Why the Los Angeles Dodgers are Running a ‘Training Camp’ for Sports Startups

By Kelsey Alpaio, Staff Writer

Professional baseball franchises excel at scouting promising players and cultivating them in the minor leagues until they’re ready for the big show. But the Los Angeles Dodgers are unique in trying to do the same thing for startups working on sports and media-related ideas.

What is now known as the Dodgers Accelerator got started after the team was acquired in 2012 for $2.15 billion by the investment firm Guggenheim Partners; Magic Johnson and movie mogul Peter Guber are also part of the ownership group.

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