About Us

Hashtag Sports® is the premier global event celebrating, recognizing, and educating people who excel at creating engaging experiences for sports fans and consumers.

In a few short years, Hashtag Sports, which includes our annual conference and The Hashtag Sports Awards, judged by The Engagement Academy of Sports & Entertainment, has become the industry standard for benchmarking fan engagement and understanding the rapid changes in consumer behavior brought on by the rise of digital media, technology, and culture as a currency.

Hashtag Sports was started in 2014 by Anthony Caponiti and Steve Cobb—two former college athletes and founders of the sports industry's first social media agency. You can find Hashtag Sports on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and in your email inbox.