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#019- John Davidson | Director Business Development Esports at PRG | President Esports Trade Association | Stadia Ventures Advisor

The Level Up Experience

Watch YouTube interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbU0OLeDzoE John Davidson | Director Business Development Esports at PRG | President Esports Trade Association | Stadia Ventures Advisor John Davidson, TEDx and active speaker on gaming and youth marketing, is formerly the Head of Partnerships at GameStop and now leads Esports for PRG, the world’s leading event technology company.   John also serves as President of the Esports Trade Association, Advisor for Stadia Ventures and Dallas Influencers in Sports and Entertainment.   Through a diverse career in skateboarding, video production, marketing and business development, John has a unique perspective and understanding of sub-cultures and consumer behavior.  We're discussing the current landscape in esports, how the event space will look in the future and answer your live questions from the live stream. 1:32- John’s background  4:24- Pro skateboarding career  6:36- Doing what you say you’re going to do  8:38- how brands can activate with targeted marketing  9:46- 4 pillars to adding value to the esports experience  13:40- Biggest change to physical events when the come back  15:07- Easier to sell a case study than an idea  16:02- Smart teams and leagues will reset expectations  16:28- Esports numbers can be easily inflated  19:08- #1 source of revenue in esports is sponsorships  22:54- Go to the esports community and ask what you can do for them  22:14- Grow your online footprint  27:23- ESPN has started to feature esports like League of Legends 32:41- John’s 5-10 year goals  34:02- Grow the esports community the right way  36:10- Competition vs. collaboration  39:15- Jump in the deep end and challenge yourself  43:02- How can you break into the esports industry?  44:19- Volunteer!!!  49:31- If you’re in college or recent grad listen to this part  54:03- Mentor others, give back  55:54- What’s up next for PRG--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thelevelupexperience/message


20 Apr 2020

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Sports tech investment and acceleration with Tim Hayden, Stadia Ventures.

Sports Tech Feed

Tim is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Stadia Ventures, a global Sports Innovation Hub (including accelerator and venture fund) for early-stage investment in sports and esports.  They have 40 portfolio companies since their launch in 2015 which have gone on to raise over $53M (including 5 exits). Tim is also a Senior Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University where he teaches Undergrads and Masters students in one of the top-ranked Entrepreneurship program in the US. On today's episode, we explore the investment trends Tim has seen over the last five years, including the rise of esports and the globalisation of sports capital. We also discuss the essential attributes Tim and the Stadia team look for when making investments in startup founders. Shownotes and more episodes: https://sportstechfeed.com/


2 Mar 2020

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Tim Hayden from Stadia Ventures on startups, sports and innovation

Sports Geek - A look into the world of Sports Marketing, Sports Business and Digital Marketing

Sean Callanan chats with Tim Hayden from Stadia Ventures about startups, sports and innovation. Learn more about the world of startups and how sports teams & leagues can help the sports technologfy industry grow. Full show notes - https://sportsgeekhq.com/podcast/tim-hayden-stadia-ventures/


25 Jun 2019

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Stadia Ventures, Startup Publication Sold

Nothing Impossible

Stadia Ventures keeps bringing sports start-ups and tech types through St. Louis. We talk with Stadia co-founder Tim Hayden and Matt Fineberg of Pico.buzz. Then, a local start-up publication has been sold. EQ founder Kelly Hamilton and Longneck & Thunderfoot president Jonathan Allen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


25 Jun 2017

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Ameren Accelerator and Stadia Ventures

Nothing Impossible

Ameren is launching its own accelerator program to attract and invest in energy-related tech start-ups. Chairman and CEO Warner Baxter shares the news. Brian Dixon of Capital Innovators and Dan Lauer from UMSL Accelerate, two partners in the program, join us. Also, it's opening day for the Cardinals, so we'll talk sports start-ups with Art Chou of Stadia Ventures.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


3 Apr 2017