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The SportsTech Allstars Podcast

The SportsTech Allstars Podcast

By SportsTechX

Showcasing outstanding startups and initiatives in the global Sports Tech ecosystem, including accelerator & incubator programs, innovation hubs and major events. Are you looking for trends, new technologies or cooperation & investment opportunities? Here's where you can find them. The podcast is hosted by SportsTechX, a leading source for data & insights about SportsTech. For further info, such as reports, market overviews or a global SportsTech database, go to www.sportstechx.com.
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EuroLeague Basketball - European professional basketball club competition
EuroLeague Basketball - European professional basketball club competition
 Interviewing Rayde Luis Baez, Strategic Commercial advisor of EuroLeague Basketball EuroLeague Basketball is a European professional basketball club competition. The league is widely recognised as the top-tier league in Europe and consists of 18 teams, of which 16 are given long-term licenses and wild cards, making the league a semi-closed league. The EuroLeague is one of the most popular indoor sports leagues in the world and its in stadium attendance is second only to the National Basketball Association (NBA), To learn more, visit www.euroleaguebasketball.net In this conversation, Rayde talks about his experience in multiple roles with the EuroLeague and as a rights holder. He also gives us an insight about how they navigated the digital collectibles space by understanding their product and how they want their fans to interact with it. Rayde also takes us through the method by which they work with multiple partners in a new space in order to mitigate risks and test what works best in the market. He talks about the processes in the back office that makes strategic decisions in their positioning within the tech space. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
37:26
November 11, 2022
Krause House - A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) governed by a community of basketball fans
Krause House - A Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) governed by a community of basketball fans
Interviewing Commodore, Co-Creator at Krause House Krause House is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) governed by a community of fans, basketball lovers and purists. s a social, gamified app for basketball fanatics where digital and IRL engagement are rewarded. Users compete to level up and earn rewards by shooting hoops and to learn more, visit https://www.krausehouse.club/ In this conversation, Commodore talks about his experience with 3 successful start-ups and how Krause House was created out of his fascination in the cultural and social side of DAO’s and the origin of the name behind it. He talks about the evolution of the structure which included an NFT sale. He also gives us insights into his goal of buying an NBA team which starts with buying minority positions in major leagues or majority positions in minor leagues and working up to an entire team. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
47:05
October 27, 2022
OneTeam Partners - Helping athletes maximize their name, image and likeness rights
OneTeam Partners - Helping athletes maximize their name, image and likeness rights
Interviewing Henry Lowenfels, Chief Product Officer at OneTeam Partners One Team Partners is a one-of-a-kind solution that helps athletes maximize the value of their name, image, and likeness rights. OneTeam specializes in group licensing, marketing, media, and investing. Through their partnerships with Players Associations, OneTeam’s mission is to transform the way all athletes participate in business by putting them at the center of the commercial ecosystem. They develop authentic relationships between athletes and brands and deliver integrated, turnkey solutions across sponsorship, athlete marketing, content, and digital marketing. To learn more, visit www.joinoneteam.com In this conversation, Henry talks about how video games and trading cards was the focus on which the business was initially founded, surrounded by other elements of opportunity that could really bolster the licensing business. The idea of collectibility that’s associated with sports stemming from trading cards to now, digital collectibles fascinating Henry and OneTeam Partners. He talks about how VR and Web3 are incomparable due to the massive engagement and money being invested in Web3. And about tokens enabling you to enter into a new world and a new type of experience Henry also mentions a kind of a booster program that will allow users the ability to get access to their favourite players. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
46:15
October 20, 2022
SimWin Sports - A virtual sports metaverse that allows fans to watch, predict, collect, play and earn
SimWin Sports - A virtual sports metaverse that allows fans to watch, predict, collect, play and earn
Interviewing David Ortiz, Founder & CEO at SimWin Sports SimWin Sports is the world's first digital sports league that provides daily fantasy players and esports fans the ability to watch, predict, collect, play and earn. It is the virtual sports metaverse that fuels 24/7 fantasy sports and sports betting action with NFL players and Hall of Fame owners! At SimWin, the teams are NFTs - owned by some of your favorite athletes and celebrities. Fans can engage with the league and earn by collecting, trading, and managing player NFTs and by participating in daily fantasy and season-long SimWin fantasy competitions. To learn more, visit simwinsports.io. In this conversation, David talks about building digital sports leagues that operate 100% of the year as opposed to fantasy leagues that run only 40% of the year, turning sports into a bingeable business. David has almost 29 years of expertise in the video game and real money gaming space and the need for a full time fantasy league and gaming experience. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
32:14
October 13, 2022
Beyond The Game Network - An investment community of professional athletes and business executives
Beyond The Game Network - An investment community of professional athletes and business executives
Kicking off our podcast lineup for our Web3 in Sports month, we have Brian Zwerner, Founder & VC at Beyond The Game Network Beyond The Game Network is an investment community of current and former professional athletes, finance and business executives. By bringing together the best people from across a wide range of backgrounds, BTGN has created a community where their members can learn and grow together while fueling the growth of the most exciting companies in America across entertainment and fitness in the sports industry. In this conversation, Brian talks about what sparked this journey for him starting from video highlight trading cards with the NBA. He also talks about how he started the crypto executive guide to ‘tell it like it is’ for content around Web3 in sports where they post weekly news and wrap ups at the end of the week. Brian also mentions how he met an NFL player who had helped him with his previous start-up and eventually had the idea that led to setting up Beyond The Game Network. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem. Check our social channels for all other content during the month, leading up to the 1st of it's kind Web3 in Sports Report.
