- SportsTech Trends
Podium presents SportsTech Trends - Year in Review and Predictions for 2019 with leaders from sports, tech and venture capital for a highlight reel on the year that was and predictions for the year ahead. Using our Silicon Valley home court advantage, join us Thursday, December 6th from 6-9pm at DLA Piper in Palo Alto to hear perspectives from those working at the intersection of sportstech, VC, media, teams and startups. ***NOTE: Tickets must be reserved through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sportstech-trends-year-in-review-and-predictions-for-2019-tickets-52799081474 How hot is eSports? Will the sports revolution be streamed? How are AR, VR, mixed reality and immersive media changing the game? Where are we at with data, analytics, AI, ML across sports? Why are we seeing an explosion of sports media from social to news to video? How have we changed the fan experience and what's ahead? Will all venues be upgraded to become digital playgrounds? Traditional sports organizations are innovating, tech companies are moving deeper into sports, athletes and VC's are investing, so has sportstech's boom just begun? Find out what's hot vs not from 2018 and well as the trends and opportunities ahead for 2019. 6-7pm Registration and Networking 7-8pm SportsTech Trends Panel 8-9pm Networking If you're planning your team's 2019 strategy session, don't miss this event for expert perspective on where things are headed in sportstech. Speakers to be announced! Reserve tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sportstech-trends-year-in-review-and-predictions-for-2019-tickets-52799081474 Hosted by PodiumVC and DLA Piper.
- Business of eSports Summit
Join us Tuesday, June 19th 7:30 to Noon at new eSports Arena in Oakland for the Business of eSports Summit, presented by FanVest. Agenda: 7:30 AM -- Breakfast, Networking & Registration 8:30 AM -- Opening Fireside Chat Dr DisRespect Popular Twitch Streamer Sumit Gupta Founder, Boom.TV Patrick Dees Co-Founder & Chief Gaming Officer, FANchise 9 AM -- The Content of Esports Akif Malik CEO and Partner, PodiumVC Andy Miller Co-Founder & Chairman, NRG Esports Co-Owner, Sacramento Kings Spike Laurie Vice President, Global Publisher & Developer Relations, ESL Tobias Sherman CEO & Founder, FOUNDRY IV former lead of WME/IMG eSports Ann Hand CEO, Super League Gaming 10 AM -- The Future of Esports Kirk Lacob Assistant GM, Golden State Warriors & VP, GSW Sports Ventures Ben Watley Head of Esports, Super Evil MegaCorp Kyle Nelson Co-Founder & CMO, MVPindex Andrew Paradise CEO & Founder, Skillz Justin Dellario Global Head of Esports Programs, Twitch Rachel Quirico eSports Host, CSA 11 AM -- Closing Keynote Presented by FCFL Intersection of Live, Virtual and eSports Patrick Dees Co-Founder & Chief Gaming Officer, FANchise Jennifer Chavarria Head of Studio, Kite & Lightning (VR Creative Studio) 11:30 AM -- Post Game: Networking Tickets are $74 and can be purchased here: https://www.fanvest.co/san-francisco-2018/ ***USE PODIUMVC FOR 15% DISCOUNT*** Note: if you are student or intern interested to volunteer during the event, please contact [masked] to for a free ticket.
- Engaging Women Sports Fans
From the NBA Finals to World Cup, women sports fans are growing across every sport and level, making key decisions on what media and content to consume and where to spend on sports and entertainment. Wednesday, June 13th WeWork Embarcadero San Francisco 6:00-6:45pm Registration and Snacks 6:45-7:45pm Panel discussion, Q&A 7:45-8:30pm Networking Featuring: Ashley Wellington-Fahey (@AshleyWFahey) CEO of The Relish (www.therelish.com) Rosie Spaulding (@RosieSpaulding) GM of the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 (www.rwcsevens.com) previously with Super Bowl 50 and America's Cup Becky Biniek (@beckybiniek) Sr Manager of Digital Media for San Francisco Giants Akif Malik (@akifmalik) CEO and Partner @PodiumVC Sponsored by Sweetgreen http://www.sweetgreen.com This event is FREE, but requires an RSVP in advance due to limited space. Please register on Eventbrite to insure you are on our guest list: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/podium-vc-presents-engaging-women-sports-fans-tickets-45462048210 Questions? Contact [masked] Stay updated with us @PodiumVC on Twitter or our newsletter http://eepurl.com/cUwngn
- Startup Night with San Jose Sharks
• What we'll do STARTUP NIGHT WITH SAN JOSE SHARKS at SAP Center, San Jose | March 22, 2018 Join startups, investors, tech and sports leaders for an exclusive pregame event with Podium featuring startup presentations, showcase, VIP sports panel and networking, followed by the NHL game between the Vegas Golden Nights vs San Jose Sharks and a postgame fan experience on center ice. *** TICKET LINK: https://goo.gl/ZQqYPG *** 4:30-5:15 Registration and Welcome 5:15-6:00 SportsTech Startup Presentations 6:00-6:30 VIP Panel with Sports Leaders 6:30-7:00 Networking 7:00-9:15 NHL Hockey Game 9:15-9:30 Exclusive Fan Experience Invited VIP speakers and guests include executives from the San Jose Sharks and all Bay Area professional sports teams, leading tech companies, startups and investors. Startups interested in a demo table and/or opportunity to present should apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/haOW2SJxnzxCQHWH3 