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FOR SPORTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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Program Partner

Launched in 2013, Canva is a free online visual communications platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design. Featuring a simple drag-and-drop user interface and a vast range of templates ranging from presentations, social media graphics, posters, apparel to videos, plus a huge library of fonts, stock photography, illustrations, video footage, and audio clips, anyone can take an idea and create something beautiful. In sport, speed and precision are everything—whether competing in the middle of a field, or in the boardroom for sponsorships. Canva helps you create, manage, and deliver content with unmatched speed, ease, and brand consistency.

Mentorship League Partner

Through the Mentorship League in collaboration with Twitter Sports, each Creators of Color cohort member is matched with a mentor, ally, and peer with the goal of creating more diverse networks for future leaders in sports and entertainment. As part of the partnership, each month Hashtag Sports and Twitter Sports host a live audio conversation on Twitter Spaces. The series— called "Creators Corner"—provides an authentic environment for open dialogue and discussion about the experience of being a creative of color in sports.

Supporting Partner

Founded in Israel in 2011, Minute Media’s portfolio now consists of 6 global sports and entertainment brands - all of which are powered by Minute Media’s proprietary publishing platform. This technology is also leveraged by third party publishers, powering their digital content destinations while servicing their business and operational needs. Minute Media is committed to evolving and embracing a culture of diversity, belonging and authenticity by educating themselves and cherishing each other's differences.

Supporting Partner

As a valued member of the community, the Vikings are known for their commitment to outreach and charitable work through the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and support for high school and youth football programs, wellness and nutrition. The Vikings organization prides itself on its competitive spirit, strong work ethic and civic involvement and is dedicated to creating memorable experiences for its fan base around the world. This unwavering commitment to excellence has perpetuated the Minnesota Vikings respected footprint not only in the NFL but in all of professional sports.

Supporting Partner

Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and a pioneer and leader in athlete and personality representation and management. With more than 800 employees globally, Octagon manages/influences billions in worldwide sponsorship rights fees and activation. We work with hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients, more than 800 Athletes & Personalities clients, and manage more than 13,000 events per year. Leading stakeholders in the sports and entertainment world continue to look to Octagon to provide leadership in understanding fans’ passions and how these insights can build more effective, efficient and measurable marketing programs.

Supporting Partner

OneTeam Partners is the only company in sports that specializes in the collective licensing rights of professional and collegiate athletes. OneTeam is committed to helping athletes and Players Associations maximize the value of their platforms, with a focus on group licensing, marketing, venture investing, and content. The OneTeam media group is a one-stop content and production partner for brands and athletes looking to create sports-lifestyle content that amplifies authentic athlete interests and passions.

Podcast Partner

Since 2000, WorkInSports has been widely recognized as the #1 source for jobs in the sports industry. With over 8,000 sports employers nationwide actively posting their latest openings, WorkInSports has helped thousands of job seekers follow their passion and discover their dream career in sports—while providing them with resume-matching technology, a sport management degree directory, and valuable career advice articles and podcasts.

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CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO


Hashtag Sports® is the premier event & education destination for content creators, brand marketers, and next generation of talent across the converging sports, entertainment, and gaming industries.

Our mission is to reimagine the next decade of the fan experience by creating a rising tide that educates, empowers, and connects an industry that reflects today's multicultural fans.

Join us in leading the dialogue and development of a sports entertainment ecosystem powered by content, culture, and purpose.

CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO


Hashtag Sports® is the premier event & education destination for content creators, brand marketers, and next generation of talent across the converging sports, entertainment, and gaming industries.

Our mission is to reimagine the next decade of the fan experience by creating a rising tide that educates, empowers, and connects an industry that reflects today's multicultural fans.

Join us in leading the dialogue and development of a sports entertainment ecosystem powered by content, culture, and purpose.

CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO


Hashtag Sports® is the premier event & education destination for content creators, brand marketers, and next generation of talent across the converging sports, entertainment, and gaming industries.

Our mission is to reimagine the next decade of the fan experience by creating a rising tide that educates, empowers, and connects an industry that reflects today's multicultural fans.

Join us in leading the dialogue and development of a sports entertainment ecosystem powered by content, culture, and purpose.

SUPPORT CREATORS OF COLOR


Hashtag Sports is committed to working with partners who share in our values and mission, and each of our sponsors plays an active role in challenging the status quo to effect positive change. A portion of all sponsorship proceeds goes directly back to our creators.

Join brands and organizations like Canva, State Farm Arena, Atlanta Hawks, and Ceek VR in investing in The Engagement Academy's mission to create a more inclusive, equitable, and engaging future across sports and entertainment.