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    Date submitted
  • 29-Aug-2018

Winter Athlete Foundation

Abstract

We have formed a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to assist current and aspiring Winter Olympic athletes.

The organization will create a network by which these athletes can receive professional mentorship, resume assistance, career assistance, and college application guidance.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Our customers will be people, corporations, or foundations with an interest in the success of future American winter olympic athletes. We will be serving all athletes who participate in winter olympic disciplines.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Our organization would solve the problem created by the modern “olympic” culture. Many winter olympic athletes and aspiring athletes struggle to pursue academics or a career during, and after, their athletic careers. Due to the immense time commitment and energy required to become elite in any of these sports, athletes are often discouraged when attempting to pursue beneficial non-athletic activities and programs. Our program will provide the resources to incentivize, and ease all these programs and processes.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Our greatest strength is the commitment of our team. This includes our core of directors and assistants, as well as the many olympic athletes who have pledged us their support. Additionally, the extended network of olympic athletes

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We first plan to make a website under the url “WinterAthlete.org," and use it as the base of our operations. We will then use the fame of several of our high profile athlete-collaborators to advertise the program and its cause. We then will establish a donation and merchandise platform on the website where people can either donate money, or purchase merchandise with the profits contributing to donations. To build the network, we will use our current professional connections to identify willing volunteers.