November 9, 2022
YouTube Theater | Inglewood, CA

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2022 Economic Impact of Sports in Los Angeles

LA Sports Council has commissioned the LAEDC to produce a comprehensive report on how the sports industry financially impacts our community on an annual basis.

This is the only report of its kind. The findings will be announced at the LA Sports Innovation Conference each year and will benchmark how the industry evolves over time. It will be especially interesting to see the numbers during the run up to, and through the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The event brings together thought leaders, dealmakers, industry innovators, and athletes to discuss relevant topics that affect the business of sport in the LA region and beyond.

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presented by Panoramic Ventures

$120,000 | 5 finalists | 1 champion

About Startup Showdown

In 2022, the LA Sports Innovation Conference will debut a startup pitch competition in partnership with Panoramic Ventures. Startup Showdown will offer early-stage startups the chance to pitch investors and increase their visibility among an expanded investor network.


What's in it for Startups?

From the hundreds of applications, 25 semifinalists will be selected to attend Mentor Day where startups will be paired with experienced founders and tech executives to help refine their pitch and gain valuable feedback.

Five finalists will be selected to compete on stage in front of a panel of guest investor judges for a chance to win $120,000 investment prize and join the Panoramic Ventures portfolio.

In addition to the investment, the winner of Startup Showdown will get access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities as a full fledged member of Panoramic Ventures’ portfolio, including a dedicated acceleration team that helps founders navigate the myriad challenges and hurdles that young startups need to overcome to succeed. You can read the standard set of terms here.

Apply to Startup Showdown

The deadline to apply is September 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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Debbie Spander

Founder and CEO,
Insight Sports Advisors

Stephen Cheung

President of the World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA) and Chief Operating Officer at Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)

Nichol Whiteman

Chief Executive Officer,
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Erik Logan

Chief Executive Officer,
World Surf League

Debbie Alder

President and CEO,

Paul Epstein

Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Chief Impact Officer of PurposePoint

Erikk Aldridge

Vice President of Impact,

Ajay Nwosu

Teqball USA

Maria S. Salinas

President and CEO,
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Chase Griffin

2022 NIL Athlete of the Year, Quarterback
UCLA Athletics

Jason Gannon

Managing Director
SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park

Jason Witt

Senior Director, Community Affairs and Engagement
SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park

Rich Wang

Vice President, Business Strategy and Analytics
SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park


Engage, collaborate, and learn with top business leaders on the emerging trends and cutting-edge innovations in the sports industry.

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