The Warriors' Stephen Curry and former New York Yankees player Derek Jeter have founded their own startups, while Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks launched a venture capital fund focused on finding the next big thing.
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, an experienced tech investor, is spearheading the event.
Slyce, a startup co-founded by Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, helps pro athletes manage their social media posts and coordinate them with the brands they work with.
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"Increasingly our players have shown an interest in technology and venture capital and sports wearables and that whole world, and so we wanted to provide them with an opportunity to get educated," said Roger Mason Jr., deputy executive director of the National Basketball Players Association.The connections players make at the summit may help them forge a second income or start a new, post-NBA career, which experts say could keep them from joining the scores of athletes who spend excessively, invest poorly and end up broke after hanging up their jerseys.
Bryant Barr, right, CEO and co-founder of Slyce, talks with investor Michael Spector during a meeting at Slyce in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday, July 15, 2016.