38:15
October 06, 2022
Slate - The ultimate content creation platform for brands on social media
Slate - The ultimate content creation platform for brands on social media
Interviewing Eric Stark, Co-Founder & COO at Slate Slate is made up of a team of experienced social content & brand marketing professionals who have come together out of a passion for solving problems. Born out of the NFL, Slate is a content creation platform for brands that are advertising or have a presence on social media. Slate is trusted by the biggest brand social media teams in sports, media, entertainment -  from the NFL, NBA, & MLB to Comedy Central & Showtime. On the Slate platform brands can create branded social content, speed up content creation workflow and Slate allows companies to quickly overlay content with their own branded fonts, colors, filters, graphics and animations from a custom mobile app, and then post directly to platforms like Instagram Stories and TikTok. Brands have full control over the content in their app from a dedicated web portal. In this conversation, Eric talks about how brands must stand out from individuals across social media platforms and how Slate is exactly the tool that solves this problem while staying true to brand standards. He mentions that Slate is a cloud based content creation platform that enables easy production of social media content. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
38:39
September 22, 2022
Venturerock - A digital venture capital platform
Venturerock - A digital venture capital platform
Interviewing Danny Cortenraede, Founder & Managing Partner at Venturerock Venturerock is a digital venture capital platform and ecosystem of founders, backers and venture builders. They support founders who ‘dare to change systems’. Venture rock has combined technology and our expertise in accelerating 700+ startups to design a new investment protocol that enables founders and their teams to focus on execution, instead of fundraising. This September, Venturerock Launched a $75 Million Sports Tech Venture Investment Company. In this conversation, Danny talks about his journey that started in the corporate world within sales and marketing that slowly evolved into entrepreneurial activities moving on to to new cities and setting up huge venture funds. He also sheds light on the newly launched VIC (Venture Investment Company) which includes athlete investors including former Dutch soccer player Mark van Bommel and former New York Jets cornerback Bryson Keeton. He takes us through the 72-step, four-phase program that the VIC is implementing where investing is based on startups hitting key performance indicators (KPIs) and milestones and how this fund has a specific focus on sports and technology, but also is part media and culture. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
33:22
September 08, 2022
Credenza - The Blockchain Enablement Platform For All Sports Fans
Credenza - The Blockchain Enablement Platform For All Sports Fans
Interviewing Sandy Khaund, Founder & CEO @Credenza Credenza enables brands, sports, luxury goods and entertainment clients to integrate web3 technologies into existing operations to enhance direct-to-fan/consumer relationships and create new revenue streams both online and offline. Credenza’s vision of web3 and traditional retail unite to enhance customer experience and engagement. In this conversation, Sandy talks about his journey as an individual working with Fortune 500 companies, investor & now a founder. He also talks about his journey of founding his company Upgraded which was eventually acquired by Ticketmaster/Live Nation in September 2018. He then founded Credenza with a purpose of bringing Web3 tech to sports, entertainment, brands. He then speaks about how blockchain can essentially solve a lot of problems and add value. He then speaks about how NFTs are moving on from a novelty item to becoming a utility item with a lot of use cases. He then moves on to speak about how they at Credenza are making a difference to women’s sports by creating new monetization and revenue opportunities. He then speaks about the upcoming products at Credenza which could be a gamechanger in sports commercialisation. In the last part he puts on his investor hat once again and speaks about the trends he sees coming up in the future. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
42:59
August 11, 2022
SportBoost - Accelerator and co-investment platform that specializes in sport, innovation and technology.
