NBPA Hosts “Tech Day LA” Experience for Current and Former NBPA Members

NBPA Hosts “Tech Day LA” Experience for Current and Former NBPA Members

A one-day experience, Tech Day LA will give current and former NBPA members an opportunity to learn about emerging technologies and connect with industry executives 


LOS ANGELES, CA, July 28, 2022 – The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced the launch of Tech Day LA, its newest career development program for players taking place today in Los Angeles, CA. Led by Noah Lichtenstein, Founder and Managing Partner of early-stage venture capital firm Crossover VC, the NBPA’s Tech Day LA program has been designed to provide member participants with an engaging and comprehensive opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand the inner workings of the technology industry.

Through the Tech Day experience, member participants will tour a selection of venture-backed technology companies in the Greater Los Angeles area to meet with the teams building some of the most exciting emerging products in technology, gain insight into the day-to-day operations of technology businesses at various stages of scale, and attend a networking dinner at the end of the day with a curated group of tech founders and executives. Among the technology startups member participants will be visiting are aerospace innovator SpaceX, live video commerce platform Whatnot, and robotic delivery startup Coco.

Beginning in 2016, the NBPA has hosted various programs, summits, and experiences for current and former players interested in product development, careers, and investment opportunities in the technology industry.

 “Tech has always been an area of interest for our members and we believe this experience is a great learning environment for them to gain insight into this ever-evolving industry,” said Deborah Murman, the NBPA Director of Career Development. “We have designed this program in a truly experiential fashion, giving our members an opportunity to see first-hand how companies in robotics and e-commerce operate on a day-to-day basis. I am really excited to launch this program and give our participants a practical experience to maximize their platforms off the court.”

“I've been proud to lead the NBPA's technology programming since 2018, and it's been amazing to see the level of excitement and interest from the players when it comes to learning about new products, investments, and business opportunities within this growing sector,” said Noah Lichtenstein, Founder and Managing Partner of early-stage venture capital firm Crossover VC. “There's no better way to learn about tech than to meet the founders, demo the products, and engage with the teams behind the latest innovations, and we have designed the NBPA's Tech Day experience to do just that.”

Note - Site visits at SpaceX, Whatnot, and Coco as part of the NBPA Tech Day experience are closed to outside media.

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