16) Dennis Crowley - Founder & Chairman, Stockade FC | Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Foursquare

Dennis Crowley is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Foursquare, a location based tech company that is used by more than 50 million people monthly across 100 countries. Previously, he founded Dodgeball, one of the first location-based mobile social services (acquired by Google in 2005). In 2015 he founded Kingston Stockade Football Club, a soccer team out of Hudson Valley, NY, that plays in the 4th tier of US Soccer.

Joins us as we discuss his journey from a small-town beginning in Medway, Massachusetts, to becoming one of the tech industry’s star entrepreneurs. And today also, the owner of a semi-professional sports team. Dennis touches on his passion for building things, the state of smaller teams & leagues in US Soccer, and the ongoing promotion/relegation debate. He also shares multiple insights on how to create successful startups, turning “ideas over beers” into realities, managing teams, and a step-by-step tutorial for anyone wanting to start a soccer team. All that and much more!

Follow:
Twitter @dens
Instagram dens

Support:
http://www.stockadefc.com/

Read:
Dennis’ phenomenal blog posts on how to start and manage a soccer team.

PART 1
“So, Let’s Build A Professional Soccer Team From Scratch …”
http://bit.ly/2ls3fTV

PART 2
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Operating a Division 4 Soccer Club (But Were Afraid to Ask)
http://bit.ly/2kAzmiL

Coffee & Football

The Coffee & Football podcast is a long-form conversation hosted by Sebastian Alvarado with guests including players & ex-players, club & league executives, media personalities, corporate brand directors, investigative journalists, agents, and thought leaders.

Sebastian delves deep into the lives, careers, and personal perspectives of some of the most interesting and influential profiles involved in the game both on and off the pitch.

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