I'm an athlete and entrepreneur who has spent most of my life on the basketball court. I have an unmatched passion for the game of basketball, and am attempting to use sports as a vehicle to bring about positive change in kids around the world.
My latest venture, Krossover, uses technology to raise the level of competition amongst sports teams, while also allowing student athletes to get smarter, get recruited, and create a storehouse of memories from their best days.
I was a part of the JV Basketball Team at the University of Pennsylvania where I also earned a BS in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, and Entrepreneurship. I am a struggling blogger, musing incoherently about topics ranging from business & technology to team-work & sports.
In what little free time I have, you can find me at the Reebok Sports Club on New York City's Upper West Side, shooting hoops and thinking about hitting the weight room.
Sports have a way of bringing people together in ways that nothing else can. They are the common denominator between the rich and the poor, the black and the white. Sports are also a teacher of life. Sports elicit passion, emotion, and the desire to be the best.
It is because of these unique characteristics of sports that they can facilitate change. Having spent the majority of my life on the basketball court, I can truly say that I am who I am today because of the lessons that the game has taught me. It is my goal to help people move forward by using sports as a stepping stone.
I am also a big believer in the fact that successful business people have a lot in common with athletes, and in fact the best business leaders were once athletes. To that end, I hope to inspire more kids who just missed the cut of going pro, to instead put their passion and dedication towards being business owners.
In addition to motivating people through sports, I am an entrepreneur, an avid blogger, a gym rat, and an aspiring novelist. My latest venture is the culmination of my three passions - Sports, Technology and Business. Check it out at www.krossover.com.
I'm pretty easy to get hold of. I usuall reply within 24 hours (as long as you're not trying to sell me something). Shoot me an email or connect with me on a social network. Don't bother using the form below - it's just there to look pretty.
vbk at alumni dot upenn dot edu