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Starting 11 LAUNCHES!!

We are live! After many months of hard work, Starting 11's daily fantasy soccer app is now available in the App Store and the Google Play store. 

Our team is thrilled to launch the world's first live daily fantasy soccer platform, which allows users to make changes to their fantasy squad lineups in real time - just like a real-life soccer manager. As of today, players can start setting their lineups for the first matches of the 2017 English Premier League season that kicks off on August 12.

Challenge a friend to a Private 1 v 1 game, or find a new friend with our Public 1 v 1 feature. You can even find other Starting 11 users located within a pitch length (about 115m) to play against, so if you’re watching EPL Gameweek 1 from your favorite pub, sign up some new friends to play along the way.  We also have winner-take-all and 50/50 contests for you to test your skills against groups of four and ten players.

We are currently offering free contests for players all around the world and in the United
States. Our team is working hard to add cash-based contests in the U.K., Canada, and over 40 U.S. states this fall.

Check out our new videos, official launch press release, and our fantastic writeup (pictured above) in the UK Fantasy Football Magazine! And sign up here for the latest Starting 11 updates, tips, news, and more.

Best of luck on the pitch.

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Starting 11 offers LIVE PLAY

For as long as fantasy sports have been around, the game play experience has always gone like this: select your fantasy team’s starters during the week and then sit back and watch, helplessly, as those starting players performed –- or, more often, didn’t perform –- on the pitch.

But what if you could make decisions for your fantasy soccer team in real-time?  What if you could test your skills as a coach, not just a general manager?

That's where Starting 11 comes in.  With Starting 11, just as in traditional fantasy soccer, you select 11 players to start for your fantasy squad before matches start.  But unlike traditional fantasy soccer, the Starting 11 game doesn't end when the first match of the day begins.  In Starting 11's contests, you make decisions in real-time and have the ability to react to real-life events as they happen because Starting 11's users can make up to three substitutions to their team during live play, just like a real-life soccer manager.  

Your best midfielder just doesn't have it that day?  Use one of your three substitutions to send him off for someone in better form.  Your star forward's club has raced out to a 3-0 lead and is just holding the ball in the second half?  Bring on a new forward whose club is pressing the attack and watch as your substituted player tries to help his real-life team and your fantasy team come from behind to win.  Your most important defender gets sent off for a rough tackle?  Your day isn't over -- your day is just beginning, as you're now given the opportunity to choose his replacement (and maybe change formations while you're at it).

We want to improve the way our users experience soccer by empowering them to become active participants in, not passive observers of, live soccer matches.  Join us!

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Starting 11 Earns A Minnesota Cup Semifinalist Slot In High Tech Division

Starting 11 is proud to announce that our team has earned a semifinalist spot in the Minnesota Cup venture competition's high tech division. Minnesota Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the nation, with entrepreneurs competing in eight divisions.

Over 500 teams entered MN Cup this year, with only 80 teams advancing to the semifinal round. Over $450,000 in prize money is at stake.

Starting 11 is one of 2017's 10 high tech division semifinalists; see the full list of semifinalists here.

Semifinalists meet with experienced mentors throughout the summer to craft detailed business plans, and three finalists from each division will be chosen to present final business plans in August.

Winners from each of the eight divisions will be announced in late summer. Each division runner-up will receive $5,000, while division winners receive $30,000 and a shot at the $50,000 grand prize and $20,000 second prize to be awarded at the MN Cup awards celebration on October 9 at the University of Minnesota.

More than 13,000 Minnesotans have participated in MN Cup since it began 13 years ago. Finalists have gone on to raise more than $230 million in capital to support the development of their ideas, create jobs, and broker numerous business partnerships, collaborations and distribution agreements.

Learn more at www.mncup.org.

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Starting 11 Beta Test Signup

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Starting 11 Beta Test Signup

Apple Users, please enter the email associated with your Apple ID below:


Android users, please click the button below to download the latest build.


To UPDATE the beta app:

  • Apple - go to the "Test Flight" app. It has been recently updated so you may need to go to this link on your phone
     
  • Android - Go to this link on your phone to upgrade to V2.0. You must be signed into Google for this link to work.

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Hello Starting 11 Beta Fans!

We're so glad to have you on our team. 

Starting 11 is a daily fantasy app for the beautiful game. Pick your squad before kickoff and make in-game substitutions during live play -- just like a manager. 

Look for the beta versions of our iOS and Android apps to launch near the end of March. Play for pride or for cash prizes. 

If you are reading this, it would really help us out if you could 1) sign up for our newsletter here, and 2) forward this blog post to a friend who loves soccer and might be interested in joining our beta launch. Your friend can also sign up here in 10 seconds or less.

And please be in touch with us - Starting 11 is a "for us by us" company, and we need your feedback and suggestions. Follow and tweet to us at @starting11app or email us at teague@starting11.io.

Also, stay tuned for more news about our second app in development:  Social Soccer by Starting 11.