U of M Researchers Form New SportsTech Startup Dexalytics

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screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-11-37-20-amCan two University of Minnesota researchers crack the code of startup success?

Tyler Bosch & Don Dengel of Dexalytics are developing a proprietary system that scores lean muscle, fat, and bone density to determine the correlation between an athlete’s body composition and their performance.

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Sportradar Opens Up Data For Startups

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“Minneapolis – Sportradar, the leading provider of sports data services globally, announced today the introduction of Acceleradar — the industry’s first free data program to support early stage startups.

Eligible participants will be granted free data access, up to one year, via Sportradar’s industry leading API. Sportradar covers 48 sports and 400,000 events per year.”

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Gophers Football Launches VR App To Up Their Game

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“FusionSports, a leading digital marketing agency that creates virtual reality (VR) experiences for sports brands, and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football program (led by Head Coach Tracy Claeys) have partnered to create cinematic VR content to enhance their recruiting efforts. The content will be featured in a custom mobile application launching this fall) custom designed for the football program.

VR has been consistently touted as the next medium for storytelling in multiple industries, but its many uses for sports are crystal clear. Sports are highly dynamic and action-packed, with a multitude of elements that make VR a natural method for effectively capturing on- and off-field experiences to foster a whole new level of engagement.”

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LeagueSafe Bought By SportsHub

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screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-7-47-39-am“MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 21, 2016 — In a move that greatly enhances its position as a full-spectrum provider of fantasy sports products and services, SportsHub Technologies, LLC announced today that it has acquired LeagueSafe, LLC, a Minnesota-based company that offers fantasy players the most trusted online payment solution for collecting and protecting fantasy dues.”

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Local Sports Tech Startup TeamGenius Is Gaining Ground

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teamgenius_logo_website-239x65Minnesota SaaS startup TeamGenius is gaining ground in the youth sports tryout and player development market since launching in July.

At the top level, most importantly — 30 paying customers are now using the product now,  pushing them swiftly in the direction of positive cash flow.

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Sportradar Plays The Numbers Game

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screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-7-55-59-pmby Sam Schaust, Twin Cities Business

“It’s conventional wisdom that international expansion, multibillion-dollar broadcast contracts and lucrative new stadia are changing the face of pro sports. But none of these are more than a bunt single compared with the home run that is the data revolution. Sports is proving to be the ultimate numbers game, and a local group [Sportradar] is leading the revolution from Minneapolis.”

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