Meet SPORTalk: the new social media platform dedicated to everything sports.
SPORTalk unites two of the world’s most active and influential industries–sports and social networking–to connect sports fans everywhere with their favorite leagues, teams, games, and each other!
SPORTalk is a unique social network that’s all sports, all the time. Users can interact with friends and fans around the game, enjoy social media feeds of their favorite teams, and even buy tickets–all on one easy-to-use platform.
Leaders from the worlds of sports and technology are already onboard with SPORTalk. Our early supporters include:
A top executive at Ticketmaster
A global manager at IBM
A senior product development manager from Microsoft
A digital manager for the New York Rangers
So what is it exactly that has captured their imagination? Read on to find out!
Question, sports fans: when it comes to the Internet, and social media in particular, where do you go to get your sports fix?
Chances are your answer changes depending on what you’re talking about: you may follow your favorite teams and players on Facebook, or live tweet with friends during the big game. You may hit Stubhub or Ticketmaster for tickets, or ESPN.com for the latest news or scores.
Long story, short: there’s no one, all-inclusive, go-to platform for sports enthusiasts where they can talk sports with friends and fellow fans on a dedicated game wall, and get sports updates and opinions they care about.
Even when you do hit Facebook or Twitter looking for your sports fix, chances are you’re either left scrolling through post after post about pets or recipes — or you get bombarded by complaints from your non-sports fan friends who are fed up with their news feeds blowing up with posts about last night’s game.
At SPORTalk, we couldn’t help but think there has to be a better way for sports fans to come together, connect and share online.
SPORTalk is the first social media platform that gathers anything and everything sports under one digital roof.
We’ve taken all of the features that sports fans scramble all over the digital world searching for, and brought them together in one sports-centric social media experience.
Scores? It’s here. News? It’s here. Social buzz? All here. Covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA, SPORTalk has all of the information sports fans want — and all the community that they deserve.
When you log into SPORTalk and follow your favorite teams, you’ll see a ticker at the top with your team’s past and upcoming games. It’s gametime at a glance.
You’ll also see your team and league walls, complete with official updates and posts from other fans. The homepage shows all of your favorite teams—and only your favorite teams—but if you want to jump to any other team, you can do that with just a click.
SPORTalk is more than just an app: it’s an entire platform, with a killer responsive web and mobile site in addition to an iOS and Android app.
Sports fans are among the most passionate, engaged communities out there: building them a social community where they can come together and share that energy just makes sense. And with SPORTalk, we’ve built exactly that: the online community that the sports community deserves.
Here are just a few of the features that make SPORTalk the ultimate one-stop digital experience for anything and everything sports:
SPORTalk pulls in official team feeds from other social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, so you can even see what’s happening on those networks without leaving SPORTalk. See something interesting that the Cowboys posted on Instagram? Just click “Post to SPORTalk” to add it to your wall, where your SPORTalk friends can chat about it.
Sometimes, you’ll want to see what’s happening at the league level. No problem: just click the league you want, and you’ll see all the latest headlines. Fast and easy.
SPORTalk users can use the “friend” feature to connect with friends, make new friends, and chat with other fans. Soon, you’ll also be able to follow verified player and coach accounts.
When gametime comes, you’re never alone! Head over to the game wall to let everyone know just how you feel about the interception your QB just threw. Whether at the game or at home, post the best plays to your wall so your friends can interact with you. Tag your team to interact with other fans who are also following the game.
We’ve only scratched the surface of what you can do with SPORTalk, but here’s the bottom line: everything you’re doing on all those other networks around sports? Now, you can do it all from here, all in one place.
Soon, we’ll add official team posts on the SPORTalk platform itself. We’re also working on adding athlete pages so that athletes can directly engage with their fans.
As we’ve already mentioned, SPORTalk is gathering interest from the worlds of sports and technology: we’ve secured early investment support from leaders at companies including Ticketmaster, IBM, Microsoft and the New York Rangers, just to name a few.
Interested in learning more about where SPORTalk goes from here, and how you can be invovled? Request access to the Business Plan tab of this profile!
SPORTalk is helmed by natural entrepreneur Ron Elitzur. Before founding SPORTalk, Ron co-founded BountyJobs, a Greylock and Accel Partners portfolio company. Ron grew BountyJobs from idea stage to the leading online recruitment internet platform for large corporations. Ron led teams that secured and worked closely with over a third of the Fortune 500 including companies like Nike, the NBA, Symantec, Boeing, and eBay, making it to the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S.