Winter Springs, Fla. (May 22, 2020) – After two years at the UCF Business Incubator in Winter Springs, Sportzcast is graduating the program.
The company will remain in Winter Springs, signing a lease for office space in the same building as the incubator for its eight full-time, and one part-time, employees.
“Our time at the Incubator has been very productive for our business and we truly love working in Winter Springs,” says Mike Connell, founder and CEO, Sportzcast. “We came into the incubator with a great technology and a vision for the future. We’re leaving with a great company with a great future ahead of us.”
As to why the company is staying in Winter Springs, Connell, a UCF graduate, adds: “This area is a perfect place for a company like ours because of the high quality of life and the ease in connecting to clients across the globe. We moved the company here because it is the perfect place for a company to grow.”
Sportzcast developed and brought to market a unique technology to enable real-time data integration from scoreboards at stadiums and sporting venues. Before Sportzcast’s technology, there were a wide range of systems used across the world with a variety of types of data.
As all great technologies do, Sportzcast provided a solution, allowing data transfers in a uniform fashion. Current clients include NFL teams, colleges like University of Central Florida, Rollins College, and more than 2,000 high school stadiums.
Through Sportzcast’s ScoreLink and ScoreHub hardware devices, coupled with their software and integration solutions, clients can remotely produce automated graphic overlays for video broadcasts featuring completely real-time score information. This technology is now also enabling safer production environments as sports begin to return with COVID-19 precautions. Production staffs at any level can now remotely produce sports broadcasts from safe locations, limiting the need for on-site interaction.
When the company entered the UCF Business Incubation Program, it employed four people with a national presence. Last year, the company increased revenue 63 percent and has now surpassed over 5,000 sports facility connections across the U.S. and internationally.
The technology is manufactured locally in Sanford.
“Sportzcast is a perfect example of the impact of the Incubator by creating jobs for the Winter Springs economy,” says Rafael Caamano, site manager, UCF Business Incubator in Winter Springs. “It’s exciting to see a company with a great technology succeed and grow like Sportzcast has over the past two years.”
Over its time at the Incubator, Sportzcast was provided with:
- Training Program – Excellence in Entrepreneurship Course
- Business Coaching Sessions/accountability
- Flexible Office Space/environment
- Connection with Professional Services (Sales, & Marketing) and community leaders
- Provided PR services and connection to local media
For more information media should contact –
Sportzcast.: Sam Provencher, Marketing Director, Sportzcast, (321) 888-3800, firstname.lastname@example.org
UCF Business Incubation Program: Michael Weiss, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, (321) 281-8384, Michael.Weiss@ucf.edu or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, Alan@ByrdConnections.com
Since 2008 Sportzcast has been providing high school, college and professional sporting venues with both the hardware and software to deliver real-time game data to fans attending the events in person and those following the sporting events online. Sportzcast works with hundreds of college institutions across the United States as well as high schools, production companies, professional teams and leagues to provide data workflow solutions. Corporate headquarters are located at 1511 East State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL 32798. For more information visit online at www.sportzcast.net.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped over 390 local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With nine facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2014/15 and 2015/16 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 4,710 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned $7.41 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.