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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NFL Awards Grants To Three Tech Companies As Part Of 1st And Future Initiative

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 08 / 16

The NFL on Saturday awarded $50,000 grants each to three technology companies as part of the league’s first-ever "Shark Tank"-like funding competition that seeks to help develop sports tech firms. The winners of the 1st and Future competition are LiveLike, which makes a virtual reality sy...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Awards Grants To Three Tech Companies

The NFL on Saturday awarded $50,000 grants each to three technology companies as part of the league’s first-ever "Shark Tank"-like funding competition that seeks to help develop sports tech firms. The winners of the 1st and Future competition are LiveLike, which makes a virtual reality sy ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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