The fall classic is right around the corner and the Dodgers are in first place. In more ways than one…

The Los Angeles Dodgers and advertising agency R/GA have teamed up to launch a 3-month accelerator program aptly dubbed the LA Dodgers Accelerator program. A total of 10 companies were vetted and selected to receive up to $120K in investment and mentorship from 80+ industry professionals which include the likes of Magic JohnsonJeanie BussTroy CarterMatt Withelier, and Nihal Mehta, for the program based out of R/GA’s offices in LA.

While not the first sportstech accelerator (Nike has previously run a sports-focused accelerator), it’s the first by a professional franchise that we can recall. The program participants are diverse but they all sit at the bustling intersection of sports, technology, and entertainment.

Continue to full article in LA Tech Watch.