Info on Esports Business: June 18 in Austin
By 2020, esports is expected to reach $5 billion in revenue and have more fans than basketball. As esports grow toward competitive dominance, traditional sports organizations are throwing their hats in the ring, aiming to grow the sports industry as a whole. Learn more about the future of this booming sector and how you might be a part of it at a free Esports Business Accelerator Info Session hosted by Capital Factory in Austin from 5:00 to 6:30 pm Monday, June 18.
Led by Stadia Ventures, the discussion will cover its esports accelerator application process and answer questions for startup founders and teams that are building technology solutions that can be utilized in esports. Stadia Ventures helps esports startups accelerate their development through a combination of equity investment, intensive mentoring and connections to leading sports, esports, media, entertainment and global brands. Twice a year, Stadia Ventures selects up to five startups to receive as much as in $100,000 investment funding and to participate with a cohort of companies in a 14-week, immersive business development program.
Teams building in the following areas are encouraged to attend: data analytics, api solutions, A.I., virtual reality, blockchain, influencer management tools and other solutions such as broadcaster tools.
Interested in learning even more about the esports phenomenon? SXSW 2018 offered numerous sessions covering many aspects of this fast-growing, disruptive and literally game-changing industry. If you missed these panels and presentations in March, then you can listen audio from them below:
The Connected Future of Sports and Esports
Putting the Sports in Esports
The Rise of the New World Sports, Esports
The Esports Ecosystem: Credibility is Key
The Future of Statistics in Esports
The Democratizing Power of Mobile Esports
On the Bleeding Edge: Esports and Ethereum
Esports: the “E” is for Entertainment
Standardizing Esports: the Next Phase for Cities
The Trials and Tribulations of Running an Esports Team
Colliding Worlds: Shaping the Future of Esports
Hoops and Gaming: Why the NBA Started an Esports League
Lessons Learned in Leading the Fast Break to Esports
More Upcoming Austin Events:
June 15: How to Create a Powerful Pitch Deck
June 19: Founders Live Austin
June 19: SKU 6 Showcase Day — Graduation Pitch Event
June 20: Intro to Seed Funding & SputnikATX
June 20: Convergence of Healthcare and Technology
June 21: Central Texas LGBT-Allies Diversity Summit
June 21: Uncloaking the Crypto World and Unravelling the Blockchain
June 22: DivInc Demo Day
June 23: Austin Ice Cream Festival
June 25: SXSW 2019 PanelPicker Speaking Application Process Begins
June 26: Career Pivots & Side Hustles: How to Create the Life You Want
June 26: Negotiation for Professionals
June 27: Making Career Growth Part of Your Recruitment Strategy
June 29: Male Allies at Work
June 29-July 1 ATXRHACK
July 10: Bringing the Blockchain Transformation Home
July 11: Talk Data to Me
July 20: “Tell the Machine Good Night” Book Reading
August 3–5: RTX Austin 2018
August 22: Snap Judgement LIVE!
September 4: Cybersecurity
September 27–29: 2018 Texas Tribune Festival
October 2: InnoTech Austin
Oct 5–7: ACL Fest, Weekend #1
Oct 12–14: ACL Fest, Weekend #2
Oct 25-Nov 1: Austin Film Festival
October 27–28: 2018 Texas Book Festival
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Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.