For sponsor opportunities or any questions, please contact: [masked] Tickets prices include exclusive pregame event, snacks, drink ticket, NHL game and postgame fan experience. Please note limited ticket availability, so first-come, first serve. This event is expected to be sold-out and ticket sales may close any time. Early bird tickets are discounted for the first 100 tickets. Purchase tickets here: https://goo.gl/ZQqYPG More details, parking information, VIP entrance instructions will be sent by email prior to event. Stay updated - Newsletter http://eepurl.com/cUwngn - Twitter http://www.twitter.com/PodiumVCn - Linked-In http://www.linkedin.com/company/podiumvc - Facebook http://www.facebook.com/podiumvc Presented by Podium (formerly Sports Colab) • Important to know Tickets must be purchased through this link: https://goo.gl/ZQqYPG
- SportsTech with FC Barcelona
Join Sports Colab on Friday, October 14th as we host an exclusive 1-on-1 chat with Raul Pelaez, Head of Sports Technology for FC Barcelona, moderated by Mounir Zok, Head of Technology and Innovation for the United States Olympic Committee (TeamUSA). Friday, October 14th New Relic, San Francisco 4:30-5:30: Networking and Registration 5:30-6:30: Intros, Fireside Chat and Q&A - Mounir Zok (https://twitter.com/mounirzok), TeamUSA - Raul Pelaez (https://twitter.com/raulpelaez_), FC Barcelona - Akif Malik (https://twitter.com/akifmalik), Sports Colab 6:30-7:00: Networking Special thanks to our host and partner, New Relic, at their amazing office overlooking San Francisco Bay, in downtown San Francisco. FC Barcelona, founded in 1899, is one of the world's most renowned, valuable and followed sports organizations. Raul Pelaez is Head of Sports Technology at FC Barcelona. He has a multidisciplinary background and extensive experience in diverse fields, including professional football, youth academy football, multimedia computing, performance analysis, electronic and mechanical industry, knowledge and information management. He is specialist in knowledge management, integrating everything that relates to professional football, including scouting, youth, players and teams, as well as quantitative and qualitative football player analysis, GPS technology, heart-rate systems, video analysis and more. Mounir Zok is Head of Technology and Innovation for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC / TeamUSA), where he identifies and develops technological solutions for analyze and improve athlete and sport performance. In addition to being a key contributor to the success of TeamUSA at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, he also serves as a liaison between the sport performance division, startups, sports and research organizations. Akif Malik is CEO and Managing Partner for Sports Colab, an accelerator, fund and community at the intersection of sports, media and entertainment, which advises, invests and connects startups, sports organizations, teams, leagues, athletes, investors, mentors and experts across many areas that overlap with #sportstech. Learn more about sports, technology and innovation for FCB, from football (soccer) to basketball, as well as the FCB Innovation Hub and their recent expansion into the United States. ***Please also RSVP at the Eventbrite page: https://goo.gl/N4KdL9 Early bird tickets are FREE and space is limited so please reserve your tickets quickly! Drinks and light snacks included. If you have any questions, please email us at [masked]. See you Friday and we look forward to the exchange of ideas... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzBCA97kjx4
- Measuring the Impossible and the Future of Wearables
Measuring the Impossible and the Future of Wearables Join Sports Colab with our host Treasure Data (https://www.treasuredata.com/) for food, drinks, and visionary presentations from Dr Andy Walshe (RedBull) and Dr Matt Diamond (Misfit/Fossil). Boosted Boards (https://boostedboards.com/) will also be on-site providing interactive demos of their electric skateboard. Schedule 4:30 - 5:30 - Drinks, food, mingling, Boosted Board demos 5:30 - 6:15 - Presentations, Q&A 6:15 - 8 - More drinks, more food, more mingling and more chances to ride a Boosted Board! Dr. Andy Walshe is the head of High Performance at RedBull. He and his team were in charge of training Felix Baumgartner for the RedBull Stratos program. In his talk, Dr. Walshe will talk about the training and data that went into preparing Felix for his historic jump, the future of data in sports performance and his goal to "quantify courage". Dr. Matthew Diamond - Performance Augmentation and the Future of Wearables Matthew Diamond, MD, PhD is a sports medicine physician and scientist with expertise in connected devices that promote wellness. Dr. Diamond is the Medical Director at Misfit, a member of Fossil Group, where he develops physical activity and sleep monitoring technology and builds collaborations with academic and industry partners. In his talk, Dr. Diamond will talk about "closing the feedback loop" and his work with wearable technology that doesn't just measure performance, but actuates and stimulates the wearer. Demonstration: Boosted Boards will demonstrate their new, electric skateboards. The Boosted team will bring several devices for you to try out so bring your balance and sense of adventure! Drinks provided by "Pour Girls" And...gourmet food trucks! Special thanks to Treasure Data: https://www.treasuredata.com ***To register for this event, you must RSVP at the Eventbrite page and use the code "sportscolab" to bypass the waiting list: https://goo.gl/hFTtmK
