SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, and the leading provider of sport relationship management software, announced today it has formed a partnership with Stadia Ventures, the global Sports Innovation Hub for entrepreneurs, industry partners, investors and one of the longest-running sports tech programs in the world.
Through a unique partnership available to selected accelerators that serve the youth sports industry, SportsEngine will provide listings in the SportsEngine Marketplace to Stadia Ventures’ portfolio of companies in order to help further promote and grow their businesses.
Stadia Ventures creates an ecosystem for sports innovation growth by leveraging education, investment and global industry expertise. Through its Accelerator program, the company helps established sports and esports startups connect and thrive on a global level through the combination of business development, intensive mentoring, and networking opportunities with top sports and esports business executives in the country.
“We’re very excited to have our portfolio of companies be listed in the SportsEngine Marketplace” stated Brandon Janosky, Managing Director, Stadia Ventures. “Being featured among a who’s who of youth sports apps and services will help strengthen their brands and serve as a springboard for growth.”
SportsEngine is the leading Sports Relationship Management (SRM) platform, facilitating play for youth and amateur leagues, clubs, associations and national governing bodies and enhancing the sports lives of athletes and families across the country. Together, SportsEngine and the Marketplace offer all the tools families, coaches, and admins need to facilitate their teams and leagues.
“The partnership with Stadia Ventures is a perfect fit for the SportsEngine Marketplace," said Jody Vogelaar, VP of Marketing, SportsEngine. "It’s a great opportunity for sports technology start-ups to provide added value to SportsEngine’s youth sports audience and for leagues and families to get access to new services to support their busy sports lives.”
About Stadia Ventures
Stadia Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on sports and esports companies. Stadia runs the Stadia Accelerator program, where up to 10 start-up companies per year are selected to complete a rigorous 14-week program focused on strategy and business development. Stadia Ventures was launched in 2015 to fill the strategic gap between the sports industry and the emerging population of entrepreneurs operating in this space. A key element of Stadia’s Accelerator Program is the high level of engagement among start-up companies and executives from the sports and video gaming industries. Stadia Ventures’ goal is to leverage this engagement on multiple levels to drive greater, accelerated progress for our selected portfolio companies. Stadia’s Accelerator Program launched its 8th cohort this Spring, which attracted the interest of companies from over 50 countries, proving that they have grown from humble beginnings in St. Louis to become a global innovation hub for sports-related entrepreneurs and industry partners. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall ’19 Accelerator class. Learn more at Stadia Ventures.
About SportsEngine, Inc.
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine, Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of sport relationship management software serving millions of coaches, parents, athletes, clubs, leagues, governing bodies, and associations. SportsEngine helps sports organizations around the globe reduce the time they spend on administrative tasks, and enables them to focus more on developing their athletes, providing safe experiences, and furthering the love of sport. Leagues and governing bodies across the country use National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI), a SportsEngine, Inc. subsidiary, to manage their background checks and safety programs. Learn more at: www.sportsengine.com/corp, facebook.com/sportsengine; or twitter.com/@sportsengine.