Nick Palazzo, Play Caller Sports Founder: Harvard Football to Sports Technology Entrepreneur

Nick Palazzo, Play Caller Sports Founder: Harvard Football to Sports Technology Entrepreneur

Nick Palazzo, Play Caller Sports Founder 
The Founding Story: Harvard Football Fantasy League

The Play Caller founding team is led by sports technology entrepreneur Nick Palazzo. Palazzo, a former Harvard football player, previously founded a leading sports media, content and technology business that grew from humble beginnings in his Harvard dorm room to more than 10 million users. The genesis for Play Caller came from Palazzo’s experiences playing fantasy sports with his collegiate teammates who now use fantasy sports as an important means of communicating and sustaining their friendships. While playing in their own private fantasy league (HCB), Palazzo and his friends sought to find the next level of fantasy sports engagement that would enable competition based on in-game, in-play sports predictions or “play-calling” ability. When it didn’t exist, Palazzo sought to create it.

Nick Palazzo subsequently partnered with leaders in the data and technology space to found Play Caller Sports, the industry’s first social in-game, in-play micro-fantasy sports technology platform.

Nick Palazzo: Bio and LinkedIn Profile 

Nick Palazzo is an industry recognized sports technology entrepreneur and marketing innovator appearing in numerous publications and broadcast programs, including The New York Times, the “Today” show, Mediaweek, MIN, Folio, Sports Business Journal, Forbes and Adweek, and is a frequent keynote and panel speaker at sports, media and technology industry events. Earlier in his career, Nick Palazzo was featured as a “C-Level Visionary” by Folio as part of its annual Folio:40 list of media industry influencers and innovators, which included President Barack Obama. Palazzo was also featured in the acclaimed book Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking The World of Business.

A graduate of Harvard University, where he finished as one of the football program's all-time leading rushers and scorers and a key member of the first undefeated championship team since 1913, Nick Palazzo is passionate about expanding the possibilities available to today’s student-athletes from under-resourced areas. He supports a variety of sports, health, fitness and faith-based programs to benefit young athletes serving as a coach and mentor. 

Nick Palazzo was also a nominee for The William V. Campbell Trophy aka the “Academic Heisman”, the most prestigious and desirable academic award in college football. The trophy recognizes an individual as the absolute best in the country for his academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.

Nick Palazzo is a proud #girldad with four daughters.

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