Most Recent event: Investing in International Sports Tech Start-Ups
Jun
4
5:30 PM17:30

Most Recent event: Investing in International Sports Tech Start-Ups

Boston VC Sports Seminar, presented by Sports Tech Tokyo, Sport Vest and a special welcome to the Consulate General of Canada in Boston

Topic: How to Navigate Sports Tech on a Global Basis - Facilitator - Michael Proman, MD/Scrum Ventures/Sports Tech Tokyo

- Opportunities in Asia: Sports Tech Tokyo/Scrum Ventures (Global Sports Community) - Michael Proman, Sports Tech Tokyo
- SportVEST (Global VC) - Gayatri Sarkar, General Partner SportVEST
- Sports Start-Ups and Canada (David Alward, Canada’s Consul General in Boston)
- Fusing Science and Sport, PUSH (Rami Alhamad, CEO of PUSH)

How to Attract and Utilize Mentors and Advisory Boards
Preparation for Expansion
- Infrastructure (Co-Working Sites, Legal Issues, Attracting Talent)
- Open Q &A Discussion 

- Entrepreneurs/Members - Welcome to present :30-:60-second pitches on new Start-Ups

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Thanks to everyone who attended our most recent event

Thanks to everyone who attended our most recent event

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Sports-anchored Multi-Use Districts
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Sports-anchored Multi-Use Districts

On March 27th, the Boston VC Sports community hosted its most recent event as the network of sports leaders delved into the development of sports-anchored, multi-use districts. We explored current examples in Boston and those being constructed nationally, along with monetization strategies and the investments behind them.

Panel: Sports-anchored Multi-use Districts

Panelists: 

John Brams, Director of Sport and Entertainment, Extreme Networks 

Jon Romm, CEO, Venuetize

Jen Compton, VP of Innovation & Brand at TD GardenDelaware North

Tim Gorman, Associate Director, Verizon Innovation Centers and 5G Lab

The future plans for Boston/New England-based sites, including Fenway 3.0 and TD Garden / Hub on Causeway will be on top of the agenda.

Moderator: 

Elinor Klavens, Senior Analyst, Sports Innovation Lab

Agenda: 

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Networking and refreshments

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Panel Discussion and Q&A

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Entrepreneur company and start-up introductions

Please be sure to follow us on Twitter @BostonVCSports

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Thanks for Coming: Boston VC Sports at The Liberty Hotel
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Thanks for Coming: Boston VC Sports at The Liberty Hotel

Thanks again to everyone who joined us at The Liberty for our industry meet-up held in conjunction with the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Thanks to our colleagues at NY VC Sports and for the event sponsors in Venuetize, Sports Tech Tokyo and Burns & Levinson LLP.

If you’d like to become a member of Boston VC Sports, please visit: HERE

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NY VC Sports Co-Founders Deepen and Jeff

NY VC Sports Co-Founders Deepen and Jeff

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Athletes: Investors and Entrepreneurs Panel
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Athletes: Investors and Entrepreneurs Panel

Building off the tremendous momentum from our inaugural event in September, we held our second event on the evening of December 19th when we had a good one-hour networking session followed by a great panel discussing Athlete Investors and Entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship and business acumen are increasingly important to professional sports athletes as they look to expand the scope of their careers. Athlete investors bring more than capital as they lend their intellect and brand to early stage opportunities as venture investors. This panel took a look at athletes doing business “off the field” as they executing their ideas and invest in others, bringing them well beyond the game.

As many of you now know, Boston VC Sports is an industry leading networking community that originally launched in New York and now also has a strong presence in San Francisco. The goal is to connect Boston's vast entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investing communities through a curated network of rock stars -- all at the intersection of the digital and sports marketplaces. 

Panel: Athletes: Investors and Entrepreneurs Panel

Moderator: Seth Everett, National Sports Broadcaster for iHeartRadio, NBC Sports Radio and a 24-year sports media veteran. Currently owns/hosts two sports podcasts, “Sports with Friends” and “Hall of Justice.”

Panelist: Cleon Daskalakis, former goalkeeper for the Boston Bruins is the Founder and President of Celebrity Marketing Inc., based in Boston for the past 20 years. Recent founder of Legacy Club of Boston, a private business and social club located across from the Hub on Causeway and the TD Garden.

Panelist: Charlie Davies, former New England Revolution soccer star, now the Rev’s first-ever Club Ambassador. An All-American at BC, he recently retired after a decade of playing “the beautiful game” in Sweden, France, Denmark, the MLS and with the U.S. National Team. Also works with NBC Boston as media personality and content producer.

Panelist: Tracy Deforge, the Founder of The Players’ Impact, a venture platform for professional athletes. Formerly with the NHL, MLBAM, and The Active Network, she focuses on the growth of early stage companies, venture investments and pioneering business initiatives.

Panelist: Angela Ruggerio, CEO and Co-Founder of Sports Innovation Lab, the world’s only global market research firm dedicated to sports-technology. A four-time Olympian with a Gold Medal from the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano. The fourth woman enshrined at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Look for additional announcements and sports industry news on our Twitter account (@BostonVCSports).

Panelists (l to r): Tracy Deforge, Charlie Davies, Angela Ruggerio and Cleon Daskalakis.

Panelists (l to r): Tracy Deforge, Charlie Davies, Angela Ruggerio and Cleon Daskalakis.

Entrepreneur Ryan Landis of SelfieCause makes a short pitch of his new venture in closing session.

Entrepreneur Ryan Landis of SelfieCause makes a short pitch of his new venture in closing session.

Moderator Seth Everett and his esteemed sports panel at Dec. 19th event.

Moderator Seth Everett and his esteemed sports panel at Dec. 19th event.

Strong turn-out for the December 19th meeting at Burns & Levinson LLP.

Strong turn-out for the December 19th meeting at Burns & Levinson LLP.

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Inaugural Event:

Inaugural Event - Boston as the next hub for sports business, entrepreneurial and investment growth

On September 25th, we officially launched Boston VC Sports to a packed house of Boston sports executives, entrepreneurs and investors. The stormy weather postponed the Red Sox game, however it did not deter our members from a great night of networking and learning.

Our tremendous panelists discussed in-depth the massive opportunity for Boston as the next hub for true growth in the sports business, entrepreneurship and investment. We covered many topics ranging from sports betting evolution, to investment trends, to mobile and television video consumption, to the momentum of our industry…and we wrapped with some insights coming off the Celtics’ first day of training camp.

Our esteemed panelists: Bob Higgins (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Causeway Media Partners), Bryant McBride (CEO, Route 2 Digital Ventures), Ezra Kucharz (Chief Business Officer, DraftKings), Michael Zarren (Assistant GM & Team Counsel, Boston Celtics), Ryan Moore (Founding Partner, Accomplice Ventures) and was moderated by Isaiah Kacyvenski - Founder, Will Ventures (who took the helm brilliantly on short notice)

Thank you to our presenting sponsors, DraftKings and Burns & Levinson for their support and efforts in helping make this inaugural event such a great success!

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More about us: Boston VC Sports is an industry leading networking community that originally launched in New York and now also has a strong presence in San Francisco. The goal is to to connect Boston's vast entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investing communities through a curated network of rock stars -- all at the intersection of the digital and sports marketplaces. 
 

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