TechCrunch announced today that two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors point guard, Stephen Curry, will be speaking onstage for the first time ever at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco on Tuesday, September 13th at 5:30pm PT, where he’ll talk about his roles as a tech startup investor, philanthropist and athlete.
In addition to having the most three-pointers in a season and leading the Warriors to the finals in back-to-back seasons, Curry is also an avid philanthropist and tech startup investor. Curry has a window on the startup world through his role in Slyce, a content management platform that empowers brands to leverage talent through content distribution and analytics.
“TechCrunch is thrilled to welcome Steph Curry to the Disrupt Stage in San Francisco this September,” said Ned Desmond, TechCrunch COO. “In addition to his record-breaking performance on the court, where he supports Nothing But Nets, Curry is also disrupting the tech industry by investing and involving himself with startups like Slyce.”
TechCrunch and Curry are partnering at Disrupt to support a cause that fights one of the oldest and deadliest diseases: malaria. Curry is a champion of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a global movement to save lives by fighting malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. The campaign raises awareness, funds, and voices to protect families most vulnerable from this preventable disease. Over the last four years, for every three-pointer Curry made he donated three life-saving bed nets.
“I am excited to be able to share the impactful work of Nothing But Nets with the TechCrunch Disrupt attendees,” said Curry. “Having the opportunity to continue to raise awareness and funds for the cause with such a creative and innovative audience is incredibly important to finding a solution to malaria.”
Directly following his onstage appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Stephen Curry will join the Nothing But Nets team and TechCrunch for an intimate onsite fundraising event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Stephen, get a photo with the NBA MVP and help fight the scourge of malaria in Africa. The intimate reception will include a 15 minute Q&A moderated by sports journalist Rick Reilly who wrote the Sports Illustrated column that launched Nothing But Nets 10 years ago. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Nothing But Nets, and donations are tax-deductible. Attendance is limited to 50 and tickets can be purchased at www.nothingbutnets.net/techcrunchdisrupt.
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Nothing But Nets
Disrupt SF TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2016 is TechCrunch's annual conference in San Francisco. The format combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where some 30 new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 1000 applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is Sept. 12-14 at Pier 48.
About Nothing But Nets
Now in its tenth year, Nothing But Nets is a global campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a disease which claims the life of a child every two minutes. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Nothing But Nets has raised $60 million to help deliver nearly ten million bed nets to families in need, along with other crucial malaria interventions. In addition to raising funds for its UN partners, Nothing But Nets raises awareness and voices to advocate for critical malaria funding for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It only costs $10 to help save lives from this deadly disease. Visit www.NothingButNets.net to defeat malaria.
About The United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.