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Sus Ppt April 2009 10

  1. 1. Showcase U Sports, Inc. Company Overview May 2009 The information contained in this presentation is confidential and may not be copied or shared with other parties by any means without the written consent of Showcase U Sports, Inc. Copyright © 2009 Showcase U Sports, Inc. . All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Mission Company Team Market Problem and Opportunity Competitive Landscape and Advantage Showcase U Solution Product Demo Revenue Market Strategy Financial Need Opportunity Summary Contact Information Appendix Table of Contents
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Showcase U is the premier online destination for parents & student athletes to showcase their athletic & academic abilities to recruiters & coaches and effectively navigate the recruiting/scholarship attainment process. </li></ul></ul>Mission
  4. 4. <ul><li>Established in 2006 by MLB player Chad Durbin and Jake Chapman </li></ul><ul><li>Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN </li></ul><ul><li>Privately Funded by Founders; No Accrued Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Launched Beta in May 2008 with Over 100 Baseball Student-Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Significant Partnership with MLB - April 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Current Focus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Site : user interface enhancements, additional offerings, new vertical markets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales : strategic partnerships with MLB & others, co-marketing/reseller programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital : seeking initial outside funding to support enhancements & go-to-market efforts </li></ul></ul>Showcase U Sports, Inc. Company
  5. 5. <ul><li>Managing Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chad Durbin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current MLB Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies – World Series Champions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engages with: media for PR purposes, strategic partnerships & business networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jake Chapman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Retired professional baseball player with Kansas City, Montreal, Boston organizations. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Former Director in Development at Saint Joseph’s College (IN) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Advisors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dan Burger, Buzzards Bay Productions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greg A. Kennedy, CPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anita Tsuchiya, Sabaku Writing Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dom Horgeshimer, Turnstile Publishing </li></ul></ul>Management Team
  6. 6. <ul><li>Professional Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glen Allie, Del Principe and Allie CPA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael Harrington, Fox Rothschild LLP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Gordon, Silicon Valley Bank </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business Partners </li></ul>Professional Team
  7. 7. Strategic Team For the growing list of ShowcaseU partners, see Appendix B – Strategic Partners
  8. 8. <ul><li>Escalating Costs of Education – Extreme Financial Need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents need new ways to cope with escalating tuition costs & player exposure </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of Student/Athlete Exposure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student/athlete need to be visible to coaches; and need access to coaches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complex Recruitment Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents & student athletes lack sufficient understanding of recruitment process </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continued Student/Athlete Participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents & student/athlete desire continuance of athletic careers </li></ul></ul>Market Problem
  9. 9. <ul><li>Large Marketplace - Over 7 million Student Athletes in US Alone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upwards to 90% (6.3 million plus) interested in pursuing college sports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$1B in Scholarships Offered Each Year to 150,000 Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Duration up to 3-4 years (Parents/student start process in 8 th grade or earlier) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some start as early as 5 th or 6 th grade for private school consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple Program Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent/student athlete can enroll in multiple programs within Showcase U </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents/student athlete often subscribe to multiple services </li></ul></ul>Market Opportunity
  10. 10. <ul><li>Marketplace is in its early stages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant transition of recruiting process from old expensive methods to online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several early stage companies with limited marketshare; many mom/pop shops </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current Offerings do not Adequately Meet Needs of Marketplace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incomplete service offerings; more social than recruiting orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One dimensional business models - limited functionality, excessive costs, etc. </li></ul></ul>Competitive Landscape
  11. 11. <ul><li>Ready Access to Every Coach in US & Canada </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA, Bible Colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Direct Connection to Every Facility, Instructor and Camp in US & Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Data Verification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluators, Instructors, HS and Travel Team Coaches assure that student data is accurate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Immediate Interest Alerts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickly notifies student athletes if coach/scout has interest in them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notifies college admissions if student athlete has interest in their school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Beyond Sports – Showcase Performing Arts Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Band, Choir, and Drama directors across the country </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability to Create Unique, Significant Relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLB, Radio Show, etc. </li></ul></ul>Competitive Advantage Most Complete Service in the industry
