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Dodgers Sports Accelerator taps five companies in ’16


By Jon Weisman

Five budding businesses have been chosen by the Dodgers and R/GA Ventures for the second Dodgers Sports Accelerator, which launches today.

The Accelerator focuses on growth-stage companies and immediate business opportunities designed to create a path to category leadership and scale — i.e., being great with the potential to be greater. The companies will receive in-depth engagement with the Dodger leadership, business units and industry network, as well as with R/GA’s award-winning strategic marketing, branding, design and technology services.

The companies:

  • Greenfly transforms the relationships of organizations into powerful networks for content creation and distribution.
  • Keemotion enables broadcast partners, professional leagues and universities from around the world to produce, customize, stream and share professional-quality HD video content live with the push of a button.
  • ShotTracker, with its innovative “ShotTracker TEAM” solution, affordably captures real-time stats for basketball teams, yielding powerful analytics for coaches, players and fans.
  • Renegade creates next-generation, “Sweat X” branded sports detergent, stain and odor technologies, specifically engineered to meet the needs of today’s high-performance sports apparel and gear, used at the professional, collegiate and youth sports levels.
  • WSC Technologies has developed a platform that creates personalized sports videos automatically and in real-time, helping sports leagues and broadcasters to engage fans and monetize their content.

The program will conclude in early November with invite-only demo events, at which each startup will present to industry leaders, partners, and customers in the sports, technology and entertainment communities.

For more information, visit and follow @dodgersaccel and @rgaventures.

Dodgers Accelerator startup program takes next step


By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers Accelerator program announced in April  — a program for investing in startups to benefit the next era of sports teams and their fans — has announced the selection of its initial 10 companies.

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Dodgers to invest in sports technology startups with Dodgers Accelerator



By Jon Weisman

As part of the organization’s forward-thinking mentality, the Dodgers have joined with technology, design and marketing company R/GA to launch a program for investing in startups to benefit the next era of sports teams and their fans.

“The sports industry is ripe with opportunities for innovation,” Dodger chief financial officer Tucker Kain said. “There are countless ways for new technology to create more powerful consumer experiences, heighten fan engagement and improve efficiencies. We’re thrilled at the opportunity to work with some of the best sports-centric startups from the L.A. area and across the globe.”

The new program, Dodgers Accelerator (@DodgersAccel on Twitter), is designed to enable companies to explore and launch new business models, as well as help accelerate the growth of great products and services that have recently launched but not yet scaled. Ten startups will be chosen to receive special access to industry partnerships and distribution channels.

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