SeventySix Capital to hold The Future of Sports Tech and Sports Betting Conference in Philadelphia on June 26
Presented by SeventySix Capital and the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University, the half day conference at the Prince Theater will feature Ryan Howard, Phillies World Series Champion and Partner at SeventySix Capital, and entrepreneurs alongside sports business, tech and media executives.
PHILADELPHIA, June 14, 2018 – SeventySix Capital, the Conshohocken-based venture capital firm led by Wayne Kimmel, Jon Powell and MLB superstar Ryan Howard, has announced a half-day conference, The Future of Sports Tech and Sports Betting Conference, to be held on Tuesday, June 26 from 8:30 – 11:30 am at The Prince Theater in Philadelphia.
Speakers will discuss the latest innovations in sports tech including esports, sports betting, IoT, robotics, AR and VR, media, retail, broadcasting, health tech, analytics, AI and blockchain.
The SeventySix Capital team is putting out a call to connect with startup entrepreneurs who are building “the Google, Amazon and Facebook” of the Sports Tech and Sports Betting industries. Entrepreneurs can submit their business plans via seventysixcapital.com/bizplan.
The event will kick off with a panel discussing the future of sports tech, featuring:
Ryan Howard, professional athlete and Partner at SeventySix Capital
Dave Maryles, Co-Founder & Partner at Rubicon Talent
Rob Hilsky, Co-Founder of N3rd Street Gamers
Adam Caplan, SiriusXM NFL Radio Host
Jeff Kunowski, Associate Director of Innovation Programs at the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University
Moderated by Kenneth L. Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University
The second panel will dive into the sports betting industry and sports analytics with:
Bill Adee, COO of Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN)
Davyeon Ross, Co-Founder & COO of ShotTracker
Jené Elzie, Chief Growth Officer at Athletes First Partners
Joe Hagen, Founder & CEO at Swish Analytics
Tobias Sherman, Co-Founder & CEO of FOUNDRY IV and Co-Founder of ELEAGUE
Dan Shapiro, VP of Strategy and Business Development at William Hill
Moderated by Wayne Kimmel, Founder and Partner at SeventySix Capital
Additionally, the first 76 conference tickets purchased will receive a signed copy of Ryan Howard’s book, Little Rhino.
Tickets are $99 and can be purchased via bit.ly/sports-tech-tix.
About SeventySix Capital
SeventySix Capital is a sports tech venture capital company led by Wayne Kimmel, Jon Powell and MLB superstar, Ryan Howard. The fund invests in passionate, smart and nice entrepreneurs who are launching game-changing tech startups in the sports, retail and wellness industries. SeventySix Capital was nominated as an Outstanding Investor by SportTechie.
Kimmel founded the firm in 1999 with top exits to Fortune 500 companies including Aramark, Intel, IBM, Walgreens, and Yahoo. Powell is also the CEO of Kravco Company LLC, a leading real estate company that developed over 30 million square feet of commercial space including the King of Prussia Mall. His family was an owner of the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, the two-time United States Football League champions. Howard, a World Series Champion and 2006 NL MVP, is known as one of the all-time great home run hitters. His investment portfolio includes professional gaming team, NRG Esports, alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Jimmy Rollins, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez.
SeventySix Capital has a strategic partnership with Rubicon Talent, a sports marketing and talent agency based in New York City, with clients including NFL stars DeMarco Murray, Greg Olsen, and Mark Ingram, Olympians Kerri Walsh Jennings and Lolo Jones, and MLB legend Cal Ripken, Jr.
About The Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University
The Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University strives to create a better understanding of the issues impacting sport and how sport impacts the world. GSI conducts, sponsors and curates interdisciplinary research on timely sport topics, seeking to bridge the gap between academic inquiry and real-life implications. Through its GlobalSport Matters multimedia hub, GSI translates its findings into compelling content that can be actively shared with the audiences who need it most.
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