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162. Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO of Street FC

Fitt Insider

Today, I’m joined by Dennis Crowley, co-founder and CEO of Street FC, a tech-enabled street soccer league. Street FC is building the world’s biggest football club, organizing 5v5 street soccer games on hard-court surfaces in urban settings. Scheduled and monitored through its app and Discord channel, it runs games in NYC, Austin, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Minneapolis, with plans to expand to 20 cities by the end of 2023.  In this episode, we discuss Dennis’s experience using technology to bridge digital and real-life communities, plus Street FC’s growth plans for soccer and beyond. In this episode, you’ll learn: • Dennis’s journey from Foursquare to creating the “SoulCycle for soccer” • How Street FC leverages playing surfaces as billboards for brands • Street FC’s strategic plan to grow to 20 cities by 2023  Subscribe to the podcast → insider.fitt.co/podcast Subscribe to our newsletter → insider.fitt.co/subscribe Follow us on LinkedIn → linkedin.com/company/fittinsider/ Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 01:14 Dennis’s background 03:43 Bridging the gap of digital and physical worlds 06:50 Why Street FC exists 09:49 How the community works 12:53 Street FC expansion 15:07 Getting more people to play soccer 16:39 Growth strategy 19:26 Merchandise and branding 23:50 Discord community 26:06 Soho House for soccer 27:57 International expansion and evolving into other sports 29:06 The fun and hard parts about start-ups 31:10 Conclusion

32mins

22 Nov 2022

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EP 66 - Boise County - Ah Hood - On Gow - Dennis Crowley

Behind Gray Walls

In this episode, Skye and Anthony discuss the first three men to serve time in the Territorial Prison from Boise County - Ah Hood (Robbery and Assault with Intent to Commit Murder), On Gow (Manslaughter), and Dennis Crowley (Murder in the 2nd Degree), and dig into the county's rich mining history.Donate today! Idaho Gives - Foundation for Idaho History:https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/foundation-for-idaho-historyState Historic Preservation Office Poster Unveiling with Ward Hooper:https://history.idaho.gov/event/idaho-archaeology-and-historic-preservation-month-poster-unveiling-with-ward-hooper/

41mins

3 May 2022

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In Conversation with ... Dennis Crowley, Kingston Stockade

Build It

Dennis is a guest we have wanted to have for a long time. His "Open Source Soccer" concept was a catalyst for so many in US lower league soccer today, including ourselves. In this conversation, we talk set up nightmares, on-field success, off-field trials, and there is an unseemly amount of talk about folding t-shirts.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/buildit/support

53mins

24 Feb 2022

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Season 2 Episode 2: Dennis Crowley – Connecting the Metaverse to the Reality World

AllThingsXR.com

Dennis Crowley is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Foursquare, the technology company that powers location experiences for more than 1 billion people around the world. Previously, he founded Dodgeball, one of the first location-based mobile social services (acquired by Google in 2005), and help to build early location-based games PacManhattan (2004) and ConQwest (2004). Dennis is also the founder and Chairman of the Kingston Stockade Football Club, a semi-professional soccer team out of Hudson Valley, NY that competes in the 4th division of the US Soccer Pyramid. We talked with Dennis about the potential of the Metaverse, and how it can be augmented via the Real World. The post Season 2 Episode 2: Dennis Crowley – Connecting the Metaverse to the Reality World appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.

23mins

9 Feb 2022

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Where did Dennis Crowley pioneer FourSquare?

Grey Matter: A Podcast About Ideas

Dennis Crowley created the first community that integrated social media with the real world when he invented Foursquare, the location-based technology company. On this episode of Grey Matter, we will pinpoint how this idea was crafted, track down its origins, and hear exactly where the mayor-badge was cooked up. Interviewer: Kenny Gold

42mins

24 Aug 2021

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Dennis Crowley | How Foursquare Made It Easier to Navigate the World

The Founder Hour

Dennis Crowley is the co-founder and former CEO of Foursquare, a technology company he founded in 2008 that rose to prominence with the launch of its namesake local search-and-discovery mobile app which popularized the concept of real-time location-sharing and checking-in. What started off as his thesis in his grad school program eventually became a company growing at 1 million users per month. Prior to Foursquare, he founded another company called Dodgeball which was acquired by Google in 2005.We spoke to Dennis all about his upbringing and being a tinkerer from a young age, what led him on a path to entrepreneurship, how he felt after Google acquired his first company, some of the challenges he’s gone through while building a successful career in tech, the advice he got from Mark Zuckerberg, what he’s up to now, and much, much more!SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER & STAY UPDATED > http://bit.ly/tfh-newsletterFOLLOW TFH ON INSTAGRAM > http://www.instagram.com/thefounderhourFOLLOW TFH ON TWITTER > http://www.twitter.com/thefounderhourINTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR? EMAIL US > partnerships@thefounderhour.com

