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May 4 at 1:00 pm PDT | Sports and Entertainment: The Impact of Inclusion

May 4 at 1:00 pm PDT | Sports and Entertainment: The Impact of Inclusion

Sentiment is growing among leaders in sports and entertainment industries that they could contribute more to underserved communities through alternative financing such as FinTech, Web 3.0, and Venture Capital. The last two years have planted seeds of industry disruption that sets a dynamic new growth horizon for sports and entertainment. Owners, C-suite executives, and talent are seeking guidance to direct their efforts. Entertainment leaders, closer to audiences, are evaluating how traditional (real estate, banking) and innovative (Fintech, crypto) financial tools can effect change. These organizations have a rare opportunity to drive change by engaging specific financial services groups in devising and implementing creative community programs. In this public session, panelists will discuss drawing on new resources to engage sports and industry in providing opportunities for underserved communities, while meeting challenges of equity and inclusion.


Dhani Jones
Chairman, Qey Capital; former NFL player


Xavier Gutierrez
President, CEO, and Alternate Governor, Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club

Larry Marcus
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Marcy Venture Partners

Mikhael Naayem
Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Dapper Labs

Michelle Obeso-Theus
Founder and CEO at TWO11 Consulting, LLC

Hua Fung Teh
Group President, Group ONE Holdings