Ep 03: Anwar McQueen
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Cooldown Conversations host, Paxton Ballard, sits down with former collegiate and professional basketball player, Anwar McQueen founder of TEAM.
Anwar McQueen grew up in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington D.C., raised by his single mother in the 1980s, during the height of the crack epidemic. His talent and drive as a basketball player offered him a path to different opportunities in the form of a full scholarship to UC Berkeley, where he played alongside future NBA legends like Jason Kidd, Lamond Murray, and Shareef Abdur Rahim. Anwar realized that basketball wasn't his only path to power and, after a coaching career and earning his Master’s in Sport Management, became an executive at Hudl. He helped develop the sports software company into the biggest player in the U.S. market.
In founding TEAM, Anwar is building on two decades of experience in the Bay Area as a technology executive, and on his own firsthand experience of urban poverty to help underrepresented youth see the technology field as a potential home for their talent, ambition, and commitment to social change.
Connect with Anwar -
IG: @amcqueen14 + @weareteaminc--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cooldownconvos/support