Upside Chat: Jon Persch, Chief Commercial Officer, American Magic (US Team for the America’s Cup team yacht racing competition)

This week, we had the honor to interview Jon Persch the chief commercial officer for American Magic, a US representative for the America's cup team yacht racing competition. American Magic is an American yacht racing team formed to compete for the 36th America's Cup. They represent the New [...]

Upside: 12 Most Common Mistakes Made by Sports Tech Startups

In the past 10 years we have worked with a large number of sports tech startups across various sports tech subsectors (GPS, AMS, Biomarkers, AR, VR, NFT, Metaverse..). We have worked with startups that had amazing technologies with great founders, but for the most part there is no perfect startups [...]

Upside Chat: Dr Ron Dick, Duquesne University, Ex NBA/NCAA exec, on Tom Brady’s 10 Yr Analyst Contract, the NIL, the Crypto Market, the NBA Playoffs & NHL Star Sidney Crosby.

This week we had the honor to interview again Dr. Ron Dick, associate professor of sports marketing at Duquesne University in the school of business. Ron also worked for 20 years in sports, including 15 years in the NBA with the Sixers and the Nets, and then four [...]

Upside: eSport Analysis: Key Trends, Vendors, Recommendations to Teams. Looking back at the past 2 years.

Two years ago there was a lot of excitement about the eSports market with many pro teams (e.g. soccer clubs, basketball teams, etc..) launching their esports teams. So what is the state of the esports market today? Are pro teams still focused on the world of esports? This is what [...]

Upside Chat: Sebastien Audoux, Head of Digital Sports Content, Canal +, a Leading Sports Broadcaster.

This week, we had the honor to interview Sebastien Audoux the head of Digital Sports Content at Canal +, a leading sports broadcaster. Canal + offers an OTT platform called myCANAL app, which allows Canal+ viewers to have near-live highlights clips, live statistics, the lineups and multi-camera angles. [...]

Upside Analysis: Mental health Issues In Sports & How Tech Can Help.

Over the past few years, a growing number of athletes (Naomi Osaka, Michael Phelps, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt, Mardy Fish, Kevin Love, etc..) leagues and teams have talked about mental health. Often considered as “taboo” in the world of pro sports, the problem has become too big to ignore as [...]

Upside Chat: Dr Andy Barr, Consultant, Brooklyn Nets (NBA) & Quantum Performance Founder

This week, we had the honor to interview Dr Andy Barr, consultant for the Brooklyn Nets, a top NBA team. Andy is also the Founder of Quantum Performance and previously worked for the NY Knicks in the NBA, NYFC in the MLS, Manchester City, the Saints, Bolton in [...]

Upside: Image Projection Mapping Market: Where we are heading.

In the world of elite sports, over the past few years, projection mapping has become an emerging trend among pro teams and brands as a way to enhance the fans experience in stadiums and drive fans activations. Video: Quince Imaging, Home Run Derby 2018 Field Projection In this analysis we [...]

Upside Chat: Jake George Schuster, CEO, Gemini Sports Analytics (New Data Science As a Service Company)

This week, we had the honor to interview Jake George Schuster, the CEO of Gemini Sports Analytics, a new data science as a service company, which is making data analytics accessible. Picture: Gemini Sports Analytics’ automated machine learning. Picture: Gemini Sports Analytics’ project export. ?Show Notes: Throughout this [...]

Smart Footwear Ecosystem Analysis: From smart insoles, smart socks…to smart shoes.

As we noted in our monthly March tech recap, the global “athletic footwear market” is estimated to be about $127.3 billion today. However, according to the same report, the market is only expected to grow at a 4.9% rate. For context, global airport operations are expected to grow at a [...]

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