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The Nation's Entrepreneurial Hub for Cutting Edge Sports Businesses


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The Nation's Entrepreneurial Hub for Cutting Edge Sports Businesses


 

The Epicenter of Sports INNOVATION  

The Pitch brings together pioneering sports businesses and entrepreneurs in a unique collaborative coworking environment. Members foster and accelerate innovation through the collision of ideas and the rapid development of the sports tech ecosystem. Formed by Rally Ventures and SportsEngine, and joined by a deep bench of sports experts, The Pitch is the nation’s entrepreneurial hub for cutting edge sports businesses.

 
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Come Make It Happen.


"In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened." – Tommy Lasorda

Come Make It Happen.


"In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened." – Tommy Lasorda

WORLD-CLASS PEOPLE

The Pitch is not your typical, everyday, coworking space. It is a highly concentrated ecosystem of sports focused innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, and developers.

In addition to inspiring co-workers, members will interact with mentors, advisors, potential investors and enjoy priority integration with the SportsEngine platform and its massive user base.

We welcome early-stage companies and entrepreneurs to hone their ideas and collaborate on new projects, as well as later-stage companies and established sports businesses looking to connect with the next wave of innovation.

 

BEST-IN-CLASS AMENITIES

  • Full-time Executive Director
  • Secure 24/7 Access
  • Super-Fast Wi-Fi
  • Bottomless Fresh Coffee
  • Conference Rooms
  • Professional A/V Equipment
  • Print and Postal
  • Private Phone Booths
  • Member Only Events and Workshops
  • Appointed Kitchen and Lounge
  • Indoor Bike Storage & Showering Facilities
  • Brewery Onsite (Able Seedhouse & Brewery)

SHAPING THE FUTURE FROM NORTHEAST MINNEAPOLIS

The Pitch is proudly located in the Highlight Center in Northeast Minneapolis. For decades, Highlight Center housed an amazing lightbulb manufacturing company. Such an important technology that, over time, has revolutionized the way people live.

It is in this spirit of historic craftsmanship that the next sports revolution will be created.

Over the past century, NE Minneapolis has evolved into a vibrant home to coffee shops, breweries, artist studios, bars and restaurants. We're excited for you to become part of this community.

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Membership Levels


Pick the membership level that's right for you...

Membership Levels


Pick the membership level that's right for you...

FAN

$95/month

Not ready to join the team, but want to stay close to the action? Get access to insider events, discounts, 3 days of casual coworking per month, and digital perks not available to the public. No commitment.

WORKBAR

$345/month

Get out of the coffee shops, and into the game beside Minnesota’s best Sports Tech talent. 24/7 access to The Pitch, 4 hours of meeting room time, unlimited coffee and tunage. Parking $49/month, mail service $25/month. No commitment.

Desk

$495/month

Enjoy a space to call your own with a spacious dedicated desk to deck out as you see fit. 24/7 access, parking, 8 Hours of meeting room time, & storage included. Mail service available for $25 per month. 3 month commitment.

Team

Variable

For teams of 4-6, a dedicated area to call your own, 20 hours of meeting room time, storage, mail, parking: 6 month commitment.
$299/person/month

For teams larger than 6, $249/person/month

Don't see a membership level that fits your needs? Let's talk!
Drop us a note here, share your thoughts, and we'll get back to you within 2 business days to discuss custom options!

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The Pitch Mentor Network


As with any successful community, there are those who pave the way. The Pitch Mentor Network is comprised of experts with impressive track-records across a wide range of sports, companies and experiences. Mentors regularly hold office hours and conduct broader group sessions with members.

The Pitch Mentor Network


As with any successful community, there are those who pave the way. The Pitch Mentor Network is comprised of experts with impressive track-records across a wide range of sports, companies and experiences. Mentors regularly hold office hours and conduct broader group sessions with members.

JUSTIN
KAUFENBERG

COFOUNDER & CEO
SPORTSENGINE

Sports technology visionary and leader of the market-leading youth sports technology platform.

ROB
PHYTHIAN

CEO
SPORTSHUB TECHNOLOGIES

A legend in the world of fantasy sports, sports data and gaming. Launching his next venture from The Pitch!

Jeff
Griffing

CEO
ALLOVERMEDIA

Sports media expert, with incredible experience tackling shifting media trends at Sports Illustrated and SI.com.

Marc
Parrish

INVESTOR, ADVISOR
PARRISH ADVISORS

Prolific marketing executive and leader. Successful entrepreneur and investor. Former University of Michigan swimmer.

JEFF
HINCK

GENERAL PARTNER
RALLY VENTURES

Sports tech community catalyst. Venture Capitalist focused on early stage business technology companies.

CARSON
KIPFER

COFOUNDER & PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
SPORTSENGINE

Sports tech product design leader. Cultural evangelist. Successful entrepreneur.

ANGELINA LAWTON

CEO & PRESIDENT
SPORTSDIGITA

Creator of the Digideck sponsorship & ticketing technology for teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NASCAR and PGA.

CHAD
BECKER

PRESIDENT & CEO
METAFARMS

Advisor, angel investor, and mentor to small and medium sized technology companies in their quest for growth.

RUDY MENENDEZ

CTO
SPORTSHUB TECHNOLOGIES

Hands on tech executive, turning good ideas into profitable companies.

PATRICK MEENAN

PARTNER
ARTHUR VENTURES

Venture capitalist investing in software startups anywhere outside Silicon Valley.

RYAN
BROSHAR

MANAGING DIRECTOR
TECHSTARS

Founder MatchStick Ventures; Managing Partner Confluence Capital. Serial entrepreneur, helping startups develop from start to exit.

BRIAN
LAWTON

MANAGING PARTNER
JNG SPORTS

Board Director SportsDigita; NHL Analyst; Former Tampa Bay Lightning executive, currently manages and brokers sale of NHL teams.

PAUL
BIEGANSKI

FOUNDER & CTO
PACKET POWER

A proven leader with a track record of successfully bridging across industries, technologies and scientific disciplines.

MONISHA
PERKASH

COFOUNDER & CEO
LUMOBODY
 

Deeply experienced innovator - and product management across marketing, engineering, and operations.

BRIAN
SCHOENBORN

SPORTS LAW ATTORNEY
USHL

General Counsel for sports, technology, and entertainment businesses.

CORY
FACTOR

PRESIDENT
SPORTSDIGITA

CEO MinuteBids; Board Pillsbury United Communities. Leader in disruptive SaaS technology.

ANNA
KLOMBIES

VP, HUMAN RESOURCES
SPORTSENGINE

Strategic HR leader. Extensive experience in scaling technology organizations. Talent Advocate.

JONATHAN STECHMANN

PARTNER
FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

Twenty years product development, big data engineering, information security, large business development, and IP law.

These core personalities are just the beginning of a deep matrix coming together at The Pitch to support sports tech startups and entrepreneurs. The Pitch Mentor Network will continue to grow and expand in different directions, enabling partnerships and opportunities for various enterprises to emerge over the long, beautiful game. If you think your experience and expertise could be a valuable asset to The Pitch Community, please connect with us.

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