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Woodbine Turf Cup Horse Racing Simulator Tracks Rider Position For Prizes

Toronto Ont.September 11, 2019.Woodbine Racetrack.Ricoh Woodbine Mile Post Position Draw Toronto Raptors Norm Powell.Woodbine/ michael burns photo

The new Woodbine Entertainment animated horse racing simulation is ready for operation at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto at the Ricoh Woodbine Mile this weekend. Fans act as a jockey during the major stakes race simulator developed by Catalyst VR out of Australia and designed as a racing specific activation that brings Canadians closer to racing than ever before at the largest race track in Canada. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Daniel Caufield, Head of Partnerships at Woodbine Entertainment, about the Turf Cup Challenge, the fan engagement experience and data c...

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Sports Betting Data During NBA Finals Drives Content and Fan Engagement

Today, you don’t have to make a trip to Las Vegas to place a NBA Finals sports bet or risk a relationship by making wagers with your friends.

Did anyone bet on the Golden State Warriors to be in five straight NBA Finals? Probably not since Las Vegas casinos would have certainly leaked this amazing sports wagering news by now after shorthanded DubNation swept the Portland Trail Blazers in 3 straight second half comeback games for the ages culminated by triple-double performances by Steph Curry and Draymond Green in game 4, a first in NBA Playoffs history by two players on the same team...

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Future of Sport Lab, MLSE and Ryerson University Sports Tech Startup Cohorts

Six sports tech startups workshopped their innovations across Ryerson University and MLSE teams and venues

Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment incubated six inaugural sports tech startups within the Future of Sport Lab (FSL) ecosystem.  The startup businesses then pitched their technology and business plans to more than 100 eager business leaders in the space from across Canada at the Mattamy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Dr. Cheri Bradish, Director of Future of Sport Lab, about the immersive programming each startup received. Included is a partnership with the Ted Rogers School of Business, mentorship within the FSL network of professionals and academics, as well as access to investors and leading academies...

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SponsorshipX Expands To Nashville For NFL Draft Week And France

SponsorshipX is an immersive live conference experience uniting 100-125 of the top marketing and sponsorship professionals in Nashville during the NFL Draft Week of April 23-25, 2019. A variety of global speakers in sports and eSports will share marketing trends and sponsorship initiatives while in Music City. Mark Harrison, Founder and Chairperson, chatted with the Sports Techie community blog about SponsorshipX, it’s Toronto beginnings in 2005, and expanding the event from Canada into the United States and France. He is also President and CEO at The T1 Agency for the past 25-years, they operate proprietary community event properties and develop brand experiences...

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Future of Sports Top Six Sports Tech Startups Selected For Incubator

Future of Sports Lab is a business incubator that sounds like an amazing opportunity and it is. FSL as its known is a collaboration between Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto, Canada. Six Canadian and North American startups were selected from an overflowing pool of innovative applicants to be a part of the cutting edge program. The Sports Techie community blog is as excited as you should be about all the incubators in the sports tech space. Ontario has it going on with the FSL.


Future of Sports Lab (FSL) collaboration between Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Top Six

The selection process was thorough and candidates were fully vetted by the FSL advisory committee and mentor network...

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Canadian Soccer Business Buys Stadium Digital Sports Tech Provider

Canadian Soccer Business Powers Powers CPL, Acquires Stadium Digital

Canadian Soccer Business Acquires Stadium Digital – A full service digital media company and Canada’s Leading Fan Engagement Platform Provider

Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) located in Toronto is taking Team Canada and the new Canadian Premier League (CPL) launching in 2019 to new digital territories by acquiring sports tech company, Stadium Digital. Football fans across the nation can look forward the delivery of compelling content and live video streams as part of CSB’s mobile distribution strategy to provide more engagement between fans and their favorite sport leagues, teams and clubs with an eye towards the United 2026 World Cup. The Sports Techie community blog has followed the growth of Stadium Digital, a ful...

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TeamSnap Officials, Refs and Umps Sports Tech Management

TeamSnap Launches New Officials Management Platform to Serve Referees and Umpires

TeamSnap Officials is ready to use. It was designed specifically to manage game officials as an intuitive online sports tech platform. This new feature allows for the management of match officials, referees and umpires while meeting communication and scheduling needs in regards to youth and recreational sport. The Sports Techie community blog encourages the use of sports tech products, solution’s and systems to optimize and streamline business operations. TeamSnap continues to build out innovative sports technology assets as a single solution to meet the constantly evolving demands of that occurs when managing sport teams, leagues and now refs, in the digital age.

TeamSnap Launches New Officials Management Pl...

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Lyft Atlanta Ride Share Driver

Ride Share Driving For Lyft Atlanta

Lyft Atlanta Ride Share Driving – Sports Techie blog

Lyft is my preferred ride sharing company even before Uber started started taking negative PR hits because of their corporate culture towards women employees primarily forcing their founder to step down. When I did not own a car, I relied on mostly public transportation and that means Marta buses and trains in Atlanta as well as relying on ride share. I bought a Chevy Cruze last year and now drive exclusively for Lyft although I am cleared for Uber too. Now 1,500 rides later, it has truly been an amazing opportunity to both meet people, see the Atlanta area and places I would probably never have visited otherwise, and to understand this new age, tech-driven business model...

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68 Soccer Nations Where the Women Are On Top

68 Soccer Nations Where the Women are on Top

The World Cup will kick off in Russia on 14th June, with the hosts facing Saudi Arabia in the opening game, which will be viewed by a global audience of over 100 million viewers. The Sports Techie global community supports the growth of soccer worldwide as long as the playing field of sports technology is as even as can be. Over the following month you will see a parade of international superstars and football tested countries battling it out for the coveted FIFA World Cup Trophy, presented to the winners in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on 15th July.

The Numbers

But men, aren’t the only ones involved in this beautiful game and women now make up 10% of the playing population with over 27 million players registered worldwide, and in some countries ...

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Video Streaming Platforms Offer OTT Savings Versus Cable TV Costs

Cut The Cord Because OTT Technology Saves Streaming Sports Costs

Cut The Cord Because OTT Technology Saves Streaming Sports Costs

Cutting the cord is like swimming or riding a bike solo for the first time, you simply have to plunge in when the time calls for saying good-bye to traditional cable television or satellite pay-TV commitments and go for it. In my case, paying for Comcast Xfinity TV services here in Atlanta is over for now and I’ve entered the world of OTT (over-the-top) to stream content with a Roku TV device and other video streaming platforms and applications...

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