Sports Tech Entrepreneur M. Cole Jones Featured As Panelist for the 2017 Sports of Business Summit


ATLANTA, April 18, 2017—RIISE Ventures Managing Partner M. Cole Jones will join Atlanta business leaders at the 2017 Atlanta Business Chronicle Business of Sports Summit as a panelist for Sports and Startups: How Atlanta’s Tech Community Is Getting in the Game.


Presented by Comcast, the Business of Sports Summit highlights the importance of business in sports from media, sports marketing executives, entrepreneurs, and other leaders in the arena.


RIISE Ventures is a tech enterprise that cultivates new ideas and opportunities through the reimagination of sports, hospitality and entertainment. The startup most recently partnered at SXSW to produce several sportstech events, and is also a partner with the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.


“With the confluence of sports and technology throughout Atlanta, particularly notable in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and SunTrust Park, we are excited to see the work that young leaders like M. Cole are doing do to add to the growing influence of tech to the worlds of sports and business in Atlanta,” says David Rubinger, Market Publisher and President of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.


M. Cole Jones is also co-founder of the tech startup covello, which creates experiences, build products and deliver ideation for enterprises, brands and high growth startup companies through disruptive, yet collaborative partnerships. He also serves on Startup Atlanta’s Tech Policy Committee, the board for the Atlanta Film Society and in 2015, was named to Georgia Trend magazine’s list of Top 40 Under 40.


Joining M. Cole on the panel are entrepreneurs and thought leaders David Cummings, Founder of Atlanta Tech Village; Greg Foster, President and CEO of Experience; and Siva Jayaraman, Manager of Strategic Partnerships for the Georgia Institute of Technology. The panel will be moderated by Adam Zimmerman, VP of Marketing for the Atlanta Braves.


The Business of Sports Summit will be held at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre in Smyrna, Georgia on April 19th from 2pm to 6pm. Register here to attend the 2017 Business of Sports Summit.


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 member of the Consumer Technology Association (producers of the Consumer Electronics Show). Learn more at:


About the Atlanta Business Chronicle


Founded in 1978, the Atlanta Business Chronicle is Atlanta’s resource for local business news in print and web. The publication is a resource for Atlanta’s business decision makers for the latest breaking news, market trends, employment opportunities and sales leads. Learn more at

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