Connect with the SportsTech and SportsBiz Communities During Super Bowl 50 Week in SF


Super Bowl 50 is on track to be the most tech-savvy sports event in history and will be played at Levi’s Stadium, the most tech-savvy stadium in the world.

Many amazing sportstech startups and sportsbiz professionals are involved with Super Bowl 50 in a variety of ways, so we want to give everyone an opportunity to also connect with each other during this historic week for the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Join us Wednesday, February 3rd from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the rooftop lounge of Jones (map) for a mixer event with a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

We’ve invited friends from sports and tech startups, investors and VC’s, sponsors, partners, athletes, NFL, Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, 50 Fund, our local Bay Area professional and college sports organizations and more, so everyone is welcome to attend.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and include a hosted bar until 7pm.

Please register at our Eventbrite page:

And, even if you can’t make it, please join our SF Meetup group for future events, join our worldwide newsletter or follow us on Twitter @sportscolab.

If you’re interested to sponsor or if you are a startup that wants to be featured at the event, please email us at


The Rise of Levi’s Stadium, Host of Super Bowl 50

With the matchup set for Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, soon people will refer to Levi’s Stadium as where the Super Bowl was hosted back in 2016.

It wasn’t that long ago Levi’s Stadium was brand new…opening just two football seasons ago in 2014.

We look back at the timelapse rise tech savvy 1.9 million square foot stadium built in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California and home to the San Francisco 49ers.

Levi’s® Stadium Facts:

• April 19, 2012: Construction crews broke ground for new Levi’s® Stadium

• July 17, 2014: Levi’s® Stadium opened

• Estimated construction cost: $1.2 billion

• Capacity: 68,500 (expandable to 75,000+)

• Record attendance: 79,976 (for WrestleMania on March 29, 2015)


• Named Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal (May 2015) and Venue of the Year by The Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain (June 2015)

• February 7, 2016: Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s® Stadium Unique Levi’s® Stadium Features: • Two-thirds of seats are in lower deck • Suite tower with 8,500 club seats and 165 luxury suites

• First NFL stadium to achieve LEED Gold certification

• 27,000 square foot living roof with 40 different types of vegetation

• Three solar pedestrian bridges connecting main parking area to stadium

• Massive 48’ x 20’ video scoreboard

Other Events:

• San Francisco 49ers Museum Other Major Events Hosted at Levi’s® Stadium:

• WWE WrestleMania 31 • 2015 NHL Stadium Series (Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks)

• International Champions Cup soccer match (FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United)

• Concerts by One Direction, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and The Grateful Dead

• PAC-12 football championship games

Marc Andreessen and Emily Chang at Dreamforce 2014

Emily Chang Interviews Marc Andreessen

Dreamforce 2014 – San Francisco

Marc Andreessen, co-founder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Bloomberg TV reporter Emily Chang discuss how software is eating the world. This wide-ranging conversation touches on the state of the economy, the shape of investments in Silicon Valley, the role of technology in shaping the world, and whatever Marc ponders in his latest tweetstorm.

Levi’s Stadium Preview – Smart, Innovative and Future-Focused

Perhaps there is no better place on earth than Silicon Valley to combine a team with a startup approach to solve a challenge for the future.

In this case, the think-out-of-the-box team is the leadership of the San Francisco 49ers, one of the NFL’s global brands and the challenge is developing a new stadium that not only dramatically changes from the past, but is prepared to take on the future.

Meet Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, just a few steps away from the existing practice facilities and offices of the 49ers.

The tech-savvy stadium will kickoff in 2014 with a soccer event in August, then a couple preseason games and the inaugural opening season game on September 14th of the Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers.