When Beachum isn’t in the trenches on Sundays, the Southern Methodist graduate is leveraging Linkedin to broaden his network in the venture capital and technology space, which includes deep interests in everything from drones and robotics to aviation and artificial intelligence. He has been a staunch supporter of programs centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and their ability to provide complimentary means of education to what students are learning in the traditional classroom setting. During his recent community football camp, Beachum included tech-based gadgets in hospitality bags as a way to say thanks to teammates and NFL friends who assisted. Beachum, who recently spoke at the U.S. News STEM Solution conference in San Diego this summer, is an investor in venture capital fund Next Play Capital. Also a board member for the NFLPA’s OneTeam Collective, Beachum has formally or informally worked with the likes of Chevron and NASA, two companies where relationships have initiated and developed via Beachum’s use of social media.
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