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2015 NFL: BM&E Program Day 1.5

Hello to all of my fans! I'm back!!! For those of you who don't know who I am, my name is Josh Martin. I'm a third year outside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, and I'm here to blog about my experience as a participant in the 2015 NFL: Business Management & Entrepreneurial program at the Wharton School of Business in San Francisco (...yeah that's a lot). Now that the formalities are out of the way....

This. place. is. awesome! The past day and a half have been filled with invaluable lectures and presentations offering an abundance of information. We've learned a lot stuff so far, and met a lot of great people. For example, are any of you familiar with the company Integrate? Or, its co-founder and CEO Jeremy Bloom? Besides being a presenter this week, Jeremy is an accomplished entrepreneur and professional athlete. After having a legendary professional skiing career (US Skiing Hall of Fame...cough cough) and a career in the NFL, Jeremy entered the tech start-up world which eventually led to the development of Integrate, a successful cloud marketing platform. He's obviously a busy guy, and he's only one example of the many wonderful people I've had the pleasure of meeting this week! NFL Hall-of-Famer Ronnie Lott was here today!

And, that is exactly why I'm here. These programs offer a means to build meaningful relationships off of the field, relationships that lead to opportunities after football is all said and done. I'm thrilled to be back this year, and I'm looking forward to sharing more of my experiences with you over the coming days. Tomorrow we visit Facebook, Google, and Luxe, so I'll be sure to take lots of pictures! Until then...


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