NFL Vet's ed-tech platform Postseason, a game-changer in athlete empowerment, wins the Founders Live pitch competition. Serving 2,500+ members, it equips athletes with tools for life beyond sports, guiding their journey to find new purpose post-career.

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Postseason: An In-depth Look

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Beltsville, MD
Offering Date
April 23, 2024
Expected Close Date
June 28, 2024
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Company Description

The motivation to start Postseason stems from a deeply personal journey, one that began in the aftermath of a professional sports career.Postseason was founded in June 2021 by Jelani Jenkins, a retired NFL linebacker who spent five years in the league, including four seasons with the Miami Dolphins. Jelani found his passion through navigating his mental health struggles. After dedicating 15 years of his life to mastering the linebacker position, he felt lost and frustrated, not knowing where to put his energy. The transition from being an athlete, where identity, community, and purpose are clearly defined, to navigating the uncertainties of life beyond sports can be profoundly challenging.This experience, marked by the struggle to redefine purpose and identity, laid the foundation for Postseason. Jelani's vision is “to empower all athletes to be fit for life after sports.” Our mission is closely tied to this narrative. Postseason is not just about offering products or services but about filling a significant void many athletes face when their careers end. It's about leveraging the discipline, teamwork, and leadership skills honed on the field into new arenas. The company serves a greater purpose by providing a platform where athletes can discover their next passion, connect with a supportive community, and access resources tailored to their unique journey toward personal and professional growth. Beyond our offerings, Postseason aspires to make a global impact by changing the narrative around athlete transitions, highlighting the potential for success and fulfillment in life after sports. We envision our brand as a catalyst for change, supporting individual athletes in their personal growth journey and inspiring systemic shifts in how the sports industry prepares athletes for their futures. In essence, Postseason's impact extends far beyond the immediate benefits of its services. It embodies a movement towards creating a world where every athlete can approach the end of their sports career not as an end but as the beginning of a new, equally rewarding chapter. This vision drives our brand to impact the world significantly, transforming athletes' lives and perceptions of their potential post-sports.

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Jelani Jenkins Founder & CEO 5-year NFL Vet and Certified Performance and Mindset Coach Jelani Jenkins built his coaching practice in response to his challenges after retiring from the NFL. His methodology emphasizes Self-Discovery and Self-Mastery to help athletes overcome their subconscious limitations and achieve their goals quicker, easier, and with more fulfillment. Jelani has been featured in Forbes, Times, Start-Up Showdown Top 5 finalist, Notable Speaker, and Advisor & Board Member of notable organizations. He is also a 2008 Franklin Watkins Memorial Award Winner and 2023 Founders Live Athletes All-Star Edition Winner. Frances Garcia Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer Frances Garcia, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Postseason App, leverages her experience as a former Division 1 volleyball player and her extensive background in growth marketing and brand strategy to support athletes in transition. With a prosperous career that includes FOX Sports Regional Networks roles and collaborations with professional athletes, social media influencers, and startups, she excels in crafting strategies that enhance brand visibility and growth. Her work extends beyond her professional duties to significant community service, notably with the Los Angeles non-profits; her recent MBA from Pepperdine University underscores her strategic acumen. Frances' unique combination of athletic insight and marketing expertise drives her impactful contribution to sports advocacy and community engagement. Karen Baldeschwieler Zenagos Business Advisor Karen Baldeschwieler brings a wealth of expertise to Zenagos as an advisor, with over two decades of experience in online learning development and operational scaling. Her leadership as Chief Learning Officer at Everspring resulted in notable digital projects with prestigious institutions like the University of Kansas and Santa Clara. Dr. Baldeschwieler's extensive career includes leadership roles at UniversityNow and the Los Angeles Film School, and she was instrumental in pioneering Kaplan's first online programs. An accomplished author in education and career development, her impressive educational credentials include an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University, underlining her profound impact on online education. Star Jackson Head of Education and Community Star Jackson, VP of Education and Community, is a long-time educator. She has worked within the educational and nonprofit sectors for over 14 years. Jackson received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s in Education from Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administrative Policy.

Amount Raised : $1,500
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