This evening, we’ll be hosting some of the most innovative minds in sports and technology as we welcome the NFL 1st and Future to Atlanta with a southern hospitality reception prior to the pitch competition on the eve of Super Bowl Sunday. We will highlight the finalists who will be competing for a grand prize of $50,000 and two tickets to Super Bowl LIII. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and mingle with the five companies as well as representatives from the NFL, corporate innovators, industry leaders and investors. Among those expected to attend is former NFL player and and Founder & CEO of SportsID Ryan McNeil, a strategic partner to RIISE Ventures.
The NFL Network will livestream the full competition here http://www.nfl.com/1standfuture/live. Click here for official press release details.
Learn more about the 5 companies that will compete in the ‘Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety’ category here:
As described by the finalists
Nobo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nobo is developing B60, a connected wearable device that monitors hydration levels of elite athletes. B60 uses patent pending, non-invasive optical technology to report hydration levels to athletes and their trainers in real time.
SOLIUS, Seattle, Washington
SOLIUS has developed an advanced science that uses nano-spectrums of light to stimulate the production of critical hormones and peptides as a better way to reduce injuries, speed recovery, and improve the performance of athletes.
TackleBar, St. Paul, Minnesota
TackleBar Football is a product that aims to provide a safer approach to the game and decrease injuries while preserving the tradition and spirit of the sport, serving as a transition between flag football and tackle football for our youngest players, and an effective practice tool for our older football players.
TendoNova, Atlanta, Georgia
TendoNova’s Ocelot™ system aims to increase access to effective chronic tendon pain treatment with reduced rehabilitation times for all levels of athletes by deploying a hand-held, minimally-invasive device that provides real-time feedback during procedures on the effect the intervention has on tissue.
TopSpin, Detroit, Michigan/London, Ontario, Canada
TopSpin Technologies Ltd, inventors of the TopSpin360, the first patented training device proven to dynamically strengthen the neck to help reduce concussion risk.