ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- It's not every day the nation's top football players and coaches like Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson, LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow, Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh and others come to the tri-state area. On Friday, March 6, sports tech venture capital firm SeventySix Capital will host an education and networking event before the Maxwell Football Club honors the season's best of the best in football.
The Sports Innovation Meetup Series Powered by SeventySix Capital will come to the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. This free educational panel focused on the business of sports betting will kick off the day from 9-10:30 a.m. before the Maxwell Awards Gala event later that evening.
Entrepreneurs, investors, sports industry professionals, and athletes in attendance will learn about marketing in the new era of sports betting from esteemed speakers with ample opportunity to network with the group.
Confirmed speakers include Aubrey Levy (VP of Marketing & Content at theScore), Sharon Otterman (Chief Marketing Officer at William Hill), and Josh Appelbaum (Sports Betting Reporter at VSiN). SeventySix Capital's Director of Marketing Jessica David will moderate the discussion.
Interested participants can register for the free event here: http://bit.ly/sim032020.
"We're thrilled to have the SeventySix Capital team host this educational event alongside our annual Gala ceremony in Atlantic City," said Mark Wolpert, Executive Director of the Maxwell Football Club. "Their expertise in entrepreneurship and sports innovation is an exciting addition to our program featuring honorees like Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow, and Chase Young."
The Sports Innovation Meetup Series Powered by SeventySix Capital is an event series dedicated to bringing together the national communities of sports business professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and athletes.
Unlike traditional VC firms, SeventySix Capital offers startups more than financial capital. The sports tech venture capital company offers its portfolio company founders deep expertise and hands-on assistance with hiring, operations, marketing and much more.
"At SeventySix Capital, we want to be involved in game-changing ideas and startups. We want to help facilitate the conversations driving innovation in sports and the people making the next big thing happen," SeventySix Capital Managing Partner Wayne Kimmel explained.
"There are a lot of big things happening in the sports tech, esports, and sports betting industries that many people aren't aware of yet. What we're doing is giving the investment and sports business community opportunities to learn about the incredible things that entrepreneurs are building in sports, while connecting them with others in their community and beyond," Kimmel continued.
After the free Sports Innovation Meetup Series Powered by SeventySix Capital morning event ends, the Maxwell Football Club will host a press conference at 11:30 a.m. followed by its 83rd Annual Maxwell Award Gala at 4:30 p.m.*
This year's award recipients include a pair of Baltimore Ravens: Quarterback Lamar Jackson (Bert Bell Award) and head coach John Harbaugh (Greasy Neal Award). Louisiana State University's Joe Burrow (Maxwell Award), Ohio State University's Chase Young (Chuck Bednarik Award), and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz will also receive awards.
*Gala tickets are not required for admittance to the free morning event. Gala tickets are sold separately at http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org.
About SeventySix Capital
SeventySix Capital is a sports tech venture capital company that invests in passionate, smart and nice entrepreneurs who are launching game-changing tech startups in the sports tech, esports and sports betting industries.
SeventySix Capital's Athlete Venture Group allows players to invest, learn, and work directly with top sports tech startups and entrepreneurs. The firm aims to bridge the gap between athletes, entrepreneurs, and investors by creating opportunities for athletes to become tech investors and for entrepreneurs to access the financial and social capital that professional athletes have to offer.
Additionally, SeventySix Capital has a strategic partnership with Rubicon Talent, a sports marketing and talent agency based in New York City with a wide range of clients including NFL and NBA stars, Hall of Famers, MVPs, Heisman Trophy winners, Olympic icons, media personalities, and celebrity chefs.
About Maxwell Football Club
The Maxwell Football Club (MFC) was founded in 1935 and is a registered 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation. The MFC promotes and recognizes excellence at all levels of football from youth leagues through the professional ranks. Each year the MFC offers programs which focus on player and coach development, safety, and player wellness. The Club also presents many of the premiere awards in the football world each year. Membership is open and additional information on the Club can be found at http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org.
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