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One-of-a-kind podcast from Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt where we interview professional athletes about the business ventures they pursue off the field. The Game Plan both highlights success stories and discusses the challenges that current and retired athletes face in approaching their next chapter. By bringing these stories to life, we hope to provide a more open and honest look into what makes our guests "more than an athlete". Brought to you in partnership with SportTechie.

The Game Plan Jay Kapoor, Tim Katt

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    • 4.9 • 117 Ratings

One-of-a-kind podcast from Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt where we interview professional athletes about the business ventures they pursue off the field. The Game Plan both highlights success stories and discusses the challenges that current and retired athletes face in approaching their next chapter. By bringing these stories to life, we hope to provide a more open and honest look into what makes our guests "more than an athlete". Brought to you in partnership with SportTechie.

    Vernon Davis — New Routes and Creative Streaks: How Former NFL Tight End Unlocked Full Potential Through Acting and Investing

    Vernon Davis — New Routes and Creative Streaks: How Former NFL Tight End Unlocked Full Potential Through Acting and Investing

    As an athlete, Vernon Davis was a dynamic tight end who could line up anywhere and prove to be a mismatch for all three levels of the opponent’s defense.

    He spent the majority of his career with the San Francisco 49ers before winning a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 2015 and finishing his career with the Washington Football Team. Over 14 seasons, Davis appeared in two Pro Bowls and led the league in receiving touchdowns in 2009.

    Today, Davis has found his footing as both an actor and investor. He is the host of MTV’s The Challenge: Double Agents Reunion Part 2 and appeared in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars shortly after his retirement from the NFL. As an investor, Davis has gotten behind the beverage brands Riff and Path Water.

    About The Game Plan
    The Game Plan is a weekly podcast hosted by venture capitalists Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt. The show features professional athletes and their business interests beyond sports.

    You can follow us on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news and updates, to recommend guests, and for bonus content! Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital.

    Question? Comment? Story idea? Let us know at hello@thegameplan.show

    • 36 min
    Avery Johnson — How "The Little General" Compounded Success From NBA Player to Coach to Private Equity Investor

    Avery Johnson — How "The Little General" Compounded Success From NBA Player to Coach to Private Equity Investor

    As a point guard, Avery Johnson played in the NBA for 16 years. He achieved the pinnacle of success in 1999, winning the NBA title as the floor leader of the San Antonio Spurs.

    In 2004, Johnson retired from the game and moved up the bench transitioning from active player to assistant coach. Shortly after his start in coaching, Johnson found success as a head coach, leading the Dallas Mavericks to the 2006 NBA Finals. That same year Johnson was rewarded with NBA Coach of the Year honors, and became the fastest NBA head coach to win 100 games. He would later go on to take head coaching roles with both the New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and the University of Alabama. At each of those levels, Avery Johnson learned the key traits of resilience, perseverance, and effective management that serve him off the court today.

    Today, “The Little General” has moved beyond coaching and into business as a successful real estate investor. In early 2020, Johnson formed Avery Capital where he focuses on investment opportunities exclusively tied to the General Services Administration or “GSA”; an independent government agency that manages federal property.

    • 42 min
    Will Allen — The Rooney Rule for Venture Capital: How A Former NFL Safety Empowers Diversity in Startups

    Will Allen — The Rooney Rule for Venture Capital: How A Former NFL Safety Empowers Diversity in Startups

    After winning a national championship and being a consensus first-team All-America selection at Ohio State, Will Allen was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 and went on to play in the NFL for 12 years, most notably with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Off the field, Allen has been driven by two things: his desire to help others and to keep learning. In 2008, he established the Will Allen Foundation to provide resources for underprivileged youth around academics and education. Allen has led by example, taking on a number of internships and continuing ed programs at both Harvard and Northwestern.

    In 2008, Allen made his first investment in a real estate opportunity. Despite the financial crisis, the investment paid off and kicked off Allen’s career in investing. Today, Allen is a partner at the newly formed Magarac Venture Partners, a fund focused on backing historically overlooked founders, such as those in the Midwest and women and minority entrepreneurs.

    About The Game Plan
    The Game Plan is a weekly SportTechie podcast hosted by venture capitalists Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt. The show features professional athletes and their business interests beyond sports.

    You can follow us on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news and updates, to recommend guests, and for bonus content! Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital.

    Question? Comment? Story idea? Let us know at hello@gameplan.show

    • 50 min
    Dave Scatchard — From NHL Hockey Player to Life Coach Transforming the Way People Live

    Dave Scatchard — From NHL Hockey Player to Life Coach Transforming the Way People Live

    As a hockey player, Dave Scatchard played more than 650 games in the NHL, and he is best known for his time with the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders. He delivered when it counted most, recording hat tricks in two postseason games for the Islanders.

