If you watched NFL football any time from 2006 through 2014, you’ve likely heard the name Kamerion Wimbley. Wimbley was a nine-year NFL veteran who played for the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans. He played his college ball for Florida State. Now, fast forward to 2018 and Wimbley is an established entrepreneur whose passion for business is easy to admire.
Wimbley’s business, KW Growth Holdings LLC, is the parent company to many ventures and projects that he is involved with under the KW Growth Holdings umbrella. The former NFL star has broken into many different fields and industries, such as tech, athletics, apparel, restaurant, pets and more, and is always looking for the next big opportunity. He is also a very community-oriented person.
StartupNation had the opportunity to sit down with Wimbley for an exclusive interview, and pick his brain about entrepreneurship, sports and the similarities and differences between the two.
Check out our Q&A conversation with the athlete turned entrepreneur below:
What has football taught you, and what lessons did the sport teach you that you’ve carried over to the business world?
You have to really focus on being intelligent and smart. It kind of ties in with what characteristics (New England Patriots head coach) Bill Belichick, who I met with before going to the NFL, looks for in football players.