Mission Control

Origin: MO | Grant Awarded: 2020 | Status: Active

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What is Mission Control?

Mission Control is a platform for gathering and growing community using recreational esports, similar to a local adult softball league or college intramurals — just with video games. Organizations — whether a community group, college, LAN Center, or something else — use Mission Control to gather their community, host leagues of various game titles, and manage their esports’ operation. Gamers use Mission Control for a casual, social experience doing something they love with others in their community.

Company Leadership

Austin Smith

CEO & Co-founder

Austin Smith is the cofounder and CEO of Mission Control, a B2B SAAS Platform for Rec League Esports. An economist and entrepreneur from St. Louis, Missouri, Austin is passionate about building and preserving communities. He has worked in urban planning in St. Louis, sales at Tesla, and venture capital at Stadia Ventures. As a venture associate at an early stage sports and esports venture accelerator firm, Austin gained unique insights into the esports market which led him to cofounding Mission Control, a company that builds community through video games.

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Byron abrigg

cco & Co-founder

Byron Abrigg is the cofounder and Chief Customer Officer of Mission Control, a B2B SaaS platform for rec league esports. Byron started his career in venture capital and accelerators, serving as the Accelerator Coordinator at Stadia Ventures, an early stage sports tech and esports VC and accelerator program in St. Louis, MO. Byron is a graduate of Saint Louis University.

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