DraftKings, the digital sports entertainment and gaming company, invites graduate students and those attending the virtual conference to enter their Sports Gaming Innovation Challenge! Graduate students from around the country will be tasked with creating and presenting a new sports gaming concept to DraftKings. The proposed idea must integrate with the DraftKings fantasy or sports betting application and must pertain to one of the following topics:
The top three teams will have their pre-recorded final presentations featured during the conference and the top place winner’s presentation will also be showcased in the MIT newsletter. For more information on challenge guidelines, click here.
In order to register successfully, an individual or team must adhere to the following eligibility criteria:
**Accepted applicants will be able to purchase student tickets, which are highly discounted from regular priced tickets and otherwise sold out**
Registration for the DraftKings Sports Gaming Innovation Challenge is now closed. Individual or team registration/presentation submission must have been completed by March 12, 2021.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We also encourage participants to subscribe to our newsletter in order to receive the latest information about the conference!
Registration & Submission Deadline -- March 12, 2021
Top 5 Teams Notified -- March 19, 2021
Top 5 Presentation Recording Submission Deadline -- March 26, 2021
Top 3 Presentations Conference Showcase -- April 8, 2021
The event finalists are eligible to compete for the top three prizes, which will be awarded following the 2020 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference:
Each finalist will have 5-7 minutes to record a walkthrough of their presentation. Please be mindful of your presentation time and do not exceed the set limit. At the end of their presentation each finalist will also record their response to a specific question previously provided by the product experts at DraftKings.
Each judge will evaluate a finalist’s presentation using the following criteria:
Entries will be judged prior to the conference by product experts from DraftKings.
The DraftKings Sports Gaming Innovation Challenge is a recorded event. The top three presentations will be featured during the virtual conference with the top finalist presentation also shared via the MIT newsletter.
Please note that the dress code for the conference is business casual.
A/V personnel from MIT will be available for the top five finalists to record and edit their presentations.
To register, please submit your final DraftKings presentation in PowerPoint format to email@example.com no later than Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET with the subject line “MIT SSAC: DraftKings Sports Gaming Innovation Challenge Presentation - <university></university>”. If selected as a finalist, presentation recordings must be submitted before 11:59pm ET on Friday, March 26th.
We encourage you to share your excitement for the #SSAC21 #DKInnovationChallenge presented by @DraftKings. Additionally, tag your Tweets and posts with #SSAC21 to share your favorite and most memorable moments from the conference.
Still have questions? Please fill out your question here and someone from the SSAC organizing team will reply back!