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Insurance for sneakers? St. Paul startup may have answer for high-end collections

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While scrounging through a house he and his wife had purchased, St. Paul native Phil Terrill found about 10 pairs of Michael Jordan signature basketball shoes that were left behind.

Click here to read the story at startribune.com.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What is entrepreneurship?
  2. What is a startup?
  3. Why is funding important to a startup company?
  4. What are some different ways a startup can generate funding?
  5. Who is SoleSafe?
  6. Describe the company based on what you learned in this news story.
  7. According to information from this story, what is one way SoleSafe generated funding?
  8. What is an “accelerator” program and why would the Minnesota Twins be involved with one?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.

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