This is Andrew, Founder & CEO of Sports Data Now. I'm writing to give all my fellow Sports Enthusiasts an update on the progress of our platform and development of our brand.
In the last 3 months, SDN has proven their concept and business model with a significant amount of customer discovery involving user feedback, many interviews & conversations, and discussions of why our customers are or are not frustrated with our competitors. It turns out, as expected, there is a huge need to update sports data visualizations and it is our goal to bring the way we view our data into the 21st century! So what have we done?
Funny you ask! In January, we hired a developer to build what is becoming the bones of our platform. Our team has met and worked together nonstop since bringing our developer on to refine our vision and define the features, feel, and look of the SDN platform that we all dream of. We are currently still in development, but hope to be ready for large-scale testing by May 1st! You can follow our socials for previews/sneak-peaks of our platform so far. As I'm writing this, we released our WIP landing page today!
On top of development, we've expanded our marketing team and are working with several PSU Journalism and COMM students to build our community from the ground up with innovative and passionate sports fans who will write, produce, and curate all kinds of content for our platform. Leveraging these individuals and finding "what makes them tick" is one of my favorite responsibilities thus far.
While development continues and our brand is established, Sports Data Now is fortunate to be competing in PennTAP's INC U Competition where SDN has placed Top 6 and will pitch on "The Investment" TV Show on April 10th for a share of up to $30,000 in funding. We are looking forward to the opportunity and can't wait to show them what we're made of here at SDN. Furthermore, the Happy Valley Launchbox has shown their full support for our young startup by providing us access to funding and resources for the summer of 2021 at their Happy Valley location. This is a huge opportunity for us, and more info will be coming out soon on this!
As our team and product begins to expand, we are constantly looking for feedback from our users and starting new conversations everyday with professionals in the industry, casual users, and those with very specific and niche passions in the sports industry. So far this has been an incredibly crazy, but exciting journey, and I could not be happier with where we are! We are on track to meet an aggressive 4 Sport August 1st, 2021 platform launch. With this launch, SDN will have gone from concept to full-fledged working platform in 7 months. Just imagine the solutions we'll be able to bring to our users far beyond launch.
This is Andrew, signing off. I feel like this is how people blog, I really don't know haha, but this is how I blog! Thank you and check out all our socials in the meantime!