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Daniel Hennes & Jake Olson, Co-Founders of Engage

Sports Business Secrets

Season 3 || Episode 463

Today’s guests are Daniel Hennes & Jake Olson, Co-Founders of Engage!

Daniel is the CEO, where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's day to day operations, partnerships, and sales. He also maintains a roster of athletes, celebrities, and speakers who he represents and advises on all aspects of their careers.

Jake is the President of Engage. In addition to this role at Engage, he travels the country sharing his motivational and inspirational story about battling cancer and overcoming adversity early and often in his life. At 8 months old, Jake was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma. The disease claimed his left eye before he turned one and after twelve years of battling this cancer, he lost his right eye in 2009.w

Daniel & Jake's worlds collided when they met as roommates in college, and as the saying goes, "the rest was history."

Today we talked about:

  • growing up playing sports and how it affected college decisions

  • how Jake didn't let being blind stop him from anything

  • the first time Jake & Daniel met as roommates at USC

  • an uncommonly known NCAA allowance: "the double life loophole"

  • some misconceptions about being blind & Jake's mindset

  • Jake's best friend and guide dog, Quebec

  • all about Engage & the services they offer

  • how NIL has opened up doors for athletes

  • and much more

Appreciate you tuning in. Hope you enjoy!

You can listen to the full episode by clicking here:


Connect with Daniel:

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Connect with Jake:

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Check out some of the services they offer:

Check out a few articles on Jake's story below:

Daniel and Engage Have Helped Armando Bacot Navigate NIL:


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