Early Charm Ventures to Partner with B&N Enterprises to Assist Entrepreneur-Focused Pro Athletes

The partnership aims to leverage Early Charm’s commercialization expertise

with B&N’s network of professional athletes interested in launching business ventures

September 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD – Early Charm Ventures, a venture studio that converts science to business, today announced the launch of a partnership with Washington, DC-based B&N Enterprises to collaborate in the marketing and delivery of commercialization services for professional athletes interested in commercializing their own technology and innovation-based ideas.

Under the partnership, B&N Enterprises and Early Charm will market commercialization and related entrepreneurial support services to professional athletes – covering all sectors of the professional sports industry – who have ideas for technology-based innovations with commercialization potential.

The partnership aims to leverage Early Charm’s team expertise and skill – across a range of industry sectors – in commercializing technology and innovation, such as with manufacturing, financing, IP management, marketing and sales. B&N Enterprises will bring its business, marketing and networking skills to work in finding professional athletes who are interested in commercializing their business ideas and launching entrepreneurial growth companies.

"Any time we get the opportunity to partner with creative, passionate and motivated people, we jump at it,” said Ken Malone, Managing Director with Early Charm Ventures. “So, it was obvious to me right away that we needed to partner with the B&N team.”

“More professional athletes than ever are willing to become entrepreneurs, putting their ideas and personal brands into play,” said Robert G.L. Newkirk III, founder and Chief Strategist of B&N Enterprises. “Our goal with this partnership is to build a seamless bridge between athletes and academia and foster technology transfer within these two sectors. This partnership will help entrepreneur-minded athletes have a better chance of commercializing their ideas via an expert framework for company formation, launch and operations.”

About B&N Enterprises:

B&N Enterprises is a boutique Research and Development firm founded in 2014 with a focus on Intellectual Property Ideations. Our primary sectors are 5g Enterprises, Artificial Intelligence, Haptic Applications, Graphene-enabled textiles and Genomics. Currently, our business trajectory is based on a novel platform called HuFi™ – Human Fidelity™ – as a baseline for future innovations. Our endgame is bringing athletes and academia to a common ground for collaborative innovations. Learn more: www.apexiv.space

About Early Charm Ventures:

Early Charm Ventures is a venture studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. Our best successes come from teaming with entrepreneurial-minded faculty who are rooted in tools for drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision. Ultimately, we bring to the table our deep experience co-founding companies with leading researchers. With these exceptional people and their ideas, we partner with them to advance or even create whole new industries. Learn more: www.earlycharm.com

Media Contact:

Ken Malone

Early Charm Ventures