The Sports Capital Symposium Returns to D.C. for Second Year with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Chef Jose Andres and CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker Delivering Keynotes

Monumental Sports & Entertainment and SportTechie announce details on its elite global sports gathering drawing an audience from leagues, teams, corporate partners, vendors, innovators, and investors

The virtual event, free and open to the public, to focus on new revenue models and investment opportunities in the sports industry and will run virtually from September 29 – 30, 2021 

Washington, D.C. – Monumental Sports & Entertainment and SportTechie have announced the dates and initial set of speakers for the second annual Sports Capital Symposium – a two-day, virtual event for professionals in the global sports industry which will be hosted from September 29 – 30, 2021. An elite set of presenters will cover topics including sports betting, digital content innovation, sports technology investing, esports, sports content gamification, and public policy and sports innovation. There will be multiple opportunities for attendees to network with fellow conference participants and join Q&As with speakers throughout the sessions. Donations in lieu of purchased tickets will be gathered to benefit Chef Jose Andres’ nonprofit, World Central Kitchen.

To learn more and register for free: www.sportscapitalsymposium.com

“The pace of innovation and existing trends within the business of sports, entertainment, and media accelerated over the past twelve months – and many unforeseen opportunities have arisen as well, which are changing the landscape for fans and the numerous stakeholders across sports,” said Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “This collaboration with SportTechie allows us to bring together the best and brightest thought leaders and executives to discuss new revenue models and investment opportunities all focused on the same fundamental pursuit: incredible fan experiences.”

Together, Monumental and SportTechie are organizing executives and thought leaders to discuss the most important trends in the sports industry. The Sports Capital Symposium will provide a platform for leagues, teams, partners, vendors, innovators, and investors to come together and share big ideas while allowing all attendees and participants to build meaningful relationships. See highlights from last year’s inaugural event here.

Featured speakers for 2021 include: Roham Gharegozlou, CEO, Dapper Labs; Rohit Gupta, Chief Product Officer, Andbox; Daniel Medina, Chief of Athlete Care & Performance, Monumental Sports & Entertainment; Dev Sethi, Head of Sports, Instagram; Michael Spirito, Founding Partner & Lead Investor, Sapphire Sport.

“The single biggest trend to come out of the last twelve months in the sports industry has been ‘innovation acceleration’. Teams, leagues, and companies were forced to be nimble and accelerate their business road maps. This has led to a tremendous amount of new monetization strategies, emerging investment opportunities and new trends that will soon become the norm. And this is exactly why Sports Capital Symposium exists: to live at that intersection of monetization and innovation in sports and to keep attendees ahead of the curve,” said Taylor Bloom, SportTechie CEO. “Monumental Sports & Entertainment is the perfect partner to collaborate with to build such an important event and we are thrilled to be putting together another must-attend Sports Capital Symposium for our industry.”

The event organizers have teamed up with World Central Kitchen (WCK) to be their dedicated nonprofit partner for the Sports Capital Symposium. WCK uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. WCK has created a new model for disaster response through its work helping devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems. WCK has served more than 50 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world in countries including The Bahamas, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Venezuela, and the United States. Symposium registrants are asked to donate to this great cause in lieu of paying for a conference ticket. Donations may be made here.

For more information about registering, speaking and sponsorship opportunities, and to stay up to date on the event, please follow: www.sportscapitalsymposium.com.

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About Monumental Sports & Entertainment:
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams, and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans, and our people. To learn more, please visit www.monumentalsports.com.

About SportTechie:
At SportTechie, we make sports smarter. Through immersive storytelling and industry-leading events, we connect you to the innovators and power brokers who are shaping the future of sports technology. Who is SportTechie for? Whether you’re an athlete, fan, team executive, player rep, league insider or technologist, you’ll find significant value in being a part of the community. Our coverage focuses on three main stakeholders within sports—athletes, fans, and teams and leagues—and analyzes how technology affects these deeply interconnected parts of the industry. Learn more at www.sporttechie.com.