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Your host: Ronen Ainbinder.

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

Come grab your "Halftime Snacks.”

On the menu: Sports, Business, and Technology.

Our specialty: topics and takes you won’t find anywhere else.

For dessert: a great time.

Your host: Ronen Ainbinder.

    Chad Goebert: Augmented Reality (AR) in Sports & Marketing

    Chad Goebert: Augmented Reality (AR) in Sports & Marketing

    Today's episode of the Halftime Snacks features Chad Goebert – a sports tech researcher with over 9 years of experience specializing in different areas of various athletic and recreational programs.
    Chad’s research is focused on the use of immersive technologies in sports marketing, and he's looking to understand the role and value of AR as a tool to improve the fan experience.
    Additionally, Chad has been a sports leadership instructor and lecture assistant for over 5 years.
    In the episode, we discussed AR, its relationship with sports and marketing, the value and adoption curve of this technology, applications, trends, predictions, opportunities, and so much more!
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    • 32 min
    Michael Katos: The Future of Networking in Sports

    Michael Katos: The Future of Networking in Sports

    Today's episode features Michael Katos. Mike is the founder & CEO of Playing the Field — a social network for sports fans that allows them to connect to create anything from friendships to teammates, or maybe even finding your MVP.
    Mike is also the Host of Fan Experience TV – the show where sports fans go behind the podium to share their favorite fan experiences.
    In this episode, we discussed meeting sports-minded people, the value of sports in our culture, the future of networking and dating, the strategy to grow a platform to different verticals, and so much more!
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    • 31 min
    Maurici Lopez-Felip: Boosting Performance in Football

    Maurici Lopez-Felip: Boosting Performance in Football

    Our next guest of the Halftime Snacks is Maurici Lopez-Felip from Barcelona in Spain.
    Maurici is a behavioral science legend and an enthusiastic sports tech entrepreneur.
    He's the CEO of Kognia — a sports intelligence platform that conducts in-depth tactical analysis of football games through deep learning and AI technology for teams, leagues, and coaches.
    Amongst their investors, they're getting support from the legendary football icons Xavi Hernandez and Iker Casillas.
    The conversation covers the importance and aid of automation and technology in football, the behavior and decision-making process of football coaches and players, who can and can’t avoid innovation in sports, and so much more.
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    • 33 min
    Lauren Knight Hughes: Managing Business Operations of a Sports-Tech Company

    Lauren Knight Hughes: Managing Business Operations of a Sports-Tech Company

    Lauren Knight Hughes is the Director of Business Operations at Sports Thread.
    Throughout her five years at Sports Thread, Lauren has executed multiple roles in diverse areas such as social media, revenue operations, media relations, partnerships, and more.
    Sports Thread is the most popular social media app for athletes in the US. It has over a million people in its network, and it now ranks as a top 50 sports apps in the App Store.
    Lauren has been an essential piece of the lego to build and develop the network and software that brings several solutions to the sports industry.
    The conversation covers the importance of leadership, vision, and culture, finding fires in operation and creating systems to solve and prevent them from happening, marketing through media relations, licensing, advertisements, and so much more.
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    • 38 min
    Matt Wolff: Keeping your Sports Memories Alive

    Matt Wolff: Keeping your Sports Memories Alive

    Today's Halftime Snack features Matt Wolff – founder and CEO of Ticket Time Machine – a commemorative product company that helps you keep your memories alive by providing souvenir tickets for the events you attended.
    Matt recently launched an augmented reality experience that enhances the fan experience and adds value for sponsors/brand partners while bridging the digital with the physical world.
    Our guest also runs the Wolff Den Live Show, where he has excellent chats with sports industry leaders.
    In our short conversation, we discussed collectibles, marketing, live events, fan engagement, and technology.
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    • 19 min
    Stefy Bau: Motorsports, Esports, and Inclusion

    Stefy Bau: Motorsports, Esports, and Inclusion

    Today's Halftime Snack features Stefy Bau – a 3-time motocross world champion and an advocate for diversity and inclusion in sports.
    Stefy is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in motorsports and esports, and she's the founder and CEO of Init Sports and Init Esports – entities that aim to create, develop, and promote events in motorsports, e-mobility, and Esports to create opportunities for women and for minorities.
    Besides being an active speaker empowering women in sports, she advises for different organizations such as Women in Sports Tech, the NCAA Esports commission, and the EK Female Advisory Board.
    In our conversation, we discussed the concept of risk and reward in the context of motorsports, how failures build your character, using technology to train motorsports athletes, diversity and inclusion, and so much more.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

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Great time talking with Ronen!

Had an awesome time talking with Ronen on Halftime Snacks! Talk about a great interviewer and a guy I'd love to grab a coffee or beer with - he's it! Thanks for the great opportunity to share the journey of V1 Sports and Opportunity Seed Capital/Foundation.

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