Sports Innovation Lab

As the leading sports market research and advisory firm, we are committed to being the objective voice organizing, evaluating, and recommending sports technology products and services.

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Managing Directors

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    Isaiah Kacyvenski

    NFL veteran turned entrepreneur and investor, Isaiah has been involved in conceptualization, product development, business development, marketing and sales across a broad range of tech, biotech, sports, and consumer applications.

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    Angela Ruggiero

    Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame with leadership positions at the highest levels of sport, including Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee, Angela guides the strategies of major sports organizations.

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    Joshua Walker

    Former VP of Research at Forrester Research and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at General Catalyst, Josh has successfully launched and grown several venture-backed software and data businesses.

The Sports Innovation Lab evaluates and identifies the technology products and services that will power the future of sports. The Boston-based, market research and advisory firm uses data analysis to reveal compelling stories that mobilize global partnerships among startups, investment capital firms, and corporate influencers.

The Lab derives additional insights from a world-class network of international advisors across a wide range of industries and through strong partnerships with leading universities. With a deep focus on the ever-changing world of sports technology and innovation, the Lab showcases what is possible today so its clients move with clarity and confidence into the future.

Advisor Network

We've assembled advisors that think critically about how technology is changing their sport and their industry.

Our advisors share their technology requirements, technology experiences, and technology perspectives on the future of sports innovation.

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    Douglas Arnot

    Chairman & Managing Partner, Broadstone Group

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    Matt Birk

    Special Advisor, National Football League; Former NFL Player

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    Thierry Borra

    Director of Olympic Games Management, The Coca-Cola Company

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    Douglas Casa

    CEO, Korey Stringer Institute; Professor, Dept of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut

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    Christina Chase

    Managing Director, MIT Sports Technology Research Group

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    Art Chou

    Managing Director, Stadia Ventures

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    Dan Dyrek

    President, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Services, Inc.; Clinical Consultant

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    Ryan Fitzpatrick

    NFL Quarterback

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    Jon Flint

    Co-Founder, Polaris Partners; Co-Founder & Director, Icelandic Provisions; Board Member, EXOS

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    Jessica Gelman


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    Jodi Goldstein

    Managing Director, Harvard Innovation Lab

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    Mark Gorski

    CEO, Sports Data Labs

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    Kevin Haley

    President of Category Management & Innovation, Under Armour

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    Bill Hanway

    Executive Vice President, AECOM

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    Matt Hasselbeck

    Analyst for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown; Former NFL Quarterback

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    Bob Higgins

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Causeway Media Partners

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    Zaileen Janmohamed

    Senior Vice President, Client Services at GMR Marketing

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    Gordon Jones

    Founding Dean, College of Innovation & Design at Boise State University

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    Tony Khan

    Owner & Senior Vice President, Football Technology & Analytics, Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Andrea Kremer

    Chief Correspondent for HBO & NFL Network

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    Marc Lemann

    Co-Founder, Go4It

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    Kristine Lilly

    US & Olympic Soccer Hall of Fame; Olympic Gold Medalist; World Champion; Soccer Coach at University of Texas

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    Ryan Moore

    Founder, Accomplice

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    Ryan Nece

    Managing Partner, Next Play Capital; Former NFL Player

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    Steve Olenick

    Partner, Loeb & Loeb

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    Nick Palazzo

    Co-Founder & CEO, Stack Media

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    Barbara Piette

    Managing Principal, Knightsbridge Advisers

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    Amy Quigley

    President, MITX

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    Paul Rabil

    Founder, Rabil Companies; Investor; Professional Lacrosse Player

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    Carmichael Roberts

    General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners

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    John Rogers

    World-Renowned Professor of Material Science & Engineering, Northwestern University; Lemelson-MIT Recipient

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    Sean Sansiveri

    Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, NFL Players Inc.

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    Leslie Saxon

    Founder & Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing

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    Robert Simmelkjaer

    Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures and Comcast Ventures

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    Jeb Terry

    Vice President, Partner & Program Development, FOX Sports; Former NFL Player

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    Yang Yang

    Olympic Gold Medalist, Short Track Speed Skating; IOC member

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    Mounir Zok

    Director of Technology & Innovation, US Olympic Committee


We have reviewed hundreds of companies and developed the most comprehensive global sports technology database available. Members have access to this database to explore emerging tech explained in common language.

Launching in January 2017, the Sports Innovation Lab is now accepting new members. To find out more, please reach out to us with your email address.