Shannon and Kris share all about the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship and being startup founders. They know the importance of continuing to push through to where things are really starting to ramp up.
Both of these amazing co-founders share how they are supporting diversity in sports and sport tech through highlighting female founders and rural startups. They also discuss being a couple and how that impacts running their company. Learn how they save money when on the road, pitching their Canadian company on a global stage, working with the sports companies they once dreamed of working for, and their rabbit, Jack, who brings joy to the office!
Co-Founder and CEO of FanSaves
Shannon Ferguson is the CEO & Co-Founder of FanSaves, a mobile app that gives fans of teams and organizations discounts and deals from the sponsors of their favourite teams.
Shannon's background in marketing and her passion for sports often seem to overlap. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Shannon's strong social skills and positive attitude have always been a winning formula for success. Matching her skills in sales, marketing and advertising with her love of sports helped her co-found FanSaves. She has a BA (Honours) in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and a post-grad diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Loyalist College.
Co-Founder and COO of FanSaves
Kris McCarthy is the COO & Co-Founder of FanSaves, a mobile app that gives fans of teams and organizations discounts and deals from the sponsors of their favourite teams.
A true athlete and team player, it was Kris's passion for sports paired with a Business degree from SUNY Potsdam that led him into the world of Sports Marketing. It has been his determination, hard work and strong skill set that has helped him lead many different Sales & Marketing teams in the sports industry. His experience and passion for sports and sponsorship ultimately led to the creation of FanSaves.