- June 12, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
When former NFL teammates Michael Griffin and Brian Orakpo decided to dip their toes into entrepreneurship, they knew they wanted to go about it differently. The former Pro Bowlers saw the hands-off, detached approach some athletes take in their investments and recognized they needed to be more attentive about the steps they took to ensure success.
“The only people that really have your best interests at heart is yourself,” says Griffin. “So we agreed to start this business, we all agreed that it wasn’t going to be any significant others, it wasn’t going to be family, it was going to have to be us three that run and operate our store.”
The two Titans teammates lived up to their pact. After playing his last down in 2016 and getting his degree from the University of Texas, Griffin planned to open a franchise of Gigi’s Cupcakes in Austin, alongside Orakpo and their longtime friend Bryan Hynson.
Courtesy of The Cupcake Guys
Their cupcake venture…