8 sports tech companies that are changing the game

by Katie Fustich
May 4, 2018

Spring is the sweetest season for sports fans. NBA and NHL finals are right around the corner. The MLB is just getting warmed up.  Soccer fans will have their day in the sun, with the World Cup just weeks away. New York City is home to several sports dynasties and some of the most innovative sports technology companies in the world today.

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If you love fantasy sports, you need FanDuel in your life. It allows you to participate in fantasy leagues of seven different sports and win actual cash as you rise through the ranks.  While hanging out in a backyard in Austin, Texas, a group of sports fans and friends launched FanDuel in 2009. FanDuel brings that same spirit of camaraderie to its hugely successful platform.

 

LiveLike is changing what the future of sports looks like — literally. This live streaming platform delivers mind-blowing sports experiences and original content that puts fans directly in the action. Behind the scenes, engineers work on some of the most cutting-edge VR technology in the business.

 

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When you’re a high school athlete trying to break into the world of college sports, the recruiting process is a daunting one. SportsRecruits helps young athletes and their families navigate the recruiting world by giving them an exclusive profile, access to coaches, and allowing them to communicate with college clubs.

 

GameChanger is elevating youth and community sports with a platform that tracks scores and stats, and it even offers friends and family a way to follow the action when they can’t be in the bleachers. More than 200,000 teams already make use of GameChanger, which is powered by a team that plays hard, too.

 

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Technology is changing the way we train, but you don’t need a $2,000 bike to be on the cutting edge. Aaptiv offers audio-guided workouts, from running to yoga, created by teams of professional trainers and fitness savvy technologists.

 

No other platform will get you as deeply connected to the New York City fitness scene as Active NYC. The site has the latest information on everything from walks and races, to fitness retreats, CrossFit competitions and health and wellness festivals. With Active NYC, you may never need to pay for a gym membership again.

 

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ZogSports is the leader in company sports leagues and intramural sports for adults across the United States. The company, founded in 2002, has quickly established itself as the go-to organizer for after-work softball leagues, company team-building events and more.

 

At Peak is helping reduce injuries in youth sports by creating custom-tailored exercise routines for young athletes. Exercises are individualized by sport and age, and allow coaches and parents to track progress.

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