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Founder / CEO
Niesha Butler is a basketball player, software engineer, and entrepreneur, best known as a member of the New York Liberty, sideline reporter for the Atlanta Hawks, and founder of S.T.E.A.M Champs. She is a Georgia Tech alumna, and has worked as a sideline reporter for various outfits including CBS Radio, MSG Network, and CUNY TV. Niesha was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Columbia Prep where she led the team to several Ivy League Championships. She broke New York’s record for points scored in a high school career for both men and women. She was named to the New York City’s All City Team four years in a row, the only person to do so since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Niesha has always had an entrepreneurial mindset since she started her first business selling t-shirts at ten years old. She founded her first tech company Sports DataBase Network in 2010. She went on to found the non profit organization Ballin Technologies where she teaches disadvantaged students coding, and prepares them for careers in STEM through a love of sports. She is currently working as CEO of S.T.E.A.M Champs, the first Black Woman-Owned Coding & Robotics Educational Center in the country.