EPISODE 23

BeOne Sports: A Sports Company Developing “Really Cool” Tech

This week we sat down with Scott Deans to discuss his company BeOne Sports, sports tech innovation, and his experience with professional football.

Episode 22

Janis Burke on Houston as a Sports Capital

Janis Burke, CEO of HCHSA, sits down with Alex Gras to tell stories of her favorite moments that exemplify community in sports. Janis has been the CEO of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority since 2006.

Episode 21

Mike Chabala of Sphere Combines Community, Fitness, and Soccer

Mike Chabala, former MLS player and founder of Sphere, sits down with Alex Gras to talk about how Sphere is bringing a locker room aspect to fitness. Sphere is a soccer-inspired fitness concept.

Episode 20

Jonathan Wells Is Tackling The Football vs. Football Debate

Jonathan Wells, former Texans RB, joins the podcast to talk to Alex about J. Wells Media Group and how he’s educating people on the similarities between football and soccer.

Episode 19

Lori Burgess On Why Esports Athletes Are The New Celebrities

Lori Burgess, COO of Beasley Esports, sits down with Alex Gras to talk about how the landscape of sports is changing rapidly. Beasley Esports owns several esports teams, including the Houston Outlaws for Overwatch and Team AXLE-R8 for Rocket League.

Episode 16

Pokatok Labs | Spotlight Week 4: RE Cooling Tech

Brittany Soeder and Robert Maher of RE Cooling Tech sit down with Alex Gras to discuss how they’re keeping athletes cool during the hot summer months. RE Cooling Tech has created a collar to be worn around the athlete’s neck that sends cold fluid to create rapid cooling.

Episode 13

Aaron Knape Of sEATz Puts The Stadium At Fans’ Fingertips

Aaron Knape of sEATz sits down with Alex Gras to talk about how he’s bringing the next level of convenience to stadium events, hospitals, and more. sEATz is developed for sports and entertainment venues and has been a proven partner at stadiums and venues across the USA.

Episode 12

Pokatok Labs | Spotlight Week 3: Perch

Nate Rodman and Nika Oullette of Perch sit down with Alex Gras to discuss what their product is and how it’s innovating weight room training. Perch is a camera system that helps quantify weight room performance without detracting from it.

Episode 11

Braden Kopp On Student Athletes, NIL, and Monetizing Yourself

Braden Kopp of Pivots Pro sits down with Alex Gras to discuss what athletes can do to maximize their new freedoms regarding name, image, and likeness. Pivots Pro is a small yet wide ranging community of candid people across industry and professions that will serve as a resource for athletes.

Episode 10

Pokatok Labs | Spotlight Week 2: Miro AI

In Week 2 of our spotlight on Pokatok Labs’ inaugural cohort, Taylor Host sits down with Alex Gras to discuss how Miro AI is taking computer vision to the next level.

Episode 9

Chasing Watts On Creating Community Through Cycling

Scott and Jason from Chasing Watts sit down with Alex to talk about the community they’ve been building around cycling. They discuss why the sport is uniquely centered around community, and how the community has evolved with the sport over recent years.