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Sunday, March 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How Future Star Athletes Are Being Discovered

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Nate Silver said that "drafting and developing talent properly still represents the greatest value-add to a sports organization." Mark Cuban agreed, saying "The top 10 guys (in the NBA) are easier to spot. How do we improve in identifying the others?"
For college and professional teams to identify star athletes, the process has shifted from regional to national and even international. This presentation will discuss how the scouting process has evolved and highlight the various technologies that are carrying the industry forward. It will pay special attention to the country’s three mainstream sports, baseball, football and basketball, depicting the range of resources used to discover the superstars of tomorrow. This session is part of the brand new SXsports programming at SXSW 2014.

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Kai Sato

Co-FounderFieldLevel IncKai is responsible for the business execution of FieldLevel. He oversees all outward-facing facets of the company, primarily business development, sales, and marketing. Named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Twenty in Their 20’s,” Kai is also... Read More →
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Avi Stopper

CEOCaptainUAvi Stopper is the Founder and CEO of CaptainU and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and venture management at the University of Denver. CaptainU is a network that connects nearly a million high school athletes, youth coaches, events, and college coaches. Before... Read More →

Sunday March 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Driskill Hotel, Maximilian 604 Brazos St

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