Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and the Jones family are teaming up with Blue Star Sports CEO Rob Wechsler to create a new accelerator for early- to mid-stage companies.
Blue Star Accelerator will be a “first of its kind accelerator and investment venture for early stage businesses in the technology, sports, and entertainment industries,” according to a release.
Chosen startups can glean industry expertise, guidance, and professional networks from Wechsler and the Jones family. They’ll also score office space at The Star in Frisco, Dallas Cowboys’ new headquarters.
“We are constantly looking to innovate, evolve, and utilize our resources in the most effective way possible,” Jones said in a statement. “Rob Wechsler is the ideal entrepreneur to partner with us to bring the vision of Blue Star Accelerator to life. We see this residence incubator program as a perfect match for what we are doing with our headquarters and our business as a whole.”
“We are constantly looking to innovate, evolve, and utilize our resources in the most effective way possible.”
The Jones family is among the investors in Wechsler’s Frisco-based company, which seeks to offer technology solutions for youth sports programs. In September, it wrapped up its sixth company acquisition this year, according to The Dallas Morning News.
“I am thrilled to partner with the Jones family here in Frisco with a new joint mission to help young, growth-stage companies reach their full potential by utilizing our combined network and expertise,” Wechsler said.
Applications for the Blue Star Accelerator are due Jan. 15. To learn more and apply, visit bluestaraccelerator.com.
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