By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
Happy Friday, Noontime Nation fans and friends – hope you’re ready for a great weekend!
I am excited to introduce a new weekly piece of content – our Noontime Nation Sports Business and Tech notebook – which will highlight some Massachusetts news from the sports (and athletic) technology, business, and start-up world.
As someone that is passionate about sports business, start-ups, and technology, I am excited to introduce this new content that I hope you (and others) will enjoy and share.
Have a great weekend and thanks for checking out our first-ever Sports Business and Technology notebook here on NoontimeSports.com
News and Links from the Boston Sports Business & Tech World
- PlayEasy was recently named to Built In Boston’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2020.
PlayEasy – for those that may not be familiar with this company – is the equivalent of OpenTable when it comes to reserving basketball courts, skating rinks, and playing fields. The company is connected with more than 500 athletic facilities.
- The Sports Innovation Lab recently examined in a blog post the ‘Power of Togetherness,’ as well as how sports are creating ‘a sense of community.’
- In a recent interview with Fancred, Matt Lombardo doesn’t think that Eli Manning, who quarterbacked the New York Giants to two Super Bowls, is a lock for Canton, Ohio (the National Football League).
Fans can subscribe to the Fancred YouTube channel, so you won’t miss future videos (like the one above!) by CLICKING HERE!
- Don’t miss the first DraftKings Over/Under Show tomorrow morning (Saturday, January 25th, 2020) on 98.5 The Sports Hub at 7 a.m. The show will be hosted by Joe Murray and Dan Lifshatz.
This is exciting news for the hyper-local daily fantasy company to continue expanding its brand through a well-listened to radio station in Boston, but also perhaps reach some new users, too.
I’m looking forward to tuning in – Joe Murray is an old friend of the site that appeared on our podcasts back in 2010 and 2011.
Upcoming Events to Attend (and network!) in Massachusetts
- Boondock Sports will be hosting a 3v3 adult basketball tournament on Saturday, January 25th at The Shrewsbury Club in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
- Sunday (January 26th) afternoon volleyball (drop by and play!) by Boondock Sports at Milford High School (Milford)
- The Twisted Networking event in Davis Square (Somerville) on Monday, January 27th
- Working in Tech: College to Career on Wednesday, January 29th.
- The 2020 Best Buddies Challenge at Hyannis Port on Thursday, January 30th
- The American Marketing Association Boston (AMA Boston) Super Bowl Ad Preview Party on Thursday, January 30th.
- 2020 Olympic Sports and Innovation at Venture Cafe (Cambridge) on Thursday, January 30th.
- The Watertown Free Public Library will host an event about using LinkedIn for your job search on Thursday, January 30th.