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Honoree Watch: Greg Norman's Search for the Next Great Sports Entrepreneur

Sent on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Memorial Tournament’s 2017 Honoree, Greg Norman, has partnered with the University of Miami to draw applications from around the globe to submit business ideas for the first-ever “Greg Norman’s Search for the Next Great Sports Entrepreneur.”

Greg Norman and his team of investors are on a worldwide search to discover the next successful entrepreneurs, inventors, creators and innovators in sport. Norman and the University of Miami are seeking applicants with a fantastic idea, start-up or already operating business looking to expand. If selected, applicants will have the opportunity to present to Norman and his panel at the University of Miami Sport Industry Conference on March 24, 2017 for a chance to receive the financial backing and investment needed to jumpstart their venture.

“I receive business plans, emails and letters from budding entrepreneurs looking for me to invest daily. So when presented with an opportunity to do this formally and with some structure, with the help of UM, it was a no-brainer,” said Norman. “As an entrepreneur and business owner myself, I find great satisfaction in giving others the chance to fulfill their dreams. This platform allows me to do just that and I look forward to hopefully investing in the next great undiscovered business.”

Those looking to pitch Norman must have a growing or emerging sports-related business, service or product and must register and pay to attend the University of Miami Sport Industry Conference. Four finalists will be selected and allowed a five-minute pitch followed by a 25-minute Q&A with Norman and the panel.

Timeline for application process is as follows:

  • Deadline to submit initial application: January 20, 2017
  • Finalists announced: February 10, 2017
  • Finalists’ business plans due: March 20, 2017
  • Greg Norman’s Search for the Next Great Sports Entrepreneur Pitch: March 24, 2017

Those with a sport-related business or product that could use financial backing are encouraged to apply at www.miamisportconference.com.

Additional questions can be directed to: UMiamiSIC@gmail.com


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