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Austin

Get to Know the 50 Finalists for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event

By | Jan 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With SXSW less than two months away, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and conference enthusiasts from around the world are beginning to book flights, reserve hotels, and pack their bags for more than a week of engaging talks, exciting exhibits, and enough celebrity intrigue to make you pass…

Sports

Cleveland

Here’s How to Watch the World Series Without Cable

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians kicks off tonight and it will be one for the books. The Cubs will be trying to smash a 108 year championship drought while Cleveland will try to become the second city in…

Sports

3 Sports Tech Startups Win NFL Funding to Address Safety Concerns

By | Feb 6, 2017 at 3:35 pm

For years, the NFL has had to own up to accusations of unsafe play. With retired players developing the symptoms of CTE and the increased amount of injuries to current players, the future of football is constantly in flux. The NFL understands that safety is…

Sports

The Top 20 Super Bowl Ads on YouTube Since 2008

By | Feb 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

During the TV time outs there’s a growing tradition that occurs on Super Bowl Sunday that everyone can enjoy, the Super Bowl ads. Each year, upcoming companies and big brands spend millions of dollars trying to capture the viewer’s attention in between the whistle. YouTube recently released their…

Sports

Houston

Watch Super Bowl 51 for Free Without Cable

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm

I just became a cord cutter a few weeks ago, and it was very liberating. Until, of course I realized that, even with a Sling TV subscription, there may not be a way to watch Super Bowl 51 from home. But alas – some good news! This year,…

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Startups & Apps

NYC

Magnises, a Community for Young Professionals, Launches SportsPass

By | Dec 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Founded in 2014 by Billy McFarland, Magnises is a community specifically created for young professionals. It unlocks their city for them by delivering an exclusive experience covering nightlife, culture, sports, live events, and professional life. This community gives its users several benefits, like VIP…

Trends

The 2016 Mobile Year in Review from Mobile Futures

By | Dec 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm

It’s no secret that mobile has become the golden goose of the technology world. Everything from business practices and ecommerce transactions to video content and financial endeavors are taking place on these handheld devices and the startup world has taken notice. But with so…

Marketing

Detroit

How to Close Deals Using a Field Sales Approach

By | Nov 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Today’s sales cycle is dominated by the use of online tools. But if you’re not getting the traction you need, going into the field is a great way to get to know your customer. The Varsity News Network (VNN) didn’t initially plan on building a…

Drones

ESPN to Broadcast the Drone Racing League Series [Infographic]

By | Oct 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Drones have become one of the most integrated technologies in recent memory. Between camera drones used in the entertainment industry to inspection drones used to manage construction projects, these little flying devices have become the latest tech fad. With their persistent usage in almost every…

Sports

Miami

Former Tennis Star Pairs Recreational Athletes with Bvddy

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Everyone loves playing sports with a partner. Former ATP World Tour tennis player Pedro Ast faced the problem of finding players of the same skill set for pick-up games when he left the tour. Most of the men he played with moved away or…

Sports

63 Percent of Sports Tech Companies Were Created After 2011

By | Oct 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm

According to a pretty comprehensive look at the sector from Top Tier Capital, a venture capital specialist managing niche-focused funds of funds, sports tech is on the rise. They also broke down the sector by niche, offering a look inside which types of tech within the…

Sports

Chicago

How the Cubs Could Improve Their Jumbotrons’ User Experience

By | Oct 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of a historic run through the playoffs. Between having the best record in the regular season and mounting one of the biggest comebacks in playoff history agains the San Francisco Giants, the Cubs are poised to make…

Sports

3 Ways to Watch NFL Games Without a Cable Subscription

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm

As the most watched sport in the country, football has taken over an entire day of the week. And if you haven’t noticed, the NFL has made sure that you can’t watch their games without having a cable subscription or fancy streaming package. If you’ve…

Sports

Data: The Real Winner at the Olympics

By | Aug 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm

The Olympics are without a doubt the largest sporting event in the world. Between the dozens of sports, the thousands of athletes, and the millions of fans, this three-week athletic spectacle brings people together to cheer on their home nation on the grandest stage…

Sports

Could eSports Eventually Be Featured in the Olympics?

By | Aug 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

In recent years, eSports have taken the world by storm. Not only have gaming tournaments popped up all over the world with prizes in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, eSports events have started being televised on major networks. And while sitting at a…

Infographics / Images

Olympic Athletes Really Are Getting Older [Infographic]

By | Aug 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Have you noticed that Olympic athletes seem to be getting older? You’re not crazy. According to a study done by Venngage infographics, the average age of Olympic athletes has risen from 23 in 1896 to 25 in 2012. But when you break it down by event,…

Startups & Apps

Passion: How This Entrepreneur Changed Sports Media

By | Aug 3, 2016 at 11:45 am

Sports consumption has been changed for the better. It’s now easier than ever to consume sports from all over the world, wherever you happen to be at the time. The 74.9 million-strong Baby Boomer generation used to have to consume sports through limited TV…