Thursday, September 25, 2014

1871 Member Company Box Score Games Named “Most Unique” at 2014 CTIA Startup Lab

1871 Member Company Box Score Games Named “Most Unique” at 2014 CTIA Startup Lab
Box Score Games wins honorable mention in inaugural CTIA Startup Lab class at Super Mobility Week

CHICAGO (September 22, 2014)—1871 member company Box Score Games was named “Most Unique” during this year’s 2014 CTIA Startup Lab, a program for startups held at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas. The company, which creates interactive mobile applications around live sporting events, won an honorable mention out of the forty finalists selected to attend Super Mobility Week.

“We are beyond thrilled to win the award for the Most Unique Business at the CTIA Startup Lab,” said Box Score Games Co-Founder Mike Lynch. “We were honored to be nominated by 1871 to apply for the competition and even more proud to be able to represent the Chicago tech community by coming home with an award.   We are excited to see some of our hard work paying off and can't wait to continue building out the best mobile gaming platform for all sports fans.”

The CTIA Startup Lab is an industry initiative to accelerate progress of seed and growth-stages companies. Participating companies were hand-selected by their local communities and investors based on their potential to fuel the next wave of growth in mobile. Finalists were chosen by the CTIA Investor Panel, which is comprised of venture and corporate capital investors. The selected finalists traveled to Las Vegas last week, where they showcased their products to a panel of industry experts and investors.

During the two-day event, Box Score Games showcased its real-time mobile gaming platform for sports fans to investors, brands, and mobile leaders from all over the world. Box Score Games competed against some of the top tech startups from eight different countries. At the conclusion of Super Mobility Week, the CTIA Startup Lab recognized three overall winners, three top investor picks and two honorable mentions, including Box Score Games.

“1871 is pleased to congratulate Box Score Games on its win at the CTIA Startup Lab,” said 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman. “The primary goal of 1871 is to help its members succeed, and, with that in mind, we are constantly working to provide unparalleled access to the best mentors, educational resources, partners and investors for our members. Successful new companies like Box Score Games play a key role in fostering jobs and economic growth in the United States, and 1871 is proud to support these companies.“

Companies that participated in this year’s CTIA Startup Lab were nominated by CTIA and mobile community leaders from 1871, Apptual, Austin Technology Incubator, BootstrapLabs, Hackers and Founders, LaunchHub, MoDev, Mobile Monday, Momentum, Orange Labs, Rocketspace, Telecom Council and University College London - DECIDE.

About CTIA
CTIA-The Wireless Association® ( is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C

About Box Score Games
Box Score Games reaches sports fans in every bar, stadium, and couch in America. Box Score Games is dedicated to creating the first ever real-time casual gaming platform that enhances the sports fans' experience while watching live sporting events. Fans socially compete against each other in real-time to win prizes that are redeemable on their phone. Box Score Games is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

About 1871
1871 is an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart, the 75,000-square-foot facility provides Chicago startups with programming, access to mentors, educational resources, potential investors and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs that help them on their path to building successful businesses. 1871 is the flagship project of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

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