Dodgers Accelerator startup program takes next step

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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.

From today’s press release, they are:

  1. Appetize – POS, mobile-ordering, and inventory management platform for live events
  2. Doorstat – helps businesses and brands better understand foot traffic, customer demographics, and customer behavior through a proprietary technology solution
  3. FieldLevel – private social network for sports recruiting that connects coaches and helps college teams find the best athletes for their programs
  4. FocusMotion – complete solution that makes it easy to track and analyze movements, gestures, and exercises with wearables
  5. Kinduct – develops connected health, fitness and human performance software solutions that help make people better
  6. LeagueApps – platform enabling local sports organizers to create and manage amazing sports experiences
  7. ProDay – mobile app that lets anyone work out with professional athletes. Anytime. Anywhere.
  8. SidePrize – facilitates side challenges for your fantasy league
  9. Swish Analytics – algorithm-driven tools for daily fantasy players, and fans
  10. Yezno – social platform that allows sports fans to poll, engage and debate each other

“This program includes companies that have already established category leadership and are rapidly scaling operations, as well as earlier-stage companies with innovative ideas and visionary founders,” said Dodger chief financial officer Tucker Kain. “All of the companies will benefit greatly from the network and expertise the L.A. Dodgers, and its ownership, can provide.”

Dodgers Accelerator is run by the Dodgers in partnership with R/GA, which develops products, services and communications to grow client brands and businesses. A demonstration day is scheduled for November 10.

Christine Magee of TechCrunch has more on the program and today’s news.

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