Wednesday, April 15, 2015
LA Dodgers Launch Sports, Technology, Entertainment Accelerator
The Los Angeles Dodgers and R/GA said Tuesday afternoon that the two are setting up a new, startup accelerator in Los Angeles, called the LA Dodgers Accelerator. According to the two, the new startup accelerator will focus on companies at the intersection of sports, technology, and entertainment. The accelerator says it hopes to have a mix of early-stage startups developing new technologies, products, and services, as well as later-stage companies. The accelerator said it is initially looking for 10 startups for the program, who will gain the "full resources" of the Dodgers, owners, and partner organizations. The LA Dodgers Accelerator did not say if it would be investing in those startups in the program; the program's mentor list includes a significant number of sports figures, with a sprinkling of local and other VCs.