NFL 1st & Future Startup Competition Connects Silicon Valley To Super Bowl 50

Posted: Jan 21 2016, 1:21am CST | by , in News | Super Bowl


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NFL 1st & Future Startup Competition Connects Silicon Valley to Super Bowl 50

The Super Bowl comes to Silicon Valley. There will be startup competition on the day before Super Bowl 50, where the NFL hands out $50,000 to the winning startup pitches.

The NFL and Silicon Valley get together for a startup competition ahead of Super Bowl 50. On Saturday Feb. 6 TechCrunch, NFL and Stanford Graduate School of Business host the 1st and Future startup event that looks for startups that shape the future of sports.

The three categories startups will pitch their business plans include Stadium of the Future, Bringing Home the Game and Tomorrow's Athlete. The winner in each category receives $50,000 from the NFL Strategic Investment Fond and tickets to the Super Bowl 50.

The competition features several high profile judges including Marry Meeker, VC at KPCB, Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon, Mark Parker, CEO of Nike and Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State.

“We’re fortunate to have such high-caliber judges to evaluate emerging technology to help the League shape the game and the fan experience for years to come,” said Perkins Miller NFL’s Chief Digital Officer and leader of the event. “1st and Future is another innovation tool to help us better connect with the next generation of fans.” 

The NFL 1st & Future Startup Competition will be streamed live on TechCrunch starting Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8:30am until 12:00pm. 12 startups have been selected to compete in the event.

Super Bowl 50 will take place on February 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, at the Levi's Stadium. The stadium is the home of the home of the San Francisco 49ers. Super Bowl 50 will be topping all previous Super Bowl's because of the anniversary. Marketers are flocking to Super Bowl 50 and it will be a huge TV event. Read our Super Bowl 50 Facts to learn everything important about Super Bowl 50.


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