Shnarped was founded in June of 2012 by professional hockey players Dustin Sproat and Kyle Hagel, and their partner Kamil Sikorski.
In 2013, we released our first platform, Shnarped Hockey, on iOS and Android. It created a new way for fans to track and interact with pro athletes, and was adopted by over 100,000 fans and 2,000 pro hockey players and prospects. The team successfully pitched the CBC’s Dragons’ Den, on the concept, earning a deal with all five investors.
Feedback from our younger users led to the launch of a completely new platform, Shnarped, in the fall of 2015. Our unique video editing tools make it fun and easy for young athletes to create and share amazing videos of their sports highlights. This platform recently surpassed 150k downloads and 500k videos created and we continue to be inspired by our community.
The Founding Team
Dustin Sproat – Founder & CEO
Dustin Sproat is a Chemical Engineering graduate of Princeton University and a Sauder School of Business MBA graduate. He played professional hockey in the minors for three years, and co-founded Hockey Players for Kids with Kyle in 2008. Contact Dustin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyle Hagel – Founder
Kyle Hagel (white jersey) is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Politics. He is currently in his 8th season of professional hockey and playing for the Charlotte Checkers, affiliate of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.
Kamil Sikorski – Founder & CTO
Kamil Sikorski graduated from University of Guelph with a Computer Science degree in 2005 and received his MBA from UBC Sauder in 2013. Kamil has experience in creating software for products ranging from medical devices, to engineering tools, to meteorological prediction models.