Entrepreneurship

Profile: Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine

Innovative new therapies use stem cells and other biological tools to help athletes regenerate damaged tissue to recover from injuries faster, slow or reverse the effects of overuse in joints, and extend their playing careers.

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Community, Entrepreneurship, Health Innovation, Research and Academics

Profile: Starting 11

The worlds most popular sport has a popular new fantasy app called Starting 11 – and it was developed in Minnesota, far from soccer’s core markets.

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Community, Entrepreneurship, Sports Tech, Venture Capital

Profile: ASIYA

ASIYA has created a sport hijab for female Muslim athletes, blending religious tradition with hi-tech athleticwear.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Community, Entrepreneurship

Profile: WSI Sportswear

Eagan-based WSI is a leading manufacturer of cold-weather sports gear – including that worn by the Minnesota Vikings and many other NFL teams. They’ve built a niche in the sports world.

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Entrepreneurship, Health Innovation, Sports Tech

Trend: Big Data in Sports

The playing of sports generates tremendous amounts of data -and that data has great value for those who can capture and deliver it in useful ways. Find out how media, social media sites, fantasy sports and medicine are using big data in unique ways.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship, Sports Tech, Trends

Profile: The U.S. Pond Hockey Championship

Fly over Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis in late January and you’ll be greeted by an astounding sight: over a quarter million square feet of ice cleared to form 25 rinks, each hosting a chivalrous game of pond hockey where love of sport and pride in team dominate.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship

Profile: Player’s Health

Tyrre Burks knows how injuries can change the trajectory of a football player’s career. A wide receiver at Winona State University, his talents allowed him to become part of the elite 1.9 percent of NCAA football players go on to play the sport professionally.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship, Sports Tech, Venture Capital

Profile: SportsEngine

When Justin Kaufenberg and Carson Kipfer were developing SportsEngine, the Minneapolis-based youth sports management and administration platform, they didn’t have to go far to get ideas for features.

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Amateur/Youth Sports, Entrepreneurship, Health Innovation, Sports Tech