1hr 5mins

7 Jun 2021

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MINIS: Let's Start a Soccer Club with Dennis Crowley and Dan Hoffay

Footwork

Footwork Podcast: MINIS EPISODE From Episode 00:45 Let's Start a Soccer Club with Dennis Crowley and Dan Hoffay Today we are joined by some absolute legends. Dennis Crowley @dens the founder and executive chairman of FOURSQUARE, as well as the owner and founder of Stockade FC and Dan Hoffay @ danh0ff4y the technical director of Stockade FC. These guys built a prosperous club from the ground up, with an amazing fan base and professional but family feel. We talk building companies and clubs, the keys to a strong brand, entrepreneurship, US and youth soccer, pay to play systems and so much more. This is “Let's Start a Soccer Club” with Dennis Crowley and Dan Hoffay.https://icktr.ee/Footworkpod​ https://www.stockadefc.com/store​ https://www.instagram.com/stockadefc/​ https://medium.com/stockadefc/aiming-to-end-pay-for-play-introducing-the-stockade-fc-youth-project-e058fa751019

19mins

25 Mar 2021

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00:45 Let's Start a Soccer Club with Dennis Crowley and Dan Hoffay

Footwork

Today we are joined by some absolute legends. Dennis Crowley @dens the founder and executive chairman of FOURSQUARE, as well as the owner and founder of Stockade FC and Dan Hoffay @danh0ff4y the technical director of Stockade FC. These guys built a prosperous club from the ground up, with an amazing fan base and professional but family feel. We talk building companies and clubs, the keys to a strong brand, entrepreneurship, US and youth soccer, pay to play systems and so so much more. This is “Let’s Start a Soccer Club” with Dennis Crowley and Dan Hoffay.https://linktr.ee/Footworkpod https://www.stockadefc.com/store https://www.instagram.com/stockadefc/ https://medium.com/stockadefc/aiming-to-end-pay-for-play-introducing-the-stockade-fc-youth-project-e058fa751019Chapters:00:00​ Intro Promo Video00:43​ Introduction to Dennis Crowley and Dan Hoffay01:43​ Where Does "Upstate" New York Begin?03:52​ How Did the Idea of Starting a Soccer Club Come About?07:47​ Who's Sliding Into Dan's dms???? (True Love Story)09:23​ Biggest Hurdles in the Beginning10:52​ Writing About the Process to Help Others12:48​ Foursquare and Stockade FC Comparisons (What does a tech company have to do with a soccer club)17:20​ Building Things That Bring People Together 20:10​ The Drummers22:10​ Creating a Strong Fan Base 27:30​ Inspiring the Youth and Club Devotion 31:30​ Viable Professional Path for Players and Club 35:00​ Players Choosing to Go Abroad (Failing as a US Soccer Community)38:00​ USA Soccer League Differences 44:40​ Dennis on How The US Soccer Paradigm Breaks 46:20​ Sean Played a Part in Creating Stockade??!! (Cosmos Open Cup Game)49:45​ Epic Game vs Brooklyn Italians (Stockade Atmospheres)57:10​ PAY TO PLAY (Stockade Youth Project)1:01:55​ The Crew Watch That Brooklyn Italians Goal Live 1:04:30​ THANK YOU DENNIS (Where to Find)1:05:21​ Dan and More on That Infamous DM Slide1:08:00​ Promotion/Relegation and MLS Competitive Level 1:11:00​ The MLS Business Model and More Differences1:15:27​ Recruiting Dylan to Stockade (Funny Stories)1:27:25​ Your Utopia for US Soccer1:29:17​ How to Support Stockade 1:37:50​ MAKE YOUR OWN PATH

1hr 38mins

22 Mar 2021

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The Real Story Behind Why Foursquare's Dennis Crowley Stepped Down as CEO

The Profile

One moment of anxiety changed the entire course of Foursquare's trajectory and founder Dennis Crowley's career. Over the next two years, he would find his own successor, step down as CEO, and move to an executive chairman role. In this conversation, Crowley gives an honest account of what happened when he realized that he was no longer the right person to lead the company he founded. --- Stay up to date by singing up for The Profile, our weekly newsletter that brings you the best profiles of successful people and companies. Sign up here: https://readtheprofile.com

50mins

18 Feb 2021

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285 - Why Everyone Wants To Start A US Soccer Club w/ Dennis Crowley

The Cooligans

We talk about new NWSL soccer owner Naomi Osaka and talk to Kingston Stockade and Street FC owner Dennis Crowley We also talk about USMNT winning again! Sponsored by The Cooligans 5-Year Anniversary Scarf from Ruffneck Scarves and designed by Felix Palao! "Stay Gully" on one side and "Shouts To Us" on the other. Pick up a scarf and wear The Cooligans mantras around your neck today!  https://onthevolleyapparel.com/collections/cooligans/products/cooligans-scarf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

3 Feb 2021

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