Super Bowl LII – Meet some of DFW’s innovative sports startups

Today is the day when the world recognizes the best of the best in football, but we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about technology too.

The NFL hosted its third annual “1st and Future” startup pitch competition which highlighted startups “developing products to improve athletes’ safety and performance”. Startups from around the country competed for a $50,000 grand prize and two game tickets. Check out the winners here.

In honor of the Big Game, we thought it was the perfect time to shine a light on two local startups making waves for their tech-driven contributions to the sports industry.


Are you a sports fan who enjoys traveling to watch your favorite team? If so, the next time you plan your away-game trip your first call should be to Fandeavor, the ultimate travel agency for hardcore sports fans. Fandeavor will research and plan your trip customized to your preferences. They’re even available during the trip to address any issues you may face so that you spend your time cheering on your team and enjoying the experience.

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Fandeavor has successfully established a reputation of success due to their relationships with well-respected travel partners and a commitment to providing superior service. The next time your team makes it to the Super Bowl, use Fandeavor to ensure that the only concern you have is if your team comes home with an “L”.

Fanatics View

fanatics view, launch dfw, super bowlThis media company is on a mission to be the online destination that sports fans trust for a daily dose of high quality, engaging content. Fanatics View prides itself on not only delivering content that covers all major sports, but also for producing its own original shows and documentaries. They feature a variety of athletes and celebs including Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw, and even Snoop Dogg. Their interviews, short videos, and documentaries have received attention from major media companies such as Bleacher Report, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, and SB Nation. Fanatics View was even a credentialed media source for last year’s Super Bowl LI. With over 100k Instagram followers, millions of views per week on their site, and serious industry cred, Fanatics View is shaping up to be a formidable player in the sports media industry.

Sam Schafer

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