NFLPA Pitch Day gives diverse entrepreneurs a chance to present their startup businesses and products to an elite group of judges, athletes and investors.

Join us for the 6th annual Pitch Day on Thursday, April 28, 2022


Our mission is to improve the way we do business by empowering entrepreneurs who face barriers and inequities on a daily basis.

Our goal with NFLPA Pitch Day is to connect professional athletes with emerging entrepreneurs, specifically people of color, women and individuals from underrepresented groups. By aligning with the influence and marketing power of NFL players, Pitch Day provides these diverse leaders a platform to pitch their products and ideas – and take their businesses to the next level.

The 6th annual NFLPA Pitch Day will feature six startups led by diverse entrepreneurs who will pitch their innovative products and services to a panel of all-star judges.

Pitch Day 2020

Pitch Day 2020

Virtual Pitch Day 2021

Pitch Day 2021


Participating startups are competing for access to funding, mentorship and the NFLPA’s unique assets, which may include group licensing rights.

Pitch Day also features athlete-driven content around investment, entrepreneurship, innovation and diversity; the 2022 Young Entrepreneur Award; the opportunity to connect with attendees; and much more.



Are you a diverse entrepreneur with an early-stage business to present? Apply for the opportunity to pitch how your business aligns with the sports industry and your plan for leveraging NFLPA resources.

We are recruiting pitch companies in the following categories:

  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Experiential & entertainment
  • Gaming & tech innovation
  • Health & human performance
  • Youth sports

Pitch companies will be competing for a prize package that includes a combination of funding, athlete-marketing services and strategic consultations. Pitch Day will also provide pitch companies with networking opportunities to make valuable connections with VIP attendees including investors, business partners and athletes.


Partner with NFLPA Pitch Day to discover and support cutting-edge, early-stage companies who are positioned to disrupt the marketplace; plus connect with some of the finest minds in the sports and venture industry.​

Presenting and Champion sponsor packages are available to join us in this effort.​

Interested in learning more? Send me more information on NFLPA Pitch Day partnership opportunities.


This event is invite only. Attendees include professional athletes, business partners and executives within the sports, technology and investment communities.

Event details, including date are subject to change.