  12. 12. Competitive Advantage Services ShowcaseU beRecruited MyGameFilm PrepChamps Takkle Database of NCAA ALL baseball programs X     X    Proximity Features X         Nationwide College/Facility Camp Search X          Facility Search X         Instructor Search X         College Admissions Profile X       Statistics verification process X (X)        Nutrition/Strength and Conditioning advice X X       Discussion forums for athletes, coaches, parents X X    X  X  Auto-notification criteria match X (X) (X) Criteria based search, filter, and sorts X X X Recruiting/Scholarship advice X X  X X X Performing arts (Choir, Band, Drama) In Development       Transcripts upload In Development Letter Generator In Development X  X  X Profile Views/Tracking In Development X X   X X Multiple Sports In Development X X X X PRICE $99 $39.99 $199.99 $119.99 FREE 
  13. 13. Product Demo Run product demo Via Web (screen shots available in Appendix A)
  14. 14. <ul><li>Direct Sales Through Web Portal - Multifaceted Approach to Drive Traffic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SEO (search engine optimization) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-marketing programs with strategic partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs & Web events/broadcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio show hosted by our own Dr. Bullpen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public relations program, advertising, trade shows, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reseller Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports facilities, summer sports camps, videographers, travel teams, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pricing Model – Single & Multi-Year Pricing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free > Introductory Membership with limited functionality listing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$99 > Comprehensive Basic Membership with video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$199 > Premium Membership with unlimited video upload capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$499 > Premium Plus Membership with on-location baseball camp </li></ul></ul>Go To Market Primary Revenue Streams
  15. 15. <ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional web advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded branded advertising in web events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-skinned for reseller partners & complimentary competitors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaches Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiting Guide - “10-Steps to Do-It-Yourself Recruiting” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Non-Sports Related Vertical Markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performing arts (Choir, Band, Drama) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other derivative markets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eMentor Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video online critique with network of consultants </li></ul></ul>Additional Revenue Streams Go To Market
  16. 16. Revenue Projections   Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Total Total Revenues $339,000 $2,047,000 $5,824,000 $13,474,000 $21,684,000 Cost of Operations $77,000 $351,000 $931,000 $2,092,000 $3,451,000 Gross Profit $262,000 $1,696,000 $4,893,000 $11,382,000 $18,233,000             SG&A Expenses $1,429,000 $2,188,000 $3,234,000 $3,915,000 $10,767,000 EBITDA ($1,167) ($492) $1,659 $7,467 $7,466 Net Income ($1,167,000) ($492,000) $1,659,000 $7,467,000 $7,466,000 Gross Margin 77.3% 82.8% 84.0% 84.5% 84.1%   Head Count 13 16 24 28  
  17. 17. <ul><li>Showcase U is Seeking up to $2MM in Angel Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Funds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand efforts to establish revenue generating partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish new sports markets/verticals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invest in web experience, site enhancements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Round out management team </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structure of Investment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convertible debt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First 4 investors receive company warrants as well </li></ul></ul>Financial Need * On investments of $50K or more
  18. 18. <ul><li>Much Needed Service Offering with Growing Subscriber & Revenue Base </li></ul><ul><li>Large Market Opportunity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ever increasing market need and demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continually replenished marketplace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most Complete Services Offering in the Industry…Continues to Improve </li></ul><ul><li>Formidable Partnerships only Showcase U Founders can Create </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major League Baseball, Ripken Baseball, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strong Management Team Driven to Dominate Marketplace </li></ul>Showcase U is poised for market leadership Opportunity Summary
  19. 19. <ul><li>For additional information, please contact us at </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase U Sports, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>620 N. Elza St. </li></ul><ul><li>Rensselaer, IN 47978 </li></ul><ul><li>219-866-5172 </li></ul><ul><li>219-613-3069 </li></ul><ul><li>800-883-4194 </li></ul><ul><li>or visit us at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Contact
  20. 20. Player Screen Shots Appendix A
  21. 21. Coach Screen Shots Appendix A
  22. 22. College Admissions Screen Shot Appendix A
  23. 23. Facility Screen Shot Appendix A
  24. 24. Instructor Screen Shot Appendix A
  25. 25. Blogs Screen Shots Appendix A
  26. 26. Strategic Partners Appendix B Major League Baseball RBI program promotes baseball to the inner city. Ripken Baseball Youth baseball clinics and information portal B.A.S.E.S. Video training on athletic development for baseball and softball athletes with Tigers Javair Gillette and Curtis Granderson Online sports content and community PlayBall Indiana Affiliate of MLB’s RBI program working with inner city children ProSource Athletics Baseball instruction and travel team organization Chilly Billy Sports injury prevention products Indiana Bulls One of the country’s premier amateur baseball teams Fundraising company partnered with American Legion, Music for All and Bands of America Rick Robben Hitting Partner revenue-share affiliate in Napa, CA Marucci Bats Provider of premier wooden bats Big Leagues of Baton Rouge Training center Kurt Ainsworth, Joe Lawrence and Jack Marucci Last updated 4/10/09
  27. 27. News Articles <ul><li>Durbin interviewed on ESPN’s First Take -- April 9, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Phils reliever Chad Durbin has something to prove again </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball - A talk about, the 2008 World Series… </li></ul><ul><li>Relief Pitcher Chad Durbin On Winning the '08 World Series   </li></ul><ul><li>The Perfect Pitch: A World Series Champion on Winning and Business Success   </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase U Co-Founder Durbin a World Series Champion   </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Tech Now: Do-It-Yourself solution for College Recruiting   </li></ul><ul><li>Durbin adds versatility to Philly 'pen   </li></ul><ul><li>Off the Field, Phil's Durbin Starts an Internet Business </li></ul>Appendix C