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S11 Enters Global HYPE - Sports Innovation Top 50 Program

We're so pleased to announce that Starting 11 has been selected for the global HYPE - Sports Innovation Top 50 Program. This program is renowned worldwide for launching the world's most innovative sport startups. 

The TOP 50 serves as a fast lane for startups, and provides access and engagement with top global sports-related leaders within sports and tech corporations, VCs & investors, sports stakeholders, etc. In addition, the program provides enhanced media exposure, building credibility through ongoing activity.

HYPE - Sports Innovation is the largest sports innovation ecosystem with over 26,000 leaders and key decision makers, including sports and global technology brands, academia, investors and startups. HYPE- Sports Innovation is running the TOP 50 program for the most innovative sports startups and additional core activities around the world, to advance its mission to impact people's lives through the power of sports and innovation.

Our team will have the opportunity to participate in  major global HYPE Sports Innovation events, including the UK English Premier League final event and the 2018 FIFA World Cup event in Moscow. Learn more here.

 

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Starting 11 at Sportcon!

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Join us for Minnesota’s premier Sport Analytics Conference the Friday before Minneapolis hosts the Super Bowl!  Starting 11 CEO Teague Orgeman will be moderating a fantasy sports panel and will be pitching the company at the Sportcon event. 

Explore the many ways in which data-driven decision making continues to play a major role in sports, with a stellar lineup of speakers from academia, professional teams and the tech industry. This free event is perfect for sports fans, as well as analytics enthusiasts from any field. Learn more at minneanalytics.org/sportcon.

 

 

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Startup Capital of the North Showcase

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Check out Starting 11 and a group of fantastic MN sports tech startups at the Super Bowl week showcase on January 30! Registration and details here.

Description from the organizers: 

It’s Super Bowl week in Minneapolis! Join us to celebrate the breadth of innovation across the Startup Capital of the North. We can’t think of a better way to share our Northern pride than showcasing great ideas from Minnesota's leading startups, including the rapidly growing sports tech community.

The event will kick off with presentations from the founders of an all-star lineup of MN Cup winners over the past decade. Following these updates, we will be hosting a demo hour of the emerging local sports and student startups. Join us for appetizers and drinks to connect with leading entrepreneurs and celebrate the Startup Capital of the North!

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We're On Fire!

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We're proud to have been named to MinneInno's inaugural 50 on Fire awards list! MinneInno's 50 on Fire Awards are designed to shine a little extra light on the local individuals and businesses truly setting the local startup scene on fire. 

Join us on January 24 at the 50 on Fire awards event to celebrate the Twin Cities tech and innovation ecosystem. Tickets are here.

 

 

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Starting 11 at Women's Pitch Fest

Starting 11 CMO and co-founder Amanda Heyman pitched Starting 11 during the 2017 Twin Cities Startup Week Women's Pitch Fest. Amanda gave a 3-minute pitch to an audience of over 300 people at the University of Minnesota McNamara Center on October 9.

The third annual Women’s Pitch Fest, hosted by WE*, featured 18 women entrepreneurs and was organized by Capita3. The Pitch Fest took place after the Minnesota Cup competition finale event, where Starting 11 was honored as the High Tech Division Winner.

Watch Amanda's pitch here (video courtesy of TECHdotMN):

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Great Night at Beta.mn!

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Thanks to Beta.mn for a fantastic night with the local startup community. We had a chance to tell our story and hear direct feedback and questions from hundreds of interested attendees. 

The most frequently asked question was "How do you play?" -- and we have all the answers in the short video below. Take a look and also check out our FAQ section.

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Starting 11 Wins Minnesota Cup High Tech Division!

Starting 11 is the winner of the Minnesota Cup High Tech Division! We are so proud of our team and excited to keep moving forward in the competition.

“We were honored to be in the same company with the high tech division semifinalists, and especially the finalists, Extempore and Team Genius, both of whom would have been deserving winners," said Starting 11 CEO Teague Orgeman. "And we’re very grateful to the MN Cup and its judges for this opportunity.”

We'll be competing for the Minnesota Cup's $50,000 Grand Prize on October 9. Good luck and congratulations to all the Division Winners! 

The Starting 11 team and our fantastic MN Cup mentor, Steven Snyder.

The Starting 11 team and our fantastic MN Cup mentor, Steven Snyder.

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Starting 11 Is A Minnesota Cup Finalist!

Starting 11 is proud to announce that our team has earned a finalist 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 24 teams advancing to the final round. Over $450,000 in prize money is at stake.

Starting 11 is one of 2017's 3 high tech division finalists along with language-learning startup Extempore and youth tryout app Team Genius.

One winner and one runner-up from each of the eight divisions will be announced in late September. 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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