Minnesota Timberwolves Break Into Esports With T-Wolves Gaming

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Minneapolis-St. Paul – In the first-ever NBA 2K League Expansion Draft, T-Wolves Gaming, the Minnesota Timberwolves organization’s NBA 2K League affiliate, last night selected Timothy “oLARRY” Anselimo with the 3rd overall selection and Mihad “I F E A S T” Feratovic with the 6th overall pick. Today, T-Wolves Gaming traded the rights to oLARRY to the Cavs Legion GC in exchange for Brandon “Hood” Caicedo.”

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SportsTech Venture Prevent Biometrics Buys Wearable Concussion Tech

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“MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prevent Biometrics, the Cleveland Clinic spinoff that developed the first accurate, real-time system for monitoring head impacts in contact sports, today announced that it has acquired the head impact monitoring assets of Seattle-based X2 Biosystems.

The transaction brings together the two leading head impact monitoring technologies, Prevent’s Impact Monitor Mouthguard, and X2’s skin patch-based platform.”

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In Conversation With Angelina Lawton, Founder & CEO, Sportsdigita

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“In this latest interview, we hear from Angelina Lawton, Founder & CEO at Sportsdigita, who we caught up with at the ALSD International event in London last week. Angelina, firstly, welcome to London and ALSD International. Could you start off by telling us a little bit about yourself, your career journey thus far and your most memorable career highlights to date?”

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Wellbeats Expands Its On-Demand Fitness Classes To Employers

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“Remember those cheesy exercise videos from the 1980s and ’90s? Wellbeats is bringing them back—this time to your office. Thankfully, they left the legwarmers and leotards in the past.

Based in St. Louis Park, Wellbeats offers on-demand virtual fitness classes to health clubs, hotels, colleges and universities, multifamily housing complexes, the U.S. military, and now, corporate wellness programs.

“With workplace wellness growing,” says CEO Jason Von Bank, “expanding into the employer market made sense.”

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I’m Todd Larson, The Cofounder & CEO Of TeamGenius, And This Is How I Work

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Thanks to Minnesota Tech Startup Supporter Fueled Collective for underwriting our entrepreneur-focused How I Work series!

 
Todd Larson is the cofounder and CEO of Minnesota sportstech startup TeamGenius.

What one word best describes how you work?

Tirelessly

What is your current device/hardware/office setup?

I use a Dell XPS 15 for most development and day-to-day work, connected to a dock with dual monitors. My MacBook Pro is used for mobile development and video production. The Flexidesk adjustable standing desk riser is my newest and favorite addition.

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

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Football Tech Startup GoRout Catches $1M in Seed Financing

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GoRout LLC, a buzzworthy Rochester-based football technology startup that began as a tenant in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, has raised $1 million in a seed financing round and is growing quickly, according to city leaders.

GoRout was founded in 2013 in the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator by CEO Mike Rolih. Its communications technology for football teams is like a wearable smartphone: During practices, players sport a shockproof digital display on their forearms, enabling coaches to eliminate huddles and thus maximize their practice time, reduce mistakes and improve communication.”

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[FIELD NOTES] IGDATC June – Going to 11: Developing a Fantasy Soccer App

The local chapter of the International Game Developers Association met in June to dig into the art and craft of making games. The two presentations focused on the logistics and challenges of creating a visual novel and the process of launching a fantasy sports app.

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