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Provides Educational Resources
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Company Website:
Mission Statement:

Engage digitizes the process of talent making money doing what they enjoy.

Year Founded: 2019
Founder(s)/CEO(s): Jake Olson (President) Daniel Hennes (CEO)
About the Founder(s)/CEO(s):

Jake Olson is an 8 time cancer survivor, and became the first completely blind football player in Division I history when he long snapped for the USC Trojans against Western Michigan. Daniel Hennes was his random freshman year roommate at USC and they built Engage together to solve inefficiencies they dealt with in booking Jake's speaking engagements and appearances.

Services Offered:
  • Brand Building
  • Facilitate Brand Partnerships/Sponsorships
  • Business Formation Assistance
  • Career Development
  • Coaching Opportunities
  • Compliance Reporting/Disclosures
  • Content Production
  • Contract Vetting
  • Digital Strategy
  • Fan Engagement
  • Financial Management
  • Group Licensing
  • In Person Event Facilitation
  • iOS/Android Mobile App
  • Legal Support
  • Logo Creation
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Monetization Ideation + Strategy
  • NFT Creation
  • Public Relations/Crisis Management
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Social Media Management
  • Tax Guidance
Other Services Offered:

Agent vetting for athletes preparing to go pro

Top Brands Affiliated With:

Smile Direct Club, Leaf Trading Cards, Athletic Brewing, Continental Tires, Whistle Sports, Cornerstone Caregiving, Wildcard Sports

Cost for Athletes:

% of deals negotiated

Cost for Brands:

% of deals negotiated

Estimated Number of College Athletes in 2021: 21-40
Quote from the Company:

Engage is a digital marketplace designed to make money for athletes, not off of them. Jake Olson was one of the only college athletes ever allowed to monetize his NIL before July 1st, 2021. This experience led to us creating Engage as a platform that not only facilitates deals, but also provides guidance, advice and support to all of the athletes on the platform.

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