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San Francisco

Searching for Stephs: Identifying the Greats in Early-Stage Startups

By | Jun 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

At my investment firm, we look for “Stephs” — as in NBA player Steph Curry for the Golden State Warriors. Why? He’s the underdog that no one expected to be great. As the skinny, baby-faced son of Dell Curry, every major Division 1 school…

Startup Spotlight

Sacramento

VEOSPORT Earbuds Delivers Customized Sound for Your Workout

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Listening to your favorite tunes while exercising sure makes the time go by faster and more enjoyable. And having earbuds that can keep up with your intensity while producing quality sound is key. VEOSPORT is a company all about health and determined to deliver some…

Data

Seattle

IdealSeat Can Help Baseball Fans Catch Foul Balls

By | May 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Top of ninth: With a decisive thwap! Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run shot that sent him and his teammate Kris Bryant home, securing a triumphant Game 6 win in the 2016 World Series. Rizzo’s homer sailed over the right field wall, sealing a victory…

Virtual Reality

How to Summit Mount Everest From Your Couch

By | May 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

While I fully appreciate the challenges and threats of avalanches, blizzards, and a lack of oxygen, I’ve only seen them from behind a computer screen. I’m not about to summit Mount Everest myself, but a new format has emerged that will let me see…

Startups & Apps

On-Demand Slow Motion Video Company Teams Up with Fox Sports

By | Apr 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm

It’s no secret that video is on the rise, particularly in the marketing world. According to research, 96 percent of B2B marketers use video in some capacity and 73 percent see a substantial return on investment. This kind of popularity cannot be ignored when…

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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,…

SXSW

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…

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

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

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…