- SportsTech, Startups and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
***UPDATE*** Due to events related to Dreamforce near our venue, we've decided to reschedule this event to a later date to make sure it's easier for attendees. If you already registered, your ticket will be honored at the next event or if you wish a refund, please let us know at [masked]. We apologize for the change. In the meantime, we also want to invite you to our Thursday, October 6th event in Mountain View. Tickets are FREE by using the promo code "sportscolab." Here is the link for that event: https://goo.gl/hFTtmK **************** Join us for a review of the sportstech and innovation at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the future ahead, featuring Mounir Zok, Director of Technology and Innovation for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC / TeamUSA) and Akif Malik, Partner at Sports Colab. From preparation for athletes to our interaction on social, from streaming across the world to venues in Rio, what technology was used, what did we learn and what's emerging ahead? WHEN? Monday, October 3, 2016 - 6 to 9pm WHERE? Microsoft Reactor, 680 Folsom, San Francisco (map (https://goo.gl/maps/uhse5Tnz1rJ2)) Preliminary Schedule: • 6:00 - 6:30 - Registration, Networking, Light Snacks • 6:30 - 7:15 - Startups and SportsTech at Rio 2016 with Akif Malik, Sports Colab • 7:15 - 8:00 - Presentation, Fireside Chat, Q&A with Mounir Zok, United States Olympic Committee • 8:00 - 8:30 - Demos and Networking • Special thanks to our event sponsors: • Microsoft • Treasure Data To register for this event, please visit our Eventbrite page: https://goo.gl/ffflGG Note: this is a preliminary schedule, more details and information coming soon. Startups involved in any way with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games interested to share their experience are encouraged to contact us at [masked].
- SportsTech Big Game Mixer
America's biggest sports event is coming to the world's epicenter of technology. Many of you have been asking for an opportunity to get together during this historic week. Please join us Wednesday evening (Feb 3rd) in SF for an opportunity to connect our super #sportstech and #sportsbiz communities of the San Francisco Bay Area with special guests from across the sports world visiting for #SB50. As the excitement builds for the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl being hosted in the world's epicenter of technology, this is an opportunity for startups, investors, athletes, sports professionals and all those working in related areas to meet and network during this historic week in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in SF's largest rooftop lounge. Please note this is a paid ticket to cover drinks, so even if you RSVP here, you must register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sportstech-big-game-mixer-tickets-21107413843 Stop by, say hello or stay late. We'll have a hosted bar for drinks until approximately 7pm, followed by a cash bar. Food will be available for purchase at the restaurant if interested. Please register so the venue can estimate the number of people to expect. If you're a sportstech startup interested to be promoted at the event, want to sponsor, volunteer for the event or have any questions, please let us know at [masked] .
- SportsTech Pitch Event
Join us for our first meetup, a SportsTech Pitch Event, being held just steps away from the new Levi's Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and host of Super Bowl 50, in Santa Clara on Thursday, October 15th from 6:00-8:30pm, hosted at InnoSpring. From wearables, fan engagment, live streaming, analytics, virtual reality, 360 cameras, fantasy sports, venue apps, digital health, fitness, gaming, eSports and much more, learn and network with others on the intersection of sports+tech. Agenda: 6:00-6:30 Registration, Food and Beverages 6:30-7:15 Part 1 - Welcome Special update on Super Bowl 50 Plans State of SportsTech with Akif Malik, CEO of Sports Colab 7:15-8:00 Part 2 - Startup Pitches Hear from multiple exciting sportstech startups from Silicon Valley and beyond with feedback from investors. 8:00-8:30 Networking ***To register, please visit our Eventbrite page. Limited early bird tickets are FREE for first responders. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sportstech-pitch-event-tickets-18858844311 If interested to: ...pitch/demo ...volunteer ...investor panel ...speaker ...sponsor ...vendor (food, bev, swag) ...please use this form: http://goo.gl/forms/02AqVBSRmq InnoSpring is directly across from the Santa Clara Convention Center located at: 2901 Tasman Drive, #107, Santa Clara, CA https://goo.gl/maps/ys48mtsR1iC2 Coming from Caltrain and VTA? Old Ironside stop is a 2 minute walk. http://www.vta.org/ Questions? [masked] or call[masked] Special thanks to our sponsors/partners: SeatGeek InnoSpring Startica 21st Century Education, Inc Startup Edtech SportsTechJobs.com SportsHackathon.com