Speaker Series

The Sports Innovation Institute Speaker series brings innovative leaders to campus who are making a significant impact in the sport industry. Join us over the lunch hour to hear how sport and our community are changing for the better because of these innovators.

IUPUI Sports Innovation Institute Speaker Series - Jeremy Hochstedler

Description of the video:

David Pierce, Ph.D.: So what we’re really trying to do with the Sport Innovation Institute Speaker Series is really bring stories of innovation from our local sports community here in Indianapolis.

Jeremy Hochstedler: I was a former college baseball coach, and I saw a need for automated scouting. Scouting our opponents every week saved coached 15-20 hours a week, and the company’s just grown from there.

Anthony Treash: What I enjoyed most about Jeremy and what he had to say was how his companies have evolved, and their graphs and everything, just, it went from really basic to more elaborate using just every single statistic available.

Pierce: Students will have an educational opportunity here that’s kind of outside the classroom setting to take a deep dive into an area of innovation that we usually don’t have time to cover in a typical class setting.

Hochstedler: IUPUI specifically is centered obviously right here in downtown Indianapolis. I’ve met some awesome students and professors here, you know, just been fantastic to work with.

Treash: I love IUPUI because of the connections you can make with the city and the resources made available.

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Past Events

Mr. Hochstedler talking for the sports innovation institute

Jeremy Hochstedler

CEO & Founder, Telemetry Sports

Jeremy Hochstedler, the founder and CEO of Diamond Charts and Telemetry Sports, kicked off the Sports Innovation Institute at IUPUI Speaker Series with a 2017 discussion on sports analytics, sport management, and entrepreneurship.

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Matt Duncan

Cofounder, Brackets for Good

Brackets for Good has raised over $6.3 million since its founding in 2011. Matt Duncan inspired students and faculty during his spring 2018 conversation about increasing revenue for nonprofits through sports.

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Scott Nestler, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Notre Dame

In 2019, Scott Nestler, Ph.D., led an interactive discussion about his analytics experiences, giving sport management students and other stakeholders the chance to learn about applying analytics to business success.

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