Thanks to Melissa Blair co-founder of SportsHosts for doing an awesome job in answering all the questions.

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Here's the highlight question from the Sports Geek Nation AMA with Melissa Blair.

About Melissa Blair

Melissa Blair is the co-founder of SportsHosts, a platform built to connect travellers, both local and internationals, with local fans to watch sports together. True to the company’s vision, Melissa believes that sports is a common ground that breaks the boundaries no matter what age, race, gender or preference one might have.

Prior to founding SportsHosts, Melissa was a university lecturer, marketing director, strategist and a digital and social media lead. She has lived and worked across four continents around the world and collaborated with brands and organisations like Unilever, L’oreal, Canadian Olympic Foundation, NHS England, The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities, Victoria Against Violence, AFL, City Football Group and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment Global.

Now with SportsHosts, Melissa has set foot in New York City and San Francisco as they look into expanding the business to the United States after their successful stints with the AFL and A-League in Melbourne.

Connect with Melissa Blair on Twitter @MelissaKBlair, Instagram, LinkedIn and Slack @melissakb_sportshosts

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Q&A Highlight

Tod Caflisch question for Melissa Blair

Melissa Blair:

Hi @Tod Caflisch Great question! We definitely partner with major league teams and that's a key part of our revenue model. Currently we have partnerships with Melbourne Football Club, Melbourne City Football Club and Melbourne Stars in Australia with a few others in the works. In the US, we're partnered with the Brooklyn Nets, NYC Football Club and San Francisco Giants.

SWIAM is a great platform and we're having a discussion with them soon. However our offerings are different. The visitors' experience is really enhanced from having the local host. There is no better way to get to know a new city, team or sport than with a local!

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