Stadia Ventures, which runs a St. Louis-based accelerator program for sports-focused startups, is moving some of its programming to the Dallas area and adding an esports accelerator.
Stadia, which runs a 14-week accelerator program twice per year, announced its next class of startups will split their time in the program between St. Louis and Frisco, Texas. Demo Day for Stadia’s current crop of startups will take place in Frisco in August.
Stadia will team up with LaunchPad City, a Frisco incubator, for programming there. LaunchPad City will also work on the new program focused on esports, or competitive video gaming.
“The esports industry is still in its infancy and the ability to launch an esports accelerator and invest in early stage companies creates a unique opportunity,” Tim Hayden, managing director of Stadia Ventures, said. “We are excited to immerse our startups in this growing and global ecosystem.”