Web Startup Offers Fans Unique Experiences Fandeavor.com puts sports junkies in the middle of the action.
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What It Is
Most college basketball fans would salivate over a day that starts with a pickup game on the court at New York's Madison Square Garden and ends with watching Duke play St. John's from a luxury skybox during the 2k Sports Classic.
Fandeavor.com can make that happen. The Las Vegas-based company puts together game-day experiences worth bragging about--package deals that provide exclusive access to the field, court, broadcast booth, locker room, athletes and coaches from a growing number of professional and college sports teams, including the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers.
How It Started
Fandeavor founders Tom Ellingson and Dean Curtis worked as business and web development executives, respectively, for Zappos.com. While there, Ellingson was courted as a sponsor with game-day VIP experiences from a number of sporting events and teams. "The more we found ourselves on the track before a NASCAR race or on the court before a hoops game, the more we thought, These are great experiences for sponsors, but what if there was a way for regular fans who can pay for it to do it, too?" he says.