Female Founder, B2C, Minority Founder, Entertainment, Music
Expected Close Date
April 30, 2023
Number of Employees
Short Term Debt
Cost of Goods
Long Term Debt
Key Deal Facts
FIRST & ONLY Performing Arts Hub dedicated to 7.5M college/HS performers similar to 480K NCAA athletes generating $14+B
500,000 performing groups in more than 25 genres, including theater, a cappella, DJ, gospel, step and comedy
Proven monetization plan in place across live/virtual events, sponsorship, uniforms, NIL & IMDb/LinkedIn-type community
Valuable OWNED trademark: UpStaged, National Collegiate Performing Arts (NCPA) TM & National High School Performing Arts
Most similar business: Varsity Spirit Cheer, sold to Bain for $750M, and only one performing genre, compared to our 25+
Wall Street exec CEO conceived and built acclaimed U. S. Sports Film Festival and entertainment & education businesses
Executive team from Disney, Nike, Elite Models, Starbucks, Marvel, McKinsey and more
25 savvy entertainment, media and Wall Street investors, including Lead Investor CEO builder of the Marvel Experience
Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Stephan Hartman Founder, Chairman & CEO Founder/creator of the US Sports Film Festival. Past executive positions include PE, banking & Law at Apollo Management, Houlihan Lokey, & Lehman Brothers. Graduate of Penn (BA), Wharton (BS), Villanova (JD), and Kellogg School of Management (MBA)., Victoria O Duruh Founder and Chief Talent OfficerRenowned fashion/model industry talent agent, casting director & producer. Former Elite Model Management director. Worked with celebrities & athletes. Premier branded clients incl Lancôme Int., L’Oreal USA, Teen & L’Uomo Vogue & Sports Illustrated., Peter May Founder and Lead Counsel Internationally recognized higher-ed & emerging companies’ attorney/general counsel advising on partnerships, business structures, complex contracts, intellectual property matters. Extensive nonprofit board charitable service. Yale (BA), BU Law (JD)., Jeff Gibb Chief Operating OfficerJeff has sat on the Boards of Directors of several entertainment related programs and venues. He has over 20 years of experience at premier law firms, where he practiced transactional and sports law., Alexa Johns Marketing & Project DirectorAlexa is a visual artist who endlessly creates personal works of art, supplementing her work across industries including event production, sales, photography, & advertising., Lisa Mar Strategic AdvisorLisa is an international management consultant experienced in strategy, operations and change management. Previously with Starbucks, Yum! Restaurants and The Economist. Northwestern (BS from Medill) and Kellogg School of Management (MBA).
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