Jordan Fliegel


Jordan Fliegel is a tech entrepreneur and investor, focused on the sports industry.
Fliegel is currently Managing Director of the Techstars Sports Accelerator, which he launched in 2019. Techstars Sports invests $120k/company in 13 startups annually, and provides mentorship, office space and hands-on support. The accelerator has 40+ portfolio companies, including Ergatta, which raised $30M at a $200M valuation in 2021.

Fliegel is an investor in over 200 startups over the last decade through Founders First, a vertical-agnostic early-stage angel fund and syndicate he co-founded with Jeremy Levine, with high profile early investments in now unicorn companies like Carta and Ramp. Fliegel is also an investor and serves on the Advisory Board of several high growth startups including FightCamp, Botkeeper and BallerTV.

Fliegel was previously co-CEO of Draft.com (“DRAFT”), a venture-backed fantasy sports company headquartered in NYC. In 2017, he sold DRAFT for $48M to Paddy Power Betfair. Before Draft, Fliegel was Founder and CEO (now Chairman) of CoachUp.com, America’s leading sports coaching platform with over 15,000 coaches, backed by $14M in venture- capital and headquartered in Boston. NBA MVP Stephen Curry is Fliegel’s partner and the lead spokesman at CoachUp.

Fliegel has been involved in sports beyond the startup world, having previously played professional basketball in Israel (2008-2010), led a group that bought a double-double-digit minority stake in the ANBL 4X Champion New Zealand Breakers, and as the author of “Coaching Up!” (Wiley & Sons, 2016, with a forward by NBA Champion Shane Battier).

Fliegel and his companies were named Inc “30 under 30”, Forbes “30 under 30”, BBJ “40 under 40”, and Finalist for Ernst & Young “New England Entrepreneur of the Year”. A dual US/Israeli citizen, he earned a B.A. in Philosophy & Government from Bowdoin College, and an M.B.A. from Tel Aviv University.


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WELCOME REMARKS – Governor Holcomb

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PANEL – Sports Betting & DFS

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PANEL: How Connected Fitness Became the New Obsession

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PANEL: Data Analysis and Athlete Development

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Fireside Chat #1

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PANEL: Sports Media

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PANEL: NIL/Creator Economy

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PANEL: How Esports & Gaming became a billion dollar industry

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PANEL: Fan Engagement

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Fireside Chat #2

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Drinks/Food @ NCAA

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Techstars Sports Demo Day

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PANEL: Pro athletes transitioning as Investors/Operators

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Fireside Chat

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PANEL: Pro Sports Franchises Innovating around Technology

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PANEL: NFTs & Digital Collectables

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KEYNOTE: Lemon Perfect founder story

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