Since the launch of The Sport Tech Hub in late 2017, a host of SportTech start-ups have benefited from the programme and on Wednesday 28 March we’ll showcase and celebrate their successes at a Demo Day event at Fieldfisher.
Why was the Sport Tech Hub launched?
- To provide direct, targeted and tailored support to early-stage start-ups dedicated to enhancing engagement in physical activity and sport among Londoners and people across the UK
- To strengthen the foundations of the SportTech vertical and showcase the role of publicly-funded sport sector bodies in supporting digital innovation
After a bespoke 24 week incubation programme focused on business, product, investment readiness and physical activity and sport industry knowledge and connections, our start-ups give short pitches to mentors, investors, accelerators, incubators and connections from the wider sport and tech ecosystems in London.
By focusing explicitly on innovation specifically targeting increases in physical activity participation, the programme provides a targeted route to filling gaps in the physical activity and sport market. Here’s how some of the first cohort found the programme:
“London Sport’s Tech Hub has been instrumental in helping us shape our product, from original concept to a sports and fitness marketplace platform. Access to investors, industry experts and sports governing bodies made possible by the interaction of the London Sport team has been invaluable. Sports and fitness start-ups with ambitious plans should start their journey with the Sport Tech Hub”. Daragh Donohoe, Co-Founder, SPRYT
“The Sport Tech Hub programme has been invaluable to us, particularly, the wide range of workshops tailored for us, hand selected mentors, providing commercial guidance and most of all, the business introductions.’’ David Brownlee, Founder, TrainAsONE
What will the Demo Day include?
The demo day will include an afternoon of updates and pitches from the cohort one start-ups about their milestones, products and futures, as well as a chance to get hands on with the technology, demos & apps from: UK Wallball, SWEAT & SOUND, Flex, WeGym, TrainAsONE, Fitswarm, Racefully, Spotters, SPRYT, Sport Heroes, Rabble, Makesweat, BATFAST
After the demos, there will be networking with food & drink and guest speakers: Ollie Phillips, Susie Rodgers MBE and James Golding
Ollie Phillips, former captain of the England Rugby 7’s team, lives an extraordinary life. Following an illustrious career in professional rugby, he is now a highly successful business man in one of the world’s largest professional service networks, PWC. A Guinness World Record Holder, motivational speaker and expedition leader to name a few, he is proof that anything is possible.
Susannah Rodgers MBE Susie has competed in two Paralympic Games at London 2012 and Rio 2016. She also works professionally as a Non-Executive Director on three Boards, chairing two Sub-Committees. She is Patron of London Disability Swimming Club, Disability Sports Coach and King Edward VI High School for Girls assisted places scheme. She is an Ambassador for Greenwich Leisure Limited, Samsung and Zoggs UK.
James Golding James is a record holding inspirational speaker and endurance cyclist who speaks at schools, award ceremonies, sports dinners, conferences, partner meetings and a TEDx talk. James conveys his story brilliantly using powerful and entertaining stories combined with beautiful imagery.
For more information on the Sport Tech Hub, click here