Sports Challenge Network (SCN) delivers innovative social, mobile, and web software that increases fun and excitement for the bowler and grows the size of the industry for bowling center owners.
Whether you bowl every year, every month or every week, SCN helps everyone CONNECT, PLAY and WIN.
XBowling is SCN’s mobile application which delivers fun and challenging games against yourself, your peers, or in a handicapped or scratch virtual tournament.
SCN manages the official app of the bowling industry (Go Bowling). From a bowling center search to national coupons and discounts, Go Bowling gives everyone instant access to “all things bowling.”
SCN brings world-class marketing services and innovative technology features to centers. Our goal is to drive predictable revenue to bowling center owners and help them achieve long-term business success.
TIMOTHY J. MINARD
Founder and Chairman
With more than 24 years of global expertise in business leadership and innovation, Timothy J. Minard is the founder, chairman and CEO of Sports Challenge Network (SCN). An entrepreneur and technology visionary, he founded SCN out of the realization that while many sports-related applications and offerings exist, none were created as an integrated platform to increase the participation in and connection with the actual sport or game represented. With a proven track record for scaling high-growth, technology-driven ventures and achieving fundamental business milestones, Minard is responsible for establishing SCN’s strategic vision and business goals, as well as providing operational guidance. Minard has focused SCN’s first products on the bowling industry, one of the oldest, most participated sports in the world. He has installed his technology platform in 47 states and 9 countries. Minard’s vision and impact on the bowling industry has been astounding. It has awarded him with Bowling Center Management’s “Business Person of the Year”, an award that had not been given to any individual outside the bowling industry in over 100 years, as well as elected him to the industry’s Hall Of Fame prestigious Board of Trustees and a member of the elite proprietors MUBIG group.
FRANK T.Y JIANG, PH.D
President and CTO
Frank is the President & CTO of Sports Challenge Network Inc, and the formal co-founder of Mobile Sports Challenge Network LLC. Frank has rich and successful hands-on experiences of over 25 years in IT development, management consulting, investments, outsourcing, teaching and research across different industries of varying degrees of business sophistications. Frank had extensive startup experience, including co-founders of JBI LLC, BlueLeap LLC and Love.TV. Frank also orchestrates capital investments in real estate via REIT and private equity, and energy oil investments and operations. In addition, Frank has significant connections and experiences in business development in Asian markets. Dr. Jiang used to work as Sr. Research faculty in College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. Frank had Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Master of Computer Science and Ph.D from Georgia Institute of Technology, and MBA from Emory University.
Senior Strategy Consultant
Randall Foster is a 20+ year accomplished entrepreneur, global business builder, sales and operational executive, and startup investor. Foster has founded, grown, advised, and invested in multiple businesses spanning hardware, software, and services, introducing innovations to multiple global markets. In 1995, Foster founded BenchMark Consulting International, a process improvement consulting and software firm serving US and Global commercial banks. Alltel Information Systems acquired BenchMark in August 2000 and Foster remained three years on the Alltel senior executive team as a division president at this $3.5 billion public company. In 2004, Foster founded Vumii, an international award-winning developer of long-range night vision security and border defense surveillance systems. Vumii was acquired in 2010 by Opgal, a thermal imaging camera maker which is a joint venture of Rafael and Elbit systems, two multi-billion-dollar Israeli defense product companies. Foster completed the Jerome B. Fisher Management and Technology dual-degree program at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering (1991) and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business (1991), earning Cum Laude distinction in both degrees. Foster is currently President & CEO at Sports Challenge Network, where he is charged with the rapid expansion of XBowling throughout the league bowling community and eventually to broader casual bowling population.