Philly New Technology Meetup #14 - June 2015 - Sports & Tech, a prelude

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203 people went

Project Liberty Incubator (at the HQ of

801 Market Street, Suite 300 · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Project Liberty Incubator is co-located with Philadelphia Media Network (The Inquirer, Daily News, and Address is 801 Market Street but enter via the 8th Street entrance which is just past SEPTA entrance across the street from Ross Store

Location image of event venue


Philly is having a rough year in professional sports - at least as far as having winning team. However, the intersection of sports and tech is championship material. Guest speaker, demos, pizza & beer, and more? Speaker, topic, demos, and location to be announced soon! We're working on a BIG sports and tech event for the Fall, so come in June for this great program and whet your appetite!

6:15 Networking and food
6:45 Guest speaker: Tim McDermott
7:15 Spotlight: GREAT Tech Awards
7:20 Company demo (SafetyTag)
7:35 Company demo (LeagueSide)
7:50 Community discussion
8:00 Networking, Happy Hour

Guest Speaker

Tim McDermott - 76ers

Tim is Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer of the Philadelphia 76ers. He oversees all aspects of team marketing and communications including branding, advertising, merchandising, public and media relations, game entertainment, community relations, broadcasting, digital and social media and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Since joining the Sixers, McDermott has bolstered the team’s internal creative abilities by expanding existing departments and implementing a new video production unit. In his previous position as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Philadelphia Eagles, McDermott helped launch an innovative content strategy which generated the team’s highest ever cumulative TV ratings and transitioned into its own scalable network. McDermott earned his MBA from Harvard and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell, where he was a three‐year letter winner in football.

Spotlight Company

Introduction from Martin Cook (, the Director of Trade & Investment for the UK Trade & Investment USA and Deputy Consul General New York.

Looking to expand your business globally? The GREAT Tech Awards is helping sponsor this month's Philly New Technology Meetup. The awards encourage high growth technology companies in the US to select the UK as a place where they can set up and grow their businesses. The competition is run by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the British Consulate General New York. Applications will go live on June 15 and winners will receive an all-paid business development trip to London. If you’d like more information, email [masked].

Company Demo

SafetyTag ( Michael Buono, @TheSafetyTag

Safety Tag provides a dynamic mobile platform to non medically trained volunteer coaches who face numerous daily challenges. Using their smartphone, coaches are equipped with player specific medical information and emergency action plans provided directly by parents. Safety Tag modernizes the display and use of information that parents are already sharing with the leagues to enhance communication between parents and coaches. Coaches have real time access to player safety information, which provides the highest level of support and risk mitigation, and ensures a rapid response in case of emergency.

Company Demo

LeagueSide ( Evan Brandoff, Zubin Teherani, @leagueside

Makes sponsoring the little leagues just as easy as sponsoring the big leagues. Youth sports is a great marketing channel for brands to feel local, increase brand awareness, and drive customer loyalty. However, there are over 35M players spread across over 100,000 organizations making this an extremely fragmented market that is difficult for brands to manage. LeagueSide's platform makes tapping into this market as easy as two steps. Brands use our platform to easily access thousands of organizations and millions of families in an impactful way.

Community Announcements

Hiring? Looking for a job? Promoting an event? Need to ask for help? Share your 30-second (not sales-oriented) announcement at our community meetup.

Two companies present each month after our guest speaker. Apply here ( to demo at Philly New Tech Meetup.