Last Thursday, Betabeat joined a crowd of about 40 entrepreneurs at the New York Sports Tech Meetup. The group had gathered at the New York Times building in Midtown where the view from Goodwin Proctor’s office on the 26th floor offered a glimpse of Ellis Island as the sunset reflected across the Hudson River.
The meetup, which has been held monthly since February, is run by Homefield founder Joe Yevoli, who left Shelby.tv of TechStars fame to pursue the team’s original–sportier!–concept, as well as Dave Blake, VP of product sales at Stainless Code (a company that helps advertisers run campaigns targeted to real-time events in sports games).
The meetup, which was sponsored by Goodwin Proctor, Stainless Code, and USA Today Sports Media Group, featured just one company: Gate F, a mobile sports app that lets users check-in to bars during a game, chat with friends, and compete for rewards such as tickets to see your favorite team play. Read More