Seattle Growth Podcast Special Episode: Growth of Seattle Sports Tech

It’s evident that Seattle sports are thriving. Look no further than the Seahawks selling out every game since 2003, and the Sounders setting the major league soccer record in selling out 154 consecutive matches. And there’s no question that Seattle tech is thriving. Look no further than the cranes dotting the skyline as major tech companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google expand their offices.

But did you know that sports tech is thriving in the region as well?

Jeff Shulman had an opportunity to visit the Geekwire Sports Tech Summit and interview individuals uniquely involved in sports tech. This special episode of Seattle Growth Podcast gives you an inside look at a burgeoning industry with potential to further drive growth in this city.

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In this episode:

Taylor Soper

Taylor Soper, the sports tech reporter for Geekwire, (beginning around 4:27) describes how VicisAmazon, and Microsoft are driving sports tech in the region and what can be expected in the future.

Todd Humphrey

Former professional hockey player and co-founder of League, Todd Humphrey, (beginning around 11:00) explains how professional hockey has prepared him for entrepreneurship. He offers an idea of what Seattle can expect from local sports tech companies in the future.

Jeremiah Mothersell

Akvelon employee, Jeremiah Mothersell, (18:39) shares why he moved here from Arizona without a job in hand, and what it is like to work at a sports tech company in Seattle.

Eliav Cohen

Professional hot air balloon competitor, Eliav Cohen, (23:58) describes how a local tech company is incidentally revolutionizing the world-wide sport of hot air ballooning.


The episode gives you a better understanding of what you can expect from Seattle’s sports tech scene and how it may further drive the growth of the city.

The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.