The Social (Nuggets) Network

On a kibbutz in northern Israel, a man is trying to figure out how to get basketball fans in Denver to connect with each other.

That man is Ophir Zardok, the founder and CEO of Evento, a social engagement software company that helps connects sports fans and sell tickets in one easy-to-use package.

The Israel-based Evento recently signed its first North American sports deal with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and the Denver Nuggets, providing its proprietary SitNearMe® platform to help push single-game ticket sales on Facebook . . .

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Currently Founding Editor/Columnist at The Athletic Chicago. Jon was with TMR from 2003-15, including Executive Editor 2008-15.