Isaiah Kacyvenski | Former American football linebacker for the NFL
Full-Time MBA Speaker Series
Isaiah Kacyvenski, former American football linebacker for the NFL and Harvard Business School graduate, talks with the Full Time MBA Program at Texas A&M.
Isaiah Kacyvenski’s Bio:
Isaiah’s diverse background includes earning two degrees from Harvard, playing in the National Football League for 8 years between, and achieving success as an experienced entrepreneur and investor.
Mr. Kacyvenski is currently a Founder and Managing Partner at Will Ventures, a venture capital investment fund focused on sports technology and the massive, adjacent market opportunities that it opens up (human performance, health and wellness, digital media, eSports, and more).
Isaiah is also a Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab, a leading market research and advisory firm delivering insights on intersection of sports and technology. The Sports Innovation Lab evaluates and identifies the technology products and services that will power the future of sports. The Boston-based, market research and advisory firm uses data analysis to reveal compelling stories that mobilize global partnerships among startups, investment capital firms, and corporate influencers. Prior to Will Ventures, Isaiah was the Managing Partner at Blue Star Innovation Partners, an investment capital fund led by serial entrepreneurs and expert operators across a variety of verticals.
Isaiah was formerly the Global Head of Business Development at MC10, a cutting-edge conformal electronics company based in Lexington, MA, where he was involved in the conceptualization, product development, and business development of wearable technology products in Biomedical Research and Consumer applications-- including Sports and Fitness.
Isaiah is also an individual investor in, and advisor to, over 25 companies in technology, sports, biotech, consumer, media and sports medicine. Isaiah also has 7 technology patents to his name.
Isaiah serves as a Fellow at the Harvard Innovation Lab, where he focuses on guiding sports technology opening up large, adjacent markets. Isaiah is also the Chairman of the Sports Advisory Board for the Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University. Isaiah serves on the Executive Board of the USC Center for Body Computing as well as the National Advisory Board for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Isaiah is also a member of the NFLPA Health and Safety Committee, where he has served for over 5 years.
Isaiah was also the subject of an NFL Films profile about his rise from poverty to the NFL that received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Long Feature.
He was also featured on an Oprah Winfrey show titled "Why They Beat the Odds".
Isaiah holds a Cum Laude Pre-Medicine Bachelor degree from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.