India is set to become the sporting capital of the world, athletes will be at the centre of sport's growth and 'recession proof' opportunities await founders of sports companies in 2023 and beyond.
These are just a few of Andrew Petcash's views on the future of sports.
The US college basketballer turned sports business influencer and investor is the founder of Profluence, where he is building a community around cutting edge insights into the trends, people and companies that are shaping the next era of sport.
Andrew now has more than 30,000 subscribers following his weekly newsletter and podcast, and over 100,000 followers on social media.
Andrew joined The Big Deal to talk about the biggest trends, opportunities and challenges in sport.
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We talked about:
Why Asia, especially India, is bringing the biggest growth opportunities
The influence of betting on sport (it's not just about the money)
Why athletes have gone from a commodity in sport, to being at the centre of the industry's growth (and it has nothing to do with what happens on the field)
The changing face of media and distribution
The commercialisation of grassroots sport is the next emerging opportunity
Why now is the best time to build a sports company
And much more.
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Thanks for having me!! Enjoyed recording this episode