Howard, Westbrook to Speak at Betting on Sports America

Former Philadelphia Phillies star Ryan Howard and Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Famer Brian Westbrook will speak at SBC’s Betting on Sports America conference on April 24.

Former Philadelphia Phillies star and MLB National League MVP Ryan Howard and former Philadelphia Eagles star Brian Westbrook will speak at the Betting on Sports America conference, to be produced by SBC (Sports Betting Community) April 23-25 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in North Jersey.

Both former sports stars are partners in SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group, a capital group that invests in startup companies in the sports betting, esports and sports tech industries.

The two athlete/investors, along with SeventySix Capital Managing Partner Wayne Kimmel, will be discussing the active investments they’ve made and opportunities that they see in the rapidly growing sports betting business.

The investors will be speaking on a specially developed session titled “From Athlete to Entrepreneur: Venture Capital & Sports Betting,” in which they will discuss their passion for investing in game-changing sports tech and sports betting startups

“The opening up of sports betting restrictions has also opened up great opportunities for investment,” Howard said. “My partners and I at SeventySix Capital are investing in the elements within the sports betting industry that consumers need, including data collection, analytics and media, and we’re excited to share our insight at the Betting on Sports America conference in April.”

“My professional football career and transition into an investor has opened a lot of exciting opportunities in the sports tech world,” Westbrook added. “When you throw sports betting into the mix, the investment opportunities have the potential to hit new heights.

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC, said, “We are very pleased to get U.S. sports legends Ryan Howard and Brian Westbrook as part of the huge agenda we have at Betting on Sports America. The team at SeventySix Capital are visionaries when it comes to sports tech investment, so their expertise fits in perfectly to sports betting.”

Betting on Sports America is the largest dedicated sports betting trade event in the U.S.