In 2020, entrepreneur and executive Nick Palazzo founded NP Ventures, an advisory firm and incubator designed to assist emerging founder partners in the sports, technology, and media industries, as well as to create and make its own investments into new companies. With in-depth expertise in technology, content development, live-event execution, and business operations, Nick Palazzo offers his portfolio companies and partners comprehensive strategy, investment, and marketing opportunities to further their growth. He facilitates new connections with potential partners that include the industry's most iconic brands and influencers.
Nick Palazzo is an industry recognized entrepreneur and marketing innovator appearing in numerous publications and broadcast programs, including The New York Times, the “Today” show, Mediaweek, MIN, Folio, Sports Business Journal, Forbes and Adweek, and is a frequent keynote and panel speaker at sports, media and technology industry events. Earlier in his career, Nick Palazzo was featured as a “C-Level Visionary” by Folio as part of its annual Folio:40 list of media industry influencers and innovators, which included President Barack Obama. Palazzo was also featured in the acclaimed book Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking The World of Business.
A graduate of Harvard University, where he finished as one of the football program's all-time leading rushers and scorers and a key member of the first undefeated championship team since 1913, Nick Palazzo is passionate about expanding the possibilities available to today’s student-athletes from under-resourced areas.
He created the 2x2 Foundation (www.2x2foundation.org) to support a variety of sports, health, and fitness programs to benefit young athletes in their schools and communities. The foundation also offers access to scholarships that can help young people transform their lives through new educational, faith-based and sports opportunities.
Nick Palazzo was also a nominee for The William V. Campbell Trophy aka the “Academic Heisman”, the most prestigious and desirable academic award in college football. The trophy recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.
Nick Palazzo is a proud #girldad with four daughters.