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The CUSP Show lifts the lid on the business of sports, through interviews with the executives, entrepreneurs and personalities who make the industry tick. Produced by staff and students of the Columbia University Sports Management program, and hosted by faculty members and sports business grandees Joe Favorito and Tom Richardson.

On-Demand Episodes

Jay Kapoor, an investor at MSG ventures joins Joe and Tom for a conversation on sports investing. Jay is a VC Investor at MSG Ventures, Madison Square Garden's corporate venture group, where he focuses on sourcing and investing... more

Steve Delay, Author of The Ultimate Toolkit to Sell the Last Seat in the House and Owner of Macon Bacon joins Joe and Tom for a conversation about selling. Steve has More than 20 years of experience in team and college sports, focusing on... more

Josh George, World Champion Paralympic runner and motivational speaker, joins Joe and Tom for a conversation on his groundbreaking athletic work. At the age of four Josh traded in walking for rolling and then turned those wheels into wings,... more

Jaret Simms, CEO of Monsterfull VR joins Joe to talk about how his company is creating VR experiences in sports. A Full stack web developer, UI designer, and big vision thinker. Jarett's unique combination of skills, in addition to 5+ years... more

Brisa Trinchero joins Joe and Tom this week for a conversation about sports ticket sales disruption. Brisa is a two-time Tony Award winning entertainment, sports and tech entrepreneur. She is the founder of ShooWin, which empowers... more

Markus Kuhn joins Joe and Tom this week for a conversation on his work to grow the NFL in Germany. Markus is a former German, American football defensive tackle who played for the Giants and the NFL. He was selected by the New... more

Rich Routman joins Joe and Tom this week for a conversation about sports content disruption. Rich is the President and Chief Revenue Officer of Minute Media, where he is responsible for all commercial activities and partnerships and... more

Jim Van Stone joins Joe this week for a conversation on Monumental Sports and Entertainment. Jim Van Stone is the president of business operations and chief commercial officer overseeing ticket sales and services, corporate partnerships,... more

Bil Rasmussen joins Joe and Tom this week for a conversation on the creation of ESPN in September 7, 1979, ESPN was launched. Entrepreneurial daring, irrepressible enthusiasm and a dash of good luck gave the world the first... more

Sabrina Hannam joins Joe and Tom this week for a conversation on law and sports business. Sabrina N. Hannam is Executive Partner and Chair of the Management Committee of the full-service Hannam Law Group, where Sabrina... more