SportsEngine Acquires BracketPal

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SportsEngine, a division of NBC Sports Group, today announced that it has acquired BracketPal, the leading beach volleyball league and tournament management software company. The BracketPal team joins forces with Advanced Event Systems (AES), which was acquired by SportsEngine in 2015, to further add to SportsEngine’s comprehensive suite of volleyball technology.”

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Sportradar Buys AI Software Maker MOCAP Analytics

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“New York, NY – Thursday, October 12 – Sportradar US, LLC announced today that it has acquired MOCAP Analytics, Inc. The acquisition combines Sportradar’s leadership in sports data with MOCAP’s expertise in AI-powered data storytelling. Together they will pursue new opportunities to develop player-tracking data products to engage NBA, NFL and other sports fans.”

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MN SportsTech Venture Hockey Finder Is Navigating The Rinks

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Some startups are born out of deep purpose, the result of a vision brought to fruition. Others are more serendipitous.

Derrik Dyka describes his crossing paths with Don Giroux as a happy accident of sorts. Giroux, a native Canadian who moved to Minnesota to marry a girl many years back, became a friend and tennis partner. The two would go on to form Hockey Finder, a digital resource for arranging recreational games on the rink.

As Dyka watches the venture continue to gain impressive traction, he’s enjoying the ride and recognizing its bigger potential.

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Beta.MN / Byte: Tempo Sports Intelligence

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Tempo Sports Intelligence

Who is on the team?

Deric Manrique

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

There is a big pain in the sports industry when it comes to brands evaluating their sports sponsorships.  Brands spend hundreds of millions of dollars on these sponsorships, yet still have a hard time understanding their audience and ROI.

Tempo Sports Intelligence is a sports sponsorship and technology agency that develops TempoCheck proprietary sponsorship evaluation software that saves a lot of time and money.

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Starting 11 Wins The 2017 Minnesota Cup High Tech Division & Picks Up $30k

Three division finalists gathered last night for their moment of truth in this year’s Minnesota Cup business competition.

Judges chose daily fantasy soccer app Starting 11 as the High Tech division winner, topping Extempore (2nd) and Team Genius (3rd).

Formed in and led by cofounder/ CEO Teague Orgeman, the sportstech venture was formed by six core partners in 2015 to bring fantasy sports into the game of soccer, making it more “active and exciting.”

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Top Three Takeaways From The Ultimate Guide To SportsTech In Minnesota

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It doesn’t take an emotional attachment to the team, a “love for the game” or a real understanding of sports at all to appreciate what’s happening right now within Minnesota SportsTech cluster of companies.

The founders and operators of some 26 unique companies featured in The Ultimate Guide To SportsTech in Minnesota v2 share a passion that goes beyond the bleachers. They are in the game and on the field of business, playing a part in what has undeniably become a major part of American culture and economy.

The guide is specific by company, yet general for the 20,000 ft. view of things; based on the latter, aggregate data, three takaways stand out from this version:

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