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Business Development
for the Sports Industry

The Call-Up is a platform built to connect emerging sports technology companies and sports stakeholders for the purpose of sharing ideas and opportunities. 

We provide turnkey business development opportunities for the sports industry, focused on solving industry-specific challenges with emerging technology solutions.


The Call-Up Challenge:


Sports teams, leagues and venues recognize the need to leverage emerging technology to engage and retain Millennial and Gen Y fans.  

While there are a growing number of sports tech companies developing cutting edge technologies sought after by the new generation of fans and athletes, those start-ups face challenges in finding an entry point to innovate within such large institutions.

The Call-Up x Union Pitch Competition

The Call-Up x Union will run in conjunction with the inaugural B.PHL Innovation Fest, Philadelphia’s first city-wide innovation festival. B.PHL is a celebration of the origination, originality, and advancements made in the Philadelphia business ecosystem.

October 15, 2019

IBX Innovation Center

Philadelphia, PA

Time 6:00pm-8:00pm

How the pitch competition works


Identify the needs

We identify industry validated needs through our relationships with sports stakeholders and decision makers and then source sports-tech companies to submit targeted solutions via our online platform.

Narrow the field

Narrow the field

Our proprietary evaluation narrows the field of sports tech companies to those most synergistic with the needs of the sports stakeholder for whom we scout, with a focus on business development.

Targeted opportunities

Targeted Biz Dev

The Call-Up Pitch Day brings the top sports tech companies together with sports stakeholders to facilitate product demo opportunities and business targeted development

The winner of the pitch competition will receive a demo day with the Philadelphia Union ownership and management team.

Get involved in the pitch competition

Sports Tech Companies
in Fan Engagement

We’re having an open call for sports tech companies.  If you’d like to pitch at our inaugural event, click on the link below to complete the questionnaire. 

Sports Organizations
(Teams, Leagues, and Venues)

Are you a sports organization looking to find innovative solutions for fan engagement? Register below to attend our event and get access to our database.

The Call-Up Team

Marques Colston

Dynasty Innovation

An entrepreneur, investor, and growth consultant with a focus at the intersection of sports and technology

Kyle vos Strache

Vos IP

An entrepreneurial lawyer with a focus on working with entrepreneurs and companies to accelerate growth

Jenn Daug

Chief of Staff,
Vos IP

A strategist and operator with a passion for working with early stage companies to execute on key initiatives

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