We connect investors, executives and entrepreneurs with a passion for technology and sports.

 

 
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We connect investors, executives, and entrepreneurs with a passion for technology and sports.

 

 
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Our Background

Our events are staged with a simple goal to focus on the most relevant areas of the sports and digital space, including topics such as How Startups Can Partner With Leagues, Investment Strategies, Startup Capital, Disruption Trends, Big Data, Innovations in Ticketing, Non-Traditional Events and Events/Opportunities unique to New England. Future panels will focus on Athletes Engaging in the Venture Community, What's Next in Social Media, the Future of Fantasy Sports and Gaming after the recent SCOTUS decision, In-Venue Intelligence, the Relationships between Content Creators and Distributors and more. 

Founded in 2012 by a small group headed by Jeffrey Volk and Deepen Parikh in New York City, the concept of a venture community for sports was launched to combine the vast entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investing communities to participate in monthly panels, breakfast series discussions, business pitches, and other engaging events. In 2017-18, our community extended to San Francisco and Boston. Our network of members features a wide array of executives and representatives from professional sports leagues, teams, media players and publishers, select entrepreneurs, private equity investors and venture capitalists, all focusing on Boston's role and opportunity in sports and digital.

 

What We Do

We host weekly events covering all areas of the sports and digital marketplace, including:

  • Startup and Investment Strategies
  • Sports-League Partnerships
  • Disruption Trends 
  • Big Data in Sports 
  • Explosion of Live Streaming & OTT Models
  • Innovations in Ticketing and Venue Intelligence
  • Emerging Sports and Leagues
  • What's Next in Sports Investment -- Big and Small
  • Thought Leadership with Industry Titans / Royalty
  • Social Media
  • Online and Mobile Gaming
  • Content Creation and Distribution
  • Daily Fantasy Gaming
  • eSports Trends
  • What to Expect Next in Gambling
  • Culture's impact on Winning on & off the Field / Court

How We Do It

Discussion topics cover a wide variety of perspectives in the entrepreneurial and investment communities, including:

 
  • MLB Advanced Media

  • NFL

  • NHL

  • NBA

  • ESPN

  • WWE

  • USTA

  • PGA TOUR

  • UFC

  • Monumental Sports

  • SF 49ers/ Aurum Prtnrs.

  • Boston Celtics

  • NESN

  • Big East Conference

  • NYC Sport Commission

  • Digital Sports Desk

  • LionTree

  • Turner Sports

  • Venuetize

  • US Olympic Committee

  • Harvard Innovation Ctr.

  • Tough Mudder

  • Evolution Media Capital

  • GSV Asset Mgmt.

  • AdvancIT Capital

  • Evolution Media Capital

  • Sterling Ventures

  • 120 Sports

  • Silver Chalice

  • Fox Sports 1

  • Courtside Ventures

  • RSE Ventures

  • Insight Ventures

  • SeventySix Capital

  • Landmark Ventures

  • The Player’s Impact

  • Raptor Sports

  • Univision

  • YouTube Sports

  • Twitch

  • Major League Gaming

  • USA Today Sports

  • Thuzio

  • DraftKings

  • Gugenheim

  • RGA Ventures

  • Bike New York

  • SeatGeek

  • Raine Group

  • Barstool Sports / Chernin Group

  • The Athletic