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Tuesday, September 22 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
How They Did It: Scaling a Sports Tech Startup

The sports technology field is becoming increasingly crowded, as tons of startups enter the space in hopes of capturing the interest of a massive fanbase. What’s most important for these young companies is that they scale sustainably, taking advantage of the right opportunities when they present themselves. In this discussion, a group of founders from three of the most successful sports tech startups of recent years will look back on the infancy of their companies and voice some of the most important lessons they have learned -- and look forward to where opportunities still remain for new startups in the industry.


Speakers
avatar for Russ D'Souza

Russ D'Souza

Russ D’Souza is a co-founder of SeatGeek, the web’s most comprehensive live event ticket search engine. Russ leads SeatGeek’s business functions, including business development and user acquisition. | | Prior to founding SeatGeek in September 2009, Russ worked as a management consultant with Monitor Group in Boston. He is also the founder of two successful startups -- Evolving Vox, a student-run furniture rental business at Dartmouth... Read More →
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Rob Jones

Rob Jones is the Creative Director and co-founder of FanDuel, the global leader in daily fantasy sports. In this role, he oversees the creative team from the company’s office in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a co-founder, Rob has been critical in FanDuel’s growth, pivoting the company from a small startup in 2009 to a sports entertainment platform that generated $57 million in revenue in 2014. | | As FanDuel’s Creative Director, Rob... Read More →
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Vasu Kulkarni

Vasu Kulkarni is the founder of Krossover. | | Vasu Kulkarni grew up in Bangalore, India as the self-proclaimed biggest basketball fan in the world. Upon arriving in Philadelphia for college, Vasu joined the JV Basketball team at the University of Pennsylvania where he (barely) graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering and Entrepreneurship. | | Vasu is a basketball junkie, continuing to believe that he can be the first Indian to be... Read More →
avatar for Brian Solomon

Brian Solomon

Brian Solomon covers entrepreneurship as a staff writer at Forbes.


Tuesday September 22, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
Main Room Bohemian National Hall