SportBoost - Accelerator and co-investment platform that specializes in sport, innovation and technology.
Interviewing David Hernando, Head of Strategy @SportBoost SportBoost is an accelerator and co-investment platform that specializes in sport, innovation and technology. The accelerator is founded by Spanish legendary footballer Iker Casilas and has partnered with La Liga as their main partner, Wayra is the co-investing partner and ESIC is their educational partner.  SportBoost was formed around innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in sport and provides selected startups with the necessary resources to help them on their way to success. Earlier this month LaLiga Tech & SportBoost launched an open call for Fan Engagement startups to apply for their flagship program, the applications to which are open until the 15th of July 2022. Find out more at https://www.sportboost.es/challenge In this conversation, David talks about how the accelerator supports startups and initiatives with their network, their knowledge and their mentorship from within the SportBoost system and from experts within the sportstech ecosystem as a whole. He talks about adapting to the startups and initiatives and fitting into their journey to support them in a more open and fluid structure. He sheds light on the new SportBoost x La Liga Tech challenge that is specific to Fan Engagement based on La Liga’s commitment to fan engagement and improvements within that front of the sports ecosystem. He also lets us in on news that is to be announced based on work in nutrition, management of clubs/leagues and more. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
35:39
June 23, 2022
WeSportUp - Sports and wellness startup accelerator from Italy
WeSportUp - Sports and wellness startup accelerator from Italy
Interviewing Federico Smanio, Program Director of WeSportUp WeSportUp is Italy’s first innovation hub accelerator specifically for health and wellness. The accelerator is part of the initiative of CDP Venture Capital along with Sport and Health and is managed by Startupbootcamp and Wylab. Fastweb, Renault and Telepass are the corporate partners for WeSportUp. The applications to their flagship 3-month accelerator program are open until the 30th of June 2022. Find out more at https://www.wesportup.it In this conversation, Federico talks about his dual career and his journey as a professional footballer in the Italian Serie B league to the program director of Italy’s first sports accelerator - WeSportUp. The national innovation fund and the government's involvement in the accelerator. The structure of the accelerator involves two public entities, private partners and commercial corporations. He also talks about the invitation to the flagship accelerator for which 20 startups will be shortlisted of which 10 will make it to the acceleration program that starts in September. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
38:05
June 09, 2022
Liquiditeam - Tokenizing fandom with the help of blockchain
Liquiditeam - Tokenizing fandom with the help of blockchain
Interviewing Thomas Euler, Founder and CEO of Liquiditeam Liquiditeam is tokenizing fandom by using blockchain. It is a fan engagement and financing solutions for professional sports, clubs, athletes and content creators. It enables everyone who has fans to build their own platform. Liquiditeam also uses Web3 content and community management systems. Liquiditeam works at the intersection of three exciting worlds: Professional Sports, the Creator Economy, and Blockchain. Find out more at https://www.liquidi.team/ In this conversation, Thomas talks about how liquiditeam is likened to the shopify of fan engagement. He speaks about the convergence of three exciting worlds and the future of fan engagement. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
34:27
May 26, 2022
Loco - India’s leading live game streaming and community platform
Loco - India’s leading live game streaming and community platform
Interviewing Anirudh Pandita, Founder @Loco Loco is India's leading live game streaming platform that is building the future gaming community in the country. Viewers can watch gaming videos all at one place. What started as a live trivia game show app developed into a platform for India's best upcoming and top gamers and hosts them as they play and stream the top trending games. It also allows fans to follow, support, and engage with the streamers. Find out more at https://loco.gg/ In this conversation, Anirudh talks about releasing a bunch of new features that will make viewing for fans much more interactive. He speaks about how Loco initially launched as a trivia game show app and evolved into a gaming streaming platform as they believe that entertainment is a need and the two biggest trends were short videos and interactive entertainment. He touches upon the evolution of gaming and the way the rest of the world knows it - the right mix of skill and strategy and about developing a new content vertical, a new content format that would require new grammar, tech, community formation Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
40:28
May 12, 2022
Fitt Insider - Breaking down the business of health, fitness & wellness
