Rebecca LongawaPresident + Founder
Rebecca Longawa is the Founder and President of Happy Warrior, a consultancy firm, which draws upon the discernment built on years of experience, that is necessary to guide clients through the often-overwhelming world of branding and marketing. Rebecca has spent years working alongside professional athletes, sports teams and brands that align with them. She brings a keen understanding to the intersection of sports, technology and investment and how to leverage marketing strategies to further align them. She has a deep passion for building personal and corporate brands and strategically leveraging relationships to drive increased revenue. Throughout her 20+ years, she has worked with a variety of clients including: The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, Orlando Magic, NBA, Lakeshore Entertainment, Red Bull, Verizon, FedEx, Nike, Adidas, NorthRock Sports and Entertainment, OraTV and Elevar Gaming along with a number of professional athletes and entertainers. With a constant diligence to learn, she works as an Advisor to Stadia Ventures; the global Sports Innovation Hub for entrepreneurs, industry partners and investors, where she offers valuable insight and perspective on potential Stadia cohort sport-tech companies. Active in the Minneapolis and St Paul community, Rebecca curates a variety of exclusive events for clients centered on Business + Entertainment + Community. Rebecca is on the Nomination Board for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Social Media Committee for The Guthrie Theater and The Corporate Advisory Council for The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. She also serves as a Brand Mentor and Board Member to a number of sports-technology and esports startups.