Sports Entrepreneurs, Stadia Venture
Does your calendar revolve around professional sports seasons? Are you the designated sports expert among your friends? Were you the one who organized the office-wide fantasy football league this year? If you answered yes to these questions, you might want to consider launching a sports-related startup. If you start that business, we have a new offering in our region that can potentially take it (and you) to the next level.
Today we have Tim Hayden, co-founder of Stadia Ventures, a Sports Innovation Hub for entrepreneurs, industry partners and investors created to solve the pain points of these distinct voices. According to Stadia: they help entrepreneurs navigate the entrepreneurial path and immediately connect them to their network; they help investors by educating, validating and driving deal flow directly to the best sports business opportunities available; and they help industry partners by acting as their innovation brokers to maximize deal flow and minimize risks. All of this is accomplished through the Stadia Accelerator and Stadia Academy aspects of the Hub organization they created. They’ve also introduced a couple of new offerings to the mix, Stadia Next and StadiaFirstLook. Talk about always innovating—these guys are staying on the innovative cutting edge!