RIISE Ventures Article, “A Tale of Two Stadiums” Featured in Hub Magazine


RIISE Ventures Article Featured in Hub Magazine

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) publication releases latest issue focused on Sports Technology.


ATLANTA, GA—February 1, 2017— The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently recognized M. Cole Jones, Managing Partner of RIISE Ventures, for his article contribution to the latest issue of Hub Magazine.  


The article entitled “A Tale of Two Stadiums” appears in the latest issue which focused on the state’s emerging Sport Technology sector.


“A Tale of Two Stadiums” focuses on the technology and innovation of Augusta’s new Green Jackets Stadium and Atlanta’s new Mercedes Benz Stadium, exploring two examples of how sports innovation is emerging in Georgia in both a middle and major market.


Sports technology is a critical part of the Global Sports market which is estimated to be worth $750 billion dollars and growing. Just the Smart Sports and Fitness Wearables Market alone, is expected to hit $14.9 Billion by 2021. In Georgia, a combined $2billion is being spent on high-tech sports facilities and there is a growing number of tech companies focused on Sports Analytics, Fan Engagement, Digital Signage, E-Gaming, and more. The Sports Technology issue of Hub Magazine offers a glimpse of this vibrant sector in Georgia.


In addition to M. Cole Jones’ article on p. 14, the issue features cover article by Jeff Buzzelli, SVP, Central Division, Comcast Business; profiles new high-tech sports facilities in Atlanta and Augusta; showcases Georgia’s news sports technology Upstarts and provides a recap of the biggest technology headlines.


View a direct link to M. Cole Jones’ article here.

View the digital version of Hub Magazine here:

About RIISE Ventures

RIISE Ventures is a tech enterprise reimagining innovation in sports and entertainment that cultivates new ideas, ecosystems and opportunities. RIISE Ventures is a Partner with the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and will be sponsoring the first-ever SportsTech Hackathon at SXSW 2017. Learn more at: http://riiseventures.com/.


About Hub Magazine

Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community. Published bimonthly, HUB Magazine is a publication of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and reaches more than 35,000 technologists via print and digital distribution.  Learn more at: www.hubga.com.



About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 35,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.


The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 33 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.


For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com . To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.





Media Contacts:

Obinna Morton


(678) 779-9563


Technology Association of Georgia

Tony Cooper


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