingado

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NFL Agent, Ex-Amazon

Mike is a seasoned NFL sports agent, fintech entrepreneur, and startup angel investor, with a rich background in both the startup ecosystem and the tech industry, including significant experience at Amazon. His career is underpinned by a competitive stint as a track & field athlete at Florida State University, where he also earned a Masters in Sports Management, and further enriched by an executive education in fintech from Wharton. Mike’s diverse experience has honed his expertise in navigating the intersections of sports, finance, and technology. 

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Brian Dzingai

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2x Olympian, IP Domain Expert

Brian is a seasoned financial professional with a rich background in financial services, having held positions at Deloitte, AllianceBernstein, and Aon. Recently, as a core member of Aon intellectual property solutions consulting team, the team utilizes machine learning to develop models that assist clients in monetizing their intellectual property. Brian is a Managing Principal for Dashstone BPO and is a co-founder of Athlete+, a fintech company. Brian is also a former two-time Track Olympian in 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing)

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Ryan Nugent

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Business & Legal Affairs Attorney

Ryan adds sports and entertainment law experience to the team. With experience serving as counsel within a major independent entertainment studio that grossed over $14B, he's used to taking the lead for merchandising, licensing and marketing agreements, and intellectual property infringement and enforcement matters. Ryan calls Los Angeles home, but is an avid Florida State fan (his alma mater).

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Emily Breunig

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Partner, Salmon Health

Emily is a serial founding team member and entrepreneur for multiple startups and brings the networking and organizational super powers to the AP group. Her unique ability for problem solving, community building, and ecosystem connection is vital to the team. Emily has worked in academic, industry and government positions in research, strategic development, business operations, event planning, fundraising and community engagement. Emily currently serves as Director of Operations for a small biotech startup, and Co-Founder at Salmon Health, an educational platform for athletes to make informed decisions about supplements. 

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Advisors

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

AP’s Advisors are investment partners focused on educating the community of athletes in the world of entrepreneurship, investment and business. 

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