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Former Indiana Pacer, Antonio Davis, Brings Web-Based Education and Financing Platform to Indianapolis

Former Indiana Pacer, Antonio Davis, Brings Web-Based Education and Financing Platform to Indianapolis

Playbook Investors Network creates access to capital for WBE, MBE, VBE and LGBTQ business owners

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indiana Pacer Antonio Davis, Orlando Magic front office assistant and former Toronto Raptor Tracy McGrady, former NFL wide–receiver Damian Williams, three-time Olympian Darvis “Doc” Patton, former Los Angeles Laker and NBA coach Butch Carter, and Diversity in Promotions Chief Operating Officer Jesse McRae will announce the national debut of Playbook Investors Network (PIN) in Indianapolis Oct. 11 – 12.  PIN is a web-based capital and education platform that creates access to capital for minority, women, veteran and LGBTQ-owned businesses. PIN founder and CEO Rodney Woods will also be on hand for the national launch.

The launch will include a special presentation of PIN Global News, a weekly broadcast featuring business experts and athletes in a business roundtable discussion. The program will stream live at Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET and can be viewed in person at the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC) headquarters, 2126 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis. Following the broadcast there will a private networking event for Mid-States MSDC certified MBEs and investors.

“There is a disconnect between minority businesses and access to capital. The reason I created PIN was to educate diverse businesses on how to gain access to capital and educate investors on how to connect with and invest in successful diverse businesses,” said Woods. “As it relates to athletes and entertainers, PIN educates them on opportunities to become owners in successful diverse businesses and create jobs in our own communities.”  Carolyn Mosby, President/CEO of the Mid-States MSDC said, “We are very excited to partner with PIN to offer this new platform and resource to our MBEs.  In addition to the opportunity for diverse suppliers to gain access to capital, the technology platform and the business resources available through their online portal is unlike anything I’ve seen.”