Everything You Need to Know – Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech’s Demo Day
Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech’s Demo Day will feature former Olympians Gabby Douglas and Mallory Weggemann as hosts and will be an opportunity for teams to showcase how they’ve brought their vision into reality and their plans for changing the world of sports.
We’ve seen this over the last 12 weeks as these founders and entrepreneurs have continued to shape their startups and ideas during our first-ever NBCUniversal Comcast SportsTech Accelerator.
Date: Wed, May 26, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM MDT
Cost: Free to attend
Meet Our Hosts
Our Demo Day hosts have experience in both sports and entrepreneurial pursuits and make the perfect duo to bring our first accelerator to a close.
Both of these women understand what it takes to win at the highest level of Olympic competition and also understand what it means to translate athletic success into business.
Learn a bit more about our hosts:
Mallory Weggemann – U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist and 15-time World Champion swimmer who also founded TFA Productions, a storytelling studio that is changing the perception of disability while growing awareness of the Paralympics.
Gabby Douglas – U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Gymnast, who became the first American to win gold in the team all-around at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the first African American to win the all-around title. Her book. “Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith” tells the story of her life and the determination and perseverance required to win Olympic gold.
Starting Lineup: Our Demo Day Founders
And now, the starting lineup for your 2021 Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech founders.
Many of these teams have received headlines in their local communities and national press as they have started their quest to change the landscape of sports in one of the most transformative periods in recent history. Together with our partners, they’ve developed some fascinating ways that will change the way we attend, watch, and engage with sports and pro athletes alike.
Home City: Atlanta, GAr
Founder: Trish P. Miller
Investment Area of Focus: Athlete & Player Performance
Home City: Toronto
Founder: Brennon D’Souza
Investment Area of Focus: Fan Engagement, Venue & Event Innovation
Home City: Toronto
Founders: Ashish Agrawal & Ritika Bhartia
Investment Area of Focus: Media and Entertainment
Home City: Geneva, Switzerland
Founders: Lance Newhart & Paul Calleja
Investment Area of Focus: Media & Entertainment
Home City: Dallas
Founders: Bruce Sears, Drew Williams, Kelly Pracht & Michael Stearns
Investment Area of Focus: Media & Entertainment, Fan Engagement
Home City: Cleveland
Founder: Benjamin Gascoigne & John Kulbis
Investment Area of Focus: Player Performance
Home City: New York, New York
Founders: Charles Rodenkirch, Qi Wang
Investment Area of Focus: Athlete & Player Performance, Team & Coach Success
Home City: San Antonio, Texas
Founders: Michele Klumb, Emma Gaona, Roy Terracina, Allan Matarrita
Investment Area of Focus: Business of Sports, Venue & Event Innovation. Media & Entertainment
Home City: Los Angeles, California
Founder: Karan Wadhera
Investment Area of Focus: Fan & Player Engagement. Media & Entertainment, esports
Home City: Atlanta, Georgia
Founders: Florian Meier, Karlos Walkes
Investment Area of Focus: Business of Sports, Team & Coach Success
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Reserve Your Spot Now To Attend The 2021 Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Demo Day
In sports, a season is the barometer for the success of a team. But, all the hard work, training, and preparation before and after that season are what determines the trajectory and ultimately, achievement—the hard work done away from the bright stadium lights and tv cameras.
In many ways, the journey of an athlete from training to title, is very similar to founders and entrepreneurs. They travel the same journey, with many hours grinding and working, often in solitude, to create something special and meaningful. Our team is excited to take part in bringing this very special event to you. We look forward to celebrating our founders, partners, and the future of sports technology with you.