    Hatchard’s career on the ice was cut short due to concussion-related trauma. The physical, mental and emotional toll put him in a downward spiral. After years of therapy at the Mayo Clinic, he was unable to find a way to reconcile the damage that had been done to his body.

    Fortunately, he hired a life coach, which eventually led him to closely follow Tony Robbins and other motivational speakers. Hatchard embraced a new way of thinking that transformed his life. So much so that it has led him to his second act as a peak performance coach. Today, Dave Scatchard is the CEO and founder of All Star Coaching.

    About The Game Plan

    The Game Plan is a weekly SportTechie podcast hosted by venture capitalists Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt. The show features professional athletes and their business interests beyond sports.

    You can follow us on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news and updates, to recommend guests, and for bonus content! Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital.

    Question? Comment? Story idea? Let us know at talkback@sporttechie.com

    • 48 min
    Dave Anderson — How Former NFL Wideout Turns Data Analytics into "Ballspeak" as CEO of Breakaway Data

    Dave Anderson — How Former NFL Wideout Turns Data Analytics into "Ballspeak" as CEO of Breakaway Data

    Dave Anderson finished his senior season at Colorado State in 2005 with the most receiving yards in the Mountain West Conference and was later drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round. He went on to play in the NFL for six seasons.

    After football, he went to business school at USC Marshall and earned his MBA in Data Sciences. This launched Anderson into his second act, working with sports properties, athletes, and teams to help them better understand, incorporate and monetize their data.

    Today, Anderson is CEO of BreakAway Data, a sports analytics company that he incubated in late 2020 out of his sports performance advisory business Gains Group. BreakAway Data was developed in partnership with Gains Group clients such as the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    About The Game Plan
    The Game Plan is a weekly SportTechie podcast hosted by venture capitalists Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt. The show features professional athletes and their business interests beyond sports.

    You can follow us on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news and updates, to recommend guests, and for bonus content! Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital.

    Question? Comment? Story idea? Let us know at hello@thegameplan.show

    • 44 min
    Jay DeMerit — Underdog Story of Positivity & Perseverance That Fuel This Former EPL Captain's Content Aspirations

    Jay DeMerit — Underdog Story of Positivity & Perseverance That Fuel This Former EPL Captain's Content Aspirations

    Jay DeMerit was not a household name in American soccer when he first started his professional playing career. As a matter of fact, he was not even drafted or signed by any Major League Soccer clubs following his graduation from college in 2001.

    When most athletes would have called it quits, DeMerit doubled-down on his professional soccer aspirations and moved to England in an attempt to find a club to play for. Despite this uncommon approach to becoming a professional athlete, DeMerit found his way onto a club in the ninth tier of English soccer.

    From Southall, DeMerit underwent a meteoric rise through the ranks of English Soccer, eventually finding himself with Watford. On May 21, 2006, in the play-off final, DeMerit headed in the game's first goal and was named Man of the Match as Watford gained promotion to the Premier League by defeating Leeds United 3–0.

    DeMerit not only achieved his dream of playing in the Premier League, he went on to cap for the USMNT 25 times, including a CONCACAF Gold Cup win and appearances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In 2011, DeMerit was also the first player signed by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for their entrance in MLS, where he played four seasons.

    This non-traditional journey of professional success now fuels DeMerit off the pitch as the founder of Rise + Shine; a masterclass-type platform catered towards Gen Z.

    About The Game Plan
    The Game Plan is a weekly SportTechie podcast hosted by venture capitalists Jay Kapoor and Tim Katt. The show features professional athletes and their business interests beyond sports.

    You can follow us on Twitter (@thegameplanshow) and Instagram (@gameplanshow) for show news and updates, to recommend guests, and for bonus content! Follow co-hosts Jay Kapoor (@JayKapoorNYC) and Tim Katt (@Tim_Katt) for all things sports, media, tech, and venture capital.

    Question? Comment? Story idea? Let us know at talkback@sporttechie.com

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

Shaps717 ,

Informative and Entertaining!

Jay and Tim really know the industry well and bring out the best in their guests. Great show for anyone in the industry or looking to learn more!

Karthik6457 ,

A must listen!

Absolutely love this podcast! The hosts are amazing and provide great insight into the life of a particular guest speaker and how that can bring us so much advice and assistance today. Especially since I’m a huge sports fan and interested in entrepreneurship, this podcast covers it all and is perfect at anytime wherever you’re playing basketball or doing some work.

Ktando ,

Wow. Best pod!

Sports. Business. Insights. This is such a good podcast! I learn a lot in each episode and find it really entertaining.

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