Beastcoast is the first esports organization to join Techstar’s innovative and diverse portfolio, and the first of it’s kind to participate in a startup incubator of this caliber. Through this partnership, Beastcoast will receive additional growth capital as well as mentorship from leading sports and media executives and business development resources to help the Company continue to rapidly scale.
Techstars and their family of sector specific startup accelerators and supplementary venture fund is a global platform for investment and innovation with a mission to connect entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and cities to create a more sustainable and connected world. Its programs and portfolio now cover a broad, inclusive spread of regions and technology subjects, including space, energy, social impact, music, and more. Techstars’s Sports Accelerator Program specifically taps into the resources provided by its sports industry partners, including Pacers Sports & Entertainment, NCAA, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, among others. Other notable companies that have gone through the Techstars program include ClassPass, CoachUp, Digital Ocean and PillPack.
Beastcoast sponsors and represents professional video game players in a variety of titles, including Mortal Kombat 11, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros, Dota 2, Rainbow Six: Siege, and more. The brand similarly supports live streamers and content creators covering a variety of video game genres. Beastcoast values itself on high-quality merchandise and unique branding, as well as authentic diversity, including Spanish language content for its South American fanbase.
Jordan Fliegel, Managing Director for Techstars Sports, spoke highly of Beastcoast’s proven expertise in and approach to the esports space:
On behalf of Techstars Sports, I am thrilled to be backing Beastcoast in our 2020 cohort. I was extremely impressed by the considerable traction Beastcoast has made through their smart approach to the industry and relentless hustle and determination, all the more impressive given their limited funding to date. Grant and Brian are true experts in the Esports space, and we look forward to welcoming them to Techstars and to introducing them to our partners, including of course Pacers Sports & Entertainment which operates Pacers Gaming, and is excited to be working with Beastcoast.
Grant Zinn, CEO and founder of Beastcoast, expressed his excitement and that of the Beastcoast leadership team:
Beastcoast is excited beyond words to be part of Techstars Sports’ class of 2020. We were inspired by the dedication to growth that Techstars Sports encourages, and we’re glad to be recognized for our own measured dedication to innovation and steady advancement in this highly-competitive space. Our staff is more than eager to get hands-on with the resources, education, and networking that Techstars Sports Accelerator Program offers. Both throughout and beyond this program, we at Beastcoast are looking forward to joining Techstars to further solidify our success in esports as a leading name among esports organizations.
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About beastcoast: Founded in 2017, Beastcoast (stylized as ‘beastcoast’) is an esports organization that puts a focus on player interests, well-being, and happiness. It currently boasts a roster of both competitive players and popular streamers. Currently part of the lineup is the most successful active team in the Dota 2 South American competitive community. Other players within beastcoast represent Mortal Kombat, the Super Smash Bros franchise, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Pokemon. Streamers also represent similarly diverse titles, from horror speedrunning to the Dota 2 franchise. Beyond player development, Beastcoast strives for top-notch fan outreach and high-quality merchandise, emphasizing clear, recognizable branding and authentic diversity in gaming communities. To see the team’s full roster and learn more, visit beastcoast.gg.