3 Days to NYC: Attracting investors to your fantasy sports idea The growth in the Fantasy Sports Trade Association over the past few years shows that there are still great new ideas coming to the fantasy sports world. Those ideas take time to grow, but they also take money.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that fantasy sports players are plugged into the Internet for information about their teams, their players and the latest news about the sport they play. The Internet is the predominant way to keep score in the fantasy sports.
It only took fantasy sports startup SportsLock two months from initial release of its mobile application to closing on a $5 million Series A round of financing. The Series A round officially closed in early May, but has not been announced until today.
With Times Square as its backdrop, the 2015 Fantasy Sports Trade Association’s annual Summer Conference heads to New York City to help industry leaders gain further insight from each other and some of the top fantasy sports minds in America.
Every fantasy player has a smart phone, or so it would seem. Every fantasy player has instant access 24/7 to all the data in sports. Or so it is assumed.
The most exciting two minutes in sports is the Kentucky Derby. The most exciting three minutes in fantasy sports is the Elevator Pitch, where fantasy sports entrepreneurs get to showcase their ideas in front of the attendees at the 2015 FSTA Summer Conference in New York City.
FSTA Executive Director, Meg Van Petten talks about how new members can best benefit from the Summer Conference. As Executive Director of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, Meg Van Petten oversees one of the fastest-growing industry trade associations in the U.S. She talks about her role in the event and how new members and attendees can best benefit from the two-day event in New York City.
Jay Correia is the owner and senior consultant of DreamCo Design in West Dundee, IL. He has developed Websites, marketing solutions, and print material for a broad range of customers for more a decade. He talks about the value of the FSTA Summer Conference.
While 41 million people in North America over the age of 12 play fantasy sports, that still leaves about 300 million people who surely would play if they knew more about the games. That’s one conclusion of the 2014 FSTA industry survey. Among those interviewed were people who did not play fantasy sports, only 4% were familiar with fantasy sports and how the games were scored and played.
RealTime Fantasy Sports, a sponsor of the 2015 FSTA Summer Conference, delivers a comprehensive daily fantasy sports experience, with games in baseball, football, basketball and hockey, as well as season-long fantasy leagues. Ahead of this year’s event, Mark Hanna, president of RealTime Fantasy Sports, discussed how the FSTA Summer Conference continues to deliver value to […]