Editor’s note: A Basketball Analytics Summit is first event of a new sports entrepreneurship focus at UNC. Leading the charge is Debby Stroman, a UNC professor and former college basketball player. ExitEvent has the details in this latest story that is part of the news partnership between WRALTechWire and ExitEvent.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Meet Debby Stroman, a PhD, UNC professor, former college basketball player and assistant coach, entrepreneur and sports business aficionado who is inspiring her students to start and launch businesses inspired by sport.

This afternoon and tomorrow at UNC, she hosts the first Basketball Analytics Summit to introduce students and others in the community to sports analytics, an avenue that’s growing in significance. She figures that the region’s strength in entrepreneurship and its basketball rivalries make it a natural place for innovation in sports business and technology to happen. Industry leaders from around the nation are coming to speak and demonstrate their technologies and capabilities using data and insights. (You can still attend. Details here.)

Topics range from fan experience & engagement, individual performance and marketing/ticketing to sport science and entrepreneurship in analytics. But the speakers will be the highlight.

The entire post can be read online at ExitEvent.