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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to simplify NIL by building powerful and easy-to-use tools that help every athlete maximize NIL opportunities — regardless of the sport they play, how they pursue NIL, how much time they want to dedicate to NIL, or how many followers they have.

Our platform makes it really easy for athletes to market themselves, get discovered, and build their personal brand. We give athletes their very own 'website' — and all the tools to grow & promote it — that instantly shows businesses, fans, and other supporters all of the different ways they can connect and collaborate with them. We currently serve ~15,000 student-athletes across all sports & divisions and are proud members of the NIL ecosystem.

Service Provider Differentiators

No involvement in deal-making process (exclusive focus on marketing and brand development)

Entirely free to join for the athlete

Athletes don't have to use our product to benefit. (contact us to learn more)

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NIL Verified Business Report: FanWord
Percentage of Business that Is NIL Focused: 95
Certifications and/or Licenses:

40+ partnerships with athletic departments in brand development, education, and content creation

Founder(s)/CEO(s): Christopher Aumueller
About the Founder(s)/CEO(s):

Chris is a former DI student-athlete from Germany. As a tennis player for the Huskers, he developed a strong passion for helping athletes build & grow their personal brands to also highlight the 'human underneath the jersey'. Chris started FanWord in 2018 and currently helps thousands of athletes build, market, and monetize their personal brands. Chris earned his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Year Founded: 2018
2022 College Athletes on Platform: 5,000

As NIL grows rapidly and enters 2024 as a billion dollar industry, more brands are jumping in and reaping the benefits of college athletes promoting their products or services. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that only the biggest and most popular athletes can deliver campaign results. Here, College Athlete Influencers explores why that’s not the case and how brands can maximize their ROI through college athlete influencers.

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