NFL Kicks Off Search For Startups To Join Pitch Competition
Innovative sports-related startups once again will have a chance to woo the NFL to win some cash and go to the Super Bowl.
Startups can apply for the NFL's second annual 1st & Future startup pitch competition on Feb. 4 in Houston. The NFL is teaming up with the Texas Medical Center to find up to nine companies at all stages focusing on player health and safety.
They will compete in three categories: Communicating with the Athlete, Training the Athlete and Materials to Protect the Athlete.
Besides pitching in front of NFL team owners, execs and the TMC, the three winning startups will each receive a $50,000 check from the NFL's Strategic Investment Fund, two tickets to attend Super Bowl LI at Reliant Stadium on Feb. 5 and entry into TMC's Accelerator, TMCx.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 20.
The big game was held at the high-tech Levi's Stadium in nearby Santa Clara, California.