Meetlete News

Meetlete provides fans and athletes to experience virtual one-on-one meet-and-greets with their favorite

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Meetlete is an app started here in San Diego by Rob Connolly.

The app allows fans to receive a FaceTime call from their favorite athletes. Fans pay through the app and the athletes call them.

Connolly joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss the app and how new NCAA NIL rules will impact the app and college athletes.

Local startup connects users with favorite athletes, sports personalities

SAN DIEGO — Starting a business can bring a unique set of challenges, and factoring in a pandemic during its launch only adds to it.

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Comcast NBCUniversal Accelerator Program Focusing On Sports Technology Startups

In January 2020, Comcast Corp. announced that it was launching a program for sports technology-focused startups. The idea was for the telecommunications giant to take small equity stakes in early-stage, promising companies and provide them with capital and access to high-level executives to help them hone in on their business plans.

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‘Perfect storm’: First week of NIL brings ample opportunities

As Rob Connolly underwent a local surgery in January, the doctor tried to keep him loose, offering an open-ended question to take Connolly’s mind off the operation.

“He asked me, ‘If you could meet any sports star, past or present, who would it be and what would you want to talk about?’” Connolly recalled.

The answer for Connolly came quickly. He would want to meet Lou Holtz, Connolly’s all-time favorite coach, and ask him about the 1988 matchup between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 USC.

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San Diego State football star becomes a pioneer in selling name, image, and likeness

Less than a week after the NCAA finally gave in and began allowing student-athletes to cash in on marketing and sponsorship deals, a San Diego State football star has become one of the first pioneers to dip his toe in the water.

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New NCAA NIL policy presents opportunity for San Diego athletes, businesses

SAN DIEGO – The recent NCAA ruling to allow athletes to profit off their name has opened up a new frontier in college athletics, and some local sports figures already are cashing in.“It’s going to help the athletes a lot, getting their name out there and being able to monetize that name,” San Diego State senior running back Greg Bell said.

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