Olin Sports Business Summit




On Friday, September 14th from 8 AM to 3 PM in Emerson Auditorium within Knight Hall, the Olin Business School is pleased to welcome you to our 4th Annual Olin Sports Business Summit.  

The Summit is our kickoff event ahead of the 2018-19 Lacob Family Business of Sports Speaker Series.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM  (To visit the program's website, click here)

The Business of Sports program within the Olin Business School has been generously underwritten by the Lacob family.  As such, we are deeply indebted to Joseph Lacob (majority owner of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association), and his sons Kirk (Assistant General Manager of the Warriors, and Vice President of GSW Sport Ventures) and Kent (a 2015 Wash U alum, and General Manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors).  

The Lacob family's generosity has created numerous impactful educational and learning experiences for our students, such as (1) new academic programming, (2) sports immersion trips to network with sports industry executives in major sports markets like Los Angeles and New York, (3) internship stipends which have allowed students to pursue work experiences domestically and globally, (4) numerous guest speakers who have visited Wash U, and (5) our annual Olin Sports Business Summit.  

In addition to the Lacob's considerable support, we also wish to thank other key contributors to the success of our program.  The Theofilos family, Steve Horowitz, Bill Squadron, Bill Mendel, Ken Borkan, Sean Wallis, and Rick Schlesinger are among the many friends of Olin who have dedicated time and/or resources to help ensure the growth of the program.



Our Speaker Faculty for this year's event will offer a great variety of content, covering topics including:


- Brand Strategy and Strategic Marketing;

- Business Development;

- Business Analytics;

- Franchise deals and valuations;

- Sports law topics, including the recent legalization of betting and how leagues are addressing;

- And an important conversation about workplace dynamics in sports in the #metoo era.


Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Olin Sports Business Summit.  Game on!


NOTE:  The seating capacity within Emerson Auditorium is limited to 300.  Thus, the first 300 people who registered for the event will be assured a seat.  Anyone who registers after the 300th registrant will still be able to watch the event, but will likely have to view the event from Frick Forum located just outside Emerson Auditorium.