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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Derek Jeter visits Goldman Sachs technology conference in Vegas

11/22/14, "Derek Jeter plays ball with tech honchos," NY Post, Stephanie Smith

"Could Derek Jeter be the next tech mogul? After launching his new sports Web site, The Players’ Tribune, the retired Yankee captain made the rounds at the Goldman Sachs technology conference in Las Vegas.

Jeter has made some noise with several stories on the Tribune, a site the lifetime .300 hitter describes as “a place where athletes have the tools they need to share what they really think and feel.”

It’s where Tiger Woods recently expressed disgust with a satirical column by golf writer Dan Jenkins [“Journalistically and ethically, can you sink any lower?” Woods said], and where Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a devout Christian, said he was a bully in grade school.

“I threw kids against the wall. I rubbed their heads in the dirt at recess. I bit them. I even knocked teeth out,” Wilson wrote in an essay.

Last week, Jeter spoke on a panel with Kim Posnett, Goldman’s head of global Internet investment banking, at the powerhouse Wall Street firm’s annual Vegas tech confab.

He was also spotted chatting up star Jessica Alba, who was a panelist with her Honest Company co-founder Brian Lee at an after-party at the Hyde Bellagio. Alba’s company is prepping to go public with a $1 billion valuation.

In December, Jeter will also discuss business with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban at a charity breakfast hosted by Steiner Sports at the Hudson Theater in New York

“Witness history as the two trade secrets to their success, talk startups and reminisce about becoming a champion,” the site says of the breakfast.

Meanwhile, in Vegas Thursday night, Jeter partied with girlfriend Hannah Davis, his sister Sharlee, and buddies Tino Martinez and CC Sabathia at Tao nightclub for what looked like a retirement party.

He was also spotted out at Surrender Nightclub in Encore at Wynn after signing copies of his book “Excellence and Elegance.”

A rep for Jeter didn’t get back to us."

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