Fitt Insider - Breaking down the business of health, fitness & wellness
Interviewing Anthony Vennare, Co-Founder @FittInsider Fitt Insider is a newsletter, podcast, and community of industry-leading operators that is building a platform for the future of fitness and wellness. Much like what we at SportsTechX do in the sports tech space, Fitt insider does for the health, fitness and wellbeing space. Fitt Insider has also ventured into angel investing and investment funds along with understanding the underlying needs of consumers when it comes to their health. Find out more at https://insider.fitt.co/ In this conversation, Anthony talks about bridging the gap that he and his brother noticed within the fitness and health industry while pitching to investors and building a huge company from it. He touches upon the needs and trends of the industry and its consumers and how the outdoor space interests Fitt Insider as the industry is growing and evolving at a rapid pace. Anthony also drops some information about an investment fund that Fitt is launching very soon. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
37:14
April 28, 2022
Fan Controlled Football - Pro sports where fans take control
Fan Controlled Football - Pro sports where fans take control
Interviewing Sohrob Farudi, CEO & Co-Founder, @FanControlledFootball. Fan Controlled Football is a professional indoor football league that was created in 2017 as the first sports league that is controlled by fans. It is a pro football re-imagined for the modern digital world where real games are played in a single, high tech studio arena and the fans call the plays, set key rules and draft players. It’s also streamed live on Twitch. Find out more at https://www.fcf.io/ . In this conversation, Sohrob talks about building the most engaging fan engagement platform and how the aim was to engage mainly the digital fan, creating an extensive, global fanbase. He also spoke about the expansion plans through a licensing and franchisee model and adapting to the constant changes in the industry. Check the app out at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fanchise.fcf&hl=en_IN&gl=US Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
37:57
April 14, 2022
Mint - A platform to monetize & market assets using NFTs / digital tokens
Mint - A platform to monetize & market assets using NFTs / digital tokens
Mint is a platform to monetize & market assets using NFTs / digital tokens. They’re building NFT experiences to be more accessible and inclusive through streamlined commerce solutions that provide a simplified platform to mint, market, monetize, and manage digital assets that connect with an engaged community of fans. Find out more at https://www.mint.store/ In this conversation, Matt talks about ‘The Mint Magic’ that he says happens on the backend, almost like reversing the NFT process. He also further dissects the different tiers in the NFT ecosystem and what it means for various stakeholders and how they can engage with audiences, buyers etc. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
41:07
March 31, 2022
Startupbootcamp Sports & Event Tech Melbourne - World's largest industry-focused accelerator program
Startupbootcamp Sports & Event Tech Melbourne - World's largest industry-focused accelerator program
Interviewing Oliver Howard from Startupbootcamp Sport and Event Tech Melbourne. Startupbootcamp is the world's largest industry-focused accelerator program with a global family of 21 industry-focused programs including IoT & Data Tech, Health, FinTech, Food, Smart City & Living, Transportation, and Energy. They launched its first accelerator program in Melbourne, Australia in August 2017. Find out more at https://www.startupbootcamp.com.au/. In this conversation, Oliver talks about Melbourne being the sports capital of the world, startup’s surviving the last two difficult years and their latest cohort, now open for applications. More details at https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/sport-eventtech-melbourne/ Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
38:10
March 17, 2022
Techstars - Indianapolis based SportsTech accelerator focused on the future of sport
Techstars - Indianapolis based SportsTech accelerator focused on the future of sport
Interviewing Jordan Fliegel from Techstars Sports, a leading sports accelerator in the US designed for SportsTech companies focused on the future of sport, ranging from new technologies to new business models. Techstars Sports Accelerator powered by Indy is backed by the Pacers Sports & Entertainment, NCAA, Indiana Sports Corp, the Next Level Fund, and supporting partners Indianapolis Colts and Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Indy Car. Techstars Sports is a mentorship-driven accelerator with 150+ mentors who are experienced SportsTech founders, VCs, angel investors, C-level execs at major sports leagues and corporations and strategic celebrity athletes.  Find out more at https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/indy-sports.  Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
40:31
March 05, 2022
APEX Capital - Investor Network Connecting Professional Athletes with Exclusive Opportunities
APEX Capital - Investor Network Connecting Professional Athletes with Exclusive Opportunities
