A Philadelphia Eagles linebacker who played for the winning side in the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl 2018 will touch down in Glasgow to coach Scottish entrepreneurs in the ways of winning next month.
Najee Goode’s two major tackles against the New England Patriots in the 2018 NFL final were pivotal in the Philadelphia Eagles’ first time Super Bowl victory.
Najee is also co-founder of VEEPiO, a mobile technology platform that has been dubbed “the future of ecommerce” by a leading US business organisation.
Najee and business partner, Jonathan Ohliger, will be sharing the stage at the Entrepreneurs in Residence event, Without Limits, on April 19th.
The football star is not the only sportsman who joins the line-up of top speakers. Former Scottish footballer Raymond Logan will also share the story of his journey from professional athlete to serial entrepreneur in a range of industries including financial services, technology and property in the UK, the US and the Philippines.
Further inspiration for the audience will be provided by speaker Judy Naake, investor and founder of the UK distributor of luxury celebrity tan brand, St Tropez.
Famous for bronzing more celebrity bodies than she’s had hot dinners, Judy first discovered the St Tropez tan when she was in her late 40s. She was so confident in her product that she sunk all her savings in to the business, leaving her struggling to pay her gas bill. Today, having sold the company a few years ago, she is reported to be worth an estimated £30million.
Judy will be joined at the event by her son, Lloyd Naake, who has also made his mark in the beauty industry, having founded Airbase, a silicone-based airbrush make-up brand sensation designed by Oscar-nominated make-up artist, Ann Buchanan.
Kylie Forrest, Without Limits organiser for Entrepreneurs in Residence and Director of KL Events, said: “You don’t have to know everything about American football to believe that Najee Goode and Jonathan Ohliger will be throwing a massive forward pass to the audience at Without Limits next month.
“Likewise, even those who have never had a fake tan in their life can expect to be warmed by the truly inspiring story of Judy Naake, who sold her St Tropez business for around £70million.
“Now more than ever it is essential for owners of Scottish companies to think big and internationally. Without Limits is just the sort of event that delivers the vision of success that entrepreneurs in Scotland crave as well as providing an unparalleled networking opportunity.”
Without Limits is a unique one-day event featuring entrepreneurs who will share their personal journey on Thursday 19 April at 200 SVS in Glasgow.