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Jason Shatsky, CEO and Founder of TicketRev

The best ticket buying experience.

Rick talks to Jason Shatsky, CEO and Founder of TicketRev this week.

TicketRev is the first ever buyer-driven marketplace for live events, allowing fans to name their own desired price for tickets without any fees. From there, sellers are able to accept these requests and sell their tickets without ever having to list inventory for sale. Available for sports & music fans in marquee cities like New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Boston, TicketRev’s platform has grown to over 10,000 active users and is changing the power dynamics of live events.


The roadblocks currently preventing fans from buying concert tickets at a fair market price

How they can get cheaper tickets to major summer 2023 concerts (Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Drake, etc.)

How Ticketmaster and Live Nation are stifling competition within the live event ticketing industry

Why this is dangerous, and what the industry needs for success

If the current industry landscape is prepared to meet a 350% expected growth in 2023 concert tours versus 2019

What this will mean for consumers

Why they are still vulnerable to increasing ticket resale prices

If this will successfully lower prices for fans attending live events

What else the industry needs to be successful and lower the barriers of entry to live events

The potential impact of recently introduced ticketing legislation; how it can encourage new entrants in the market, leading to more choices and better pricing for consumers

How transparency in fees can enable consumers to make better-informed decisions when purchasing tickets.

The future of live event ticketing

An engaging talk. Thanks to Jason for coming on this week!

CJ Stroud, Ohio State Starting Quarterback, now with Express NIL Deal

Rick is joined by Ohio State starting quarterback this week on ‘Tech of Sports!”

Stroud is Express’ first-ever Collegiate Athlete Style Ambassadors along with fellow local Columbus collegiate football player Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

He spent his true freshman year at Ohio State as a backup to Justin Fields. He did not attempt any passes but had a 48-yard rushing touchdown.

Stroud was named the starting quarterback as a redshirt-freshman following the departure of Justin Fields to the 2021 NFL Draft. He was chosen over freshman Kyle McCord and fellow redshirt-freshman Jack Miller III. Coach Ryan Day credited his decision-making, leadership skills and accuracy as the reason he earned the starting spot.

Stroud started all his regular season games except for one against Akron in order to rest a shoulder injury he sustained in the season opener. Over the season, he earned first team All-Big Ten Honors, won Big Ten Freshman of the Week six times, was a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, and was the only quarterback in Ohio State history to throw for five touchdowns against Big Ten competition four times in a single season. He led the team to a 10-2 record in the regular season, losing to Michigan in their final game. However, he and Ohio State bounced back from this disappointment at the Rose Bowl, coming back from a 14 point deficit against Utah to win 48-45 in a thriller. Stroud threw for a school and Rose Bowl record 573 yards in the win, and also tied a school record and set a Rose Bowl record with 6 touchdown passes.

In April, Express, announced its partnership with hometown athletes CJ Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba as its first-ever collegiate style ambassadors. The announcement is part of the retailer’s goal to connect with new customers through a range of influential partners, which includes style editors, influencers, ambassadors and now, college athletes. Stroud and Smith-Njigba will work alongside Express and leverage their platforms to share how they approach dressing for off-the-field occasions and inspire others with their personal style.

Kim Glass, Olympian, All American Talks Volleyball and Halo Sport 2

Rick is joined by 2008 Olympic Volleyball Silver Medalist, Kim Glass, this week.

Kim was an All-American and four-time All-Pac-10 pick, is Arizona’s career leader in kills with 2,151 and ranks third all-time in the Pac-10 in the same category. She averaged 5.27 kills, 2.84 digs, 0.70 blocks and 0.40 aces per game for the Wildcats. For her career, Glass had double-digit kills in 105 of her 115 matches played, along with 20 or more kills 54 times en route to a school-record 5.27 kills per game average. She holds the Arizona school record with 162 aces, and is third in career digs with 1,158. Glass provided 77 block solos, which ranks eighth all-time for the Wildcats

Played professionally for almost 10 years.

Member 2008 Beijing Olympics, Team USA Indoor Volleyball team, helping the US to a silver medal.

Kim is a personal trainer, a model and works with sports tech companies.

One of the companies Kim represents is Halo Sport.

The Neuropriming headset that integrates seamlessly into your workout.

Halo Sport 2 headphones is tech that delivers an electrical current to the motor center of your brain.

The idea is to use this device for 20 minutes before an activity to create a state of ‘hyper-learning’ by neuropriming.

The headphones themselves feel well-built and have a firm hold on the head, making it easy to get the fit you want. This is important, as the companion app from Halo needs to confirm it’s making clear contact with your head before the process can begin.

“That process is unlike anything we’ve felt before. The second you start, and the app tells you that it’s ‘ramping up’, you’ll begin to feel a tingling in the skull where the electrodes… sorry, primers are.”

The audio quality in vocals is pretty good – and you can remove the primer spikes to make wearing the headphones more comfortable day to day.

The idea is an interesting one, unlocking something as simple as firing an electrical current into the brain to improve performance. It’s called transcranial direct current stimulation (TCDS), which is just as described above – the idea of stimulating the brain to achieve a heightened state of learning.

Great to have Kim on to explain more. Enjoy!