Sports Entrepreneurship: What Really Works

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Now is the best time in human history to launch a sports startup. Many opportunities will be created given the combination of disruptive technologies, segmentation of entertainment and the low cost of starting businesses. Over 60% of Americans self-identify as sports fans.
Clearly, there are limited startup opportunities directly in the big pro sports unless you have an extra $250 million in the bank. Nevertheless, we do a deep dive into five areas rich in possibility.
Chris - a D1 varsity athlete and 20+ year startup veteran - tells his story as an initially-reluctant entrepreneur. He chronicles his experiences wandering the world while starting venture-backed businesses in Asia and the United States. Chris shares stories on his own sports startups.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Track: Sports
Level: Advanced