Esports are big business, with the global esports industry expected to top $50 billion in revenue this year.
But esports and related video games can also be a pipeline to STEM education, said Jeff Vinik, Tampa Bay Lightning owner and co-executive chairman of aXiomatic, a Los Angeles-based firm with a portfolio of holdings in the esports and video gaming industry.
My guest is Jamie Rhodes, the Founder of the Central Texas Angel Network known as CTAN. The conversation provides the background of how CTAN was started and lessons learned in connecting both large cities as well as smaller communities to the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks.
What if a major piece of what sets a successful college experience apart from any other isn’t what’s taught in the four walls of a classroom, but the experiences a university leverages outside of its own campus, into the community?