FanWide Launches Social Network for Sports Fans that Organizes Viewing Parties for Every Team in Every City

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FanWide is a Seattle-based sports technology startup that organizes viewing parties for sports fans that are looking to meet up with other local fans to watch their favorite team, wherever they are located. FanWide is now signing up fans, along with bars and restaurants from around the country so they can attract new customers and increase sales by hosting dozens of events every week, throughout the year.

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FanWide will help the tens of millions of sports fans that live out-of-market from their favorite team, have relocated for work or school, or are traveling.

FanWide Technologies Inc. (, a Seattle-based sports technology startup, has launched publicly this week and is taking signups from fans and bars nationwide. FanWide is a social network for sports fans that organizes viewing parties for every team in every city. The company has released the first service designed to connect millions of sports fans with other supporters of their favorite team at local bars and restaurants that are guaranteed to be featuring their team’s game, offering a dedicated viewing experience. FanWide is organizing events in Seattle for the beginning of the NFL and NCAA Football seasons, and starting today, fans and venues from every state are encouraged to sign up for the upcoming nationwide rollout.

“FanWide will help the tens of millions of sports fans that live out-of-market from their favorite team, have relocated for work or school, or are traveling,” said Symon Perriman, President and Founder at FanWide. “Our team has not only created a service that sports fans have been demanding, but we are offering bars and restaurants nationwide the opportunity to host dozens of events every week, throughout the year, providing them with new customers and sales.”

FanWide Technologies Inc. was founded in 2016 by a group of Duke and Oregon alumni in Seattle who were avid sports fans but found themselves living outside of their teams’ local markets. Since meeting in 2007, the group has been organizing and attending viewing parties for the local alumni which allowed them to enjoy networking opportunities while exploring their newly adopted city. They soon discovered that the traditional sports viewing party experience left a lot to be desired. With no centralized platform to connect supporters with bars, interested fans were often unaware of events featuring their favorite teams, and the bars were often unprepared. The group realized that there had to be a better way and developed FanWide as a service to connect fans nationwide while bringing bars and restaurants new business every day of the week.

The company has grown to over thirty staff members and is ready to host its first events in Seattle on the weekend of September 17th and 18th. Venues can sign up for free, and FanWide will help them attract new customers as the platform provides targeted marketing and advertising to the local fan base for the events they are hosting. Bars can also see the number of local supporters in the area when they sign up to host an event, offering predictable attendance to help them optimize staffing, service, food and drink availability, resulting in a better experience for both fans and venues alike.

FanWide will expand across the country over the next few weeks, with launch events planned for Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago. The company will start offering NHL, NBA and NCAA Basketball viewing parties later this fall. FanWide is accelerating its growth through venture capital investments, along with community support from sports fans through a crowdfunding campaign at

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