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FIFA World Cup 2018: The Money Behind The Biggest Event In Sports

The World Cup kicks off on Thursday with a single match between host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia. There will be an additional 47 games over the next two weeks during the group stage, as the draw gets cut from 32 teams to 16. The World Cup Final is scheduled for July 15.<p>The World Cup is the …

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Former Twitter C.E.O. Dick Costolo Has Dreams of Being a Fitness Guru

At the very least, he is just about ready to debut his new fitness start-up, Chorus.<p><b>Dick Costolo,</b> the affable former C.E.O. of Twitter, was well into his 84th burpee when the beads of sweat that clung to his forehead finally succumbed to gravity and fell to the floor, cannonballing into a small …

Why Under Armour’s Kevin Plank And Golf Star Jordan Spieth Believe In Going For It

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and professional golfer Jordan Spieth embrace boldness as they plot their future, together and apart.<p>Kevin Plank has built Under Armour into a $5 billion business from a very modest start in the basement of his grandmother’s house. Jordan Spieth, the face of UA’s golf …

Here's what one top VC firm predicts will happen to tech startups in 2017

This November, we gathered our global founders and CEOs in San Francisco for our Accel Connect event. For part of the day, we discussed the current environment, independent of founders' stage, as well as the changing requirements for building great, enduring companies. It's a day we look forward to …

ESPN's business model may be in trouble

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>ESPN lost 621,000 cable subscribers in October, the most subscribers it's ever lost in a single month, Outkick the Coverage reports. The dramatic drop in subscribers …

Gary Vee Will Disrupt Sports Marketing with Some Help from Darren Rovell

When last we heard from one <b>Gary Vaynerchuk</b>, everyone’s favorite digital thought leader had hired his very first chief creative officer before winning …

Youth Sports Participation Statistics and Trends

Youth sports participation statistics compiled since 2009 show significant losses and gains across a wide spectrum of sports. The best available data …

Extreme + Adventure Sports

GoPro is the fun equalizer. On video, it is no longer a competition for who is fastest or biggest — but for who is having the most fun. GoPro enables …

"Hey, data data -- swing!"

<b>COMPETITIVE YOUTH SPORTS</b> may be as American as apple pie, but we know a lot less about youth sports than we do about apple pie.<p>The problem is that …

10 Major Reasons to Be Bullish on Startups

Startups look like they're going down but they aren't. Here's why.<p>I just got back from a week in Tel Aviv, where my Gaingels Syndicate and I sponsored LGBTech's startups + gay pride panel with Joel Simkhai, Joel Spolsky, and Ben Ling and experienced the White City's unique and breathless mix of …

The Case Against High-School Sports

The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?<p>Every year, thousands of teenagers move to the United States from all over the world, for all …

The Zenefits Scandal Is What Happens When Start-ups ‘Disrupt’ a Highly Regulated Sector

The Holy Grail of Silicon Valley start-ups, the truly special “unicorn” into which investors want to dump millions of their dollars in hopes of …

Early Stage Investing For Entrepreneurs And Individual Investors Just Got A Whole Lot More Attractive

Alan Patricof Contributor<p>Alan Patricof is the founder and managing director of Greycroft Partners.<p>On Friday, December 18, Congress passed the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes), a sweeping $1 trillion bill which, as part of an 887-page omnibus, would prove challenging for even the most …

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones.Aided by the convenience and constant access …

Pro sports teams look to social video to score big with fans

Following your favorite professional sports team before and after games — and beyond the nightly sports broadcast — has never been easier. Social …

Why the U.S. Should Never Host Another Olympics

After enough pleading and promises to make a desperate boyfriend seem hard to get, the International Olympic Committee thought it had the final list of candidates that would compete to host the 2024 Summer Olympics: Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Budapest, and—a last-minute substitute for Boston—Los …

You’re Not In The Valley Anymore

Rick Zullo Contributor<p>Rick Zullo is vice president of LightBank.<p>My friend and fellow investor Jon Lehr of Work-Bench recently wrote a piece entitled “7 Lessons Learned in My First 2 Years as a VC.” Jon and I have known each other since before either of us were VCs, and I’ve tried to carry a bit of …

How This Startup Plans to Fund $100 Million in Loans This Year

The small business lending firm, which recently raised $110 million in a June funding round, now offers discounted loans to members of WeWork, a national co-working landlord.<p>Finance startup Bond Street issues loans to small businesses, many of which have less-than-ideal credit, and it's hatched a …

Nike might have to fight to hold on to U. of Texas athletic apparel contract

The University of Texas has one of the biggest college athletics programs in the country and its teams sport some of the most recognizable uniforms …

Threats. Vitriol. Hate. Ugly truth about women in sports and social media

<i>Editor's Note: The following contains offensive, vulgar language used to address an important but sensitive subject matter. Reader discretion is</i> …

3 Reasons to Stop Using Resumes Immediately | Inc.com

If résumés were the only way to identify potential, the world would be a much different place. Richard Branson aims to fly people to the moon–and he dropped out of high school. Ever heard of a little company called Twitter or paid for something using Square? Jack Dorsey, a founder of both, doesn't …

Top 30 Startups to Watch 2015

Assistant Editor, Contributed Content<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In theory, entrepreneurship sounds awesome. You’re your own boss so you can set your own hours, work from home in your PJs and do work that really matters to you.<p>But as any entrepreneur will tell you, …

Tilt’s Global Ambitions Grow As It Reaches A $400M Valuation

This year — like many rapidly growing startups — is a year of major international expansion for Tilt, a startup centered around funding projects that is well on its way to being worth $400 million.<p>Tilt serves as a way for people to raise money ahead of an event happening — such as funding T-shirts …

The Importance Of Founders

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Narasin is president of TriplePoint Ventures and Michael Abbott is General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.</i><p>In a prior era, some considered it best practice to bring in “professional managers” to run the businesses started by creative and hard-working entrepreneurs once …

Youth Sports Statistics

<b>Youth Sport Statistics (Ages 5-18)</b><b>Data</b>Number of kids who play organized sports each year36,250,000Percent of parents who are worried about injuries …