Interviewing Luis Vicente, Chairman, and Antonio Cacorino, Co-Founder & CEO at APEX Capital, — a SportsTech Investment Network allowing athletes to invest in what they understand and can eventually engage with. Counting two current Formula E drivers as Founding Partners - Antonio Felix Da Costa and Mitch Evans, APEX Capital is focused primarily on Seed, Late Seed and Series A Companies. Traditionally speaking, there is a big gap between high performance athletes and the private investment world. APEX aims at reducing the distance between the two, acting as an extension of both the athletes and the businesses. Over the episode we learn more about APEX Capital from Luis and Antonio, their investments and most importantly, plans for 2022. Check them out at www.apex-cp.com.  Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem. #SportsTech #Sports #Tech #Investors #Startups #SportsBiz
33:58
December 30, 2021
Sharp Alpha Advisors - Venture Capital Firm Specializing in Sports Betting and Online Gaming
Sharp Alpha Advisors - Venture Capital Firm Specializing in Sports Betting and Online Gaming
Interviewing Lloyd Danzig, Founder and Managing Partner at Sharp Alpha Advisors, the venture capital firm specializing in sports betting and online gaming, mostly focusing on deploying capital out of their venture fund in pre-seed and seed companies that are pursuing what they consider to be the future. Adding to the lengthy list, the company consults for professional sports teams and leagues on their innovation strategies as related to sports betting and interactive gaming, offers mergers and acquisition advice, and is backed by some of the world’s biggest Series B and C firms and hedge funds. Tune in to learn more about Lloyd, his passion and knowledge about the industry and the exciting work they’re doing at Sharp Alpha Advisors.Check them out at www.sharpalphaadvisors.com Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.  #sportstech #sports #tech #venture #vc #startups #competitiveentertainment #betting #onlinegaming 
48:27
November 18, 2021
SportsTech Belgium - Fostering Belgian Sports Technology innovation & Starts-ups
SportsTech Belgium - Fostering Belgian Sports Technology innovation & Starts-ups
Interviewing Gérôme Vanherf, Co-Founder of SportsTech Belgium whose main objective is to develop the SportsTech ecosystem in Belgium with new initiatives and new startups, and to build long term cross-fertilization strategies between Belgian sports and technology stakeholders, both locally and internationally. Having just recently launched at their Summit in Tubize, Belgium—our very own Rohn Malhotra was lucky enough to be there for it—and with their Accelerator Program well into the application phase, SportsTech Belgium has much much to offer—Investing, Connecting, Venturing, and Hosting forming their ‘4 Pillars’. Tune in to learn more about Gérôme, his love and passion for MusicTech and Entertainment and Sports and where all these intersect, as well as some of their exciting future plans. Check them out at www.sportstechbelgium.be.  Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.  If you haven’t had the chance to check out our Global SportsTech VC Report yet, it just dropped yesterday! Free download available here: https://sportstechx.com/gstvcr/ #sportstech #sports #tech #investors #startups #musictech #entertainment #esports 
29:59
October 28, 2021
Impulse Network - Bridging the Gap between Academia and the Sports Industry
Impulse Network - Bridging the Gap between Academia and the Sports Industry
Interviewing Benedikt Jonas Dunse on today’s episode of the SportsTech All Stars Podcast, CEO of the St. Gallen-based Impulse Network, the student-driven not-for-profit movement, founded in 2017 to create impulses for change in the sports industry. Specifically, the Impulse Network set out with the mission to bridge the gap between academia and the sports industry. Having gained a lot of traction in the last years, the network now hosts two main events annually: the Impulse Summit and the Startup Selection. With the intention of giving young professionals and companies access to the sports industry, selected startups will hold a pitch in front of an audience and a jury of investors—this process comprises the Startup Selection. The winner is then selected to participate in the physical event a week later, the Impulse Summit—a space for inter-generational discussion between students and leaders within the sports industry. We are happy to announce that we as SportsTechX will again be joining forces with the Impulse Network this year to moderate and host the Startup Selection! This will be held next week, October 14th, on the topic of Sleep, Nutrition and recovery, and NFTs; the best news is that there is still time to sign up for the event! It is online and it is free: https://www.airmeet.com/e/390ea370-278f-11ec-ae56-1950d9a071b3 Tune in to learn more about Benedikt, the Impulse Network, and the exciting projects in the pipeline! Check them out at www.impulse.network Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.  #SportsTech #Sports #Tech #Investors #Startups #Academia 
26:01
October 07, 2021
Indigo Capital Partners - Private Equity and Venture Type Investments across the Globe