Sports | Technology | Entertainment
The LA Dodgers and R/GA Announce Second Sports Program
The Los Angeles Dodgers and R/GA Ventures are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the second class of the LA Dodgers Sports and Entertainment program. The program, the first of its kind in the sports industry, is revolutionizing how fans, athletes, and sports organizations intersect with technology.
The upcoming program will build upon the achievements of the highly successful 2015 class, and the unique approach to catalyzing early and later-stage startups. Featuring unmatched access to industry partnerships and expertise, the program is designed to ignite a path to category leadership for participating startups.
The fastest changing sports market in history is ushering in a new era for teams and their fans, creating unprecedented opportunities to innovate and shape industry growth. A rising generation of fans, athletes, teams, performers, media players, and sponsors are seeking innovative technologies that span from the stadium to the streets.
The first Dodgers program broke the mold of a traditional accelerator, to help establish category leadership for the participating startups. The companies selected for the second program will be a dynamic mix of growth-stage startups that have achieved initial product-market fit and are poised to accelerate their growth, as well as early-stage startups that are developing new technologies, products, and services.
How Does It Work?
Five to seven startups will be selected, enabling in-depth engagement with the Dodgers’ leadership, business units, and industry network as well as R/GA’s award-winning strategic marketing, branding, design, and technology services.
- $120K+ in exchange for up to 6% equity
- Co-workspace facilities provided
- Curated mentorship and business development opportunities
- Strategic support from the Dodgers’ organization leadership
- Product, brand, and business-building services from R/GA
- Culminates in invite-only demo event
What's the timeline?
Jun 10Application Deadline
Jul 18Selected Companies
Aug 22Program Begins
Nov 10Demo Event
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