Over PNE’s 15 year history, the PNE brand has evolved by teaching active and former NFL players the value of networking. The network started by inviting 10 players and 10 corporate executives to a lounge owned and operated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Chidi Ahanotu. Each year an active or former player has served as the host in hopes of adding players serves as the host and executives to the PNE Network. Former players such as Ryan McNeil (San Diego Chargers), Robert Porcher (Detroit Lions), Dave Krieg (Seattle Seahawks) and active players such as Karlos Dansby (Cleveland Browns), Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers) and Chris Harris (Denver Broncos) have aligned with the brand to advance a personal or business objective.
Highlights of PNE 2016 event include (1) the PNE Roundtable where silicon valley and diversity experts will engage high school, college, professional and retired athletes regarding career opportunities related to STEM (science, technology, engineering & math), (2) Gridiron Game Plans where players pitch funding proposals to a panel of potential investors; (3) the 10k’s of Personal Branding workshop designed to teach participants how to enhance their personal brands; (4) Handle Your Business, our live four-hour Internet radio broadcast featuring player-owned businesses and private foundations; and (5) PNE’s Responsible Social Media Challenge where event attendees are provided with a free social media audit and encouraged to tweet a positive message during the event.
Our PTSD Strategy (posting, texting, streaming, downloading) will increase as we approach the event, which is scheduled to take place from 12-6pm at San Jose State University (SJSU) on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Athletes, corporate executives and business owners are strongly encourage to click on the following link to join our network: https://pneinfo.com/get-connected/.