NFL lines up a new Super Bowl battle

Get ready for a battle of a different kind at Super Bowl 50. TechCrunch and the NFL are partnering to hold a startup competition in Silicon Valley on Super Bowl weekend, dubbed 1st and Future. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and feature three separate categories including The Future Stadium, Bringing Home the Game and Tomorrow’s Athlete. Each company will make a pitch to the judges and an audience of NFL team owners and executives. The winner of each theme will receive a $50,000 check from the NFL’s Strategic Investment Fund, tickets to Super Bowl 50, and an invitation to visit league headquarters where they will have the opportunity to meet with NFL execs.

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