C040 | Esports Financing: Fundraising, Finding Corporate Sponsors, Budgeting

  • Room: 201
  • Session Number: C040
Wednesday, January 15, 2020: 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM


Lead Presenter
Chris "Doc" Haskell
Clinical Assistant Professor, Head Coach of Esports
Boise State University


Like all school activities, esports programs will have to sell themselves, look for funding sources, and get funding. With the handful of big endemic partnerships already bestowed and a handful of others, raising the money to build the empire requires creativity, tenacity, and a few simple tricks. Hear how schools have raised more than $750,000 from some of the most unlikely sources to build their esports program in its first year. Note: This session was created in conjunction with program partner, National Association of Esports Coaches and Directors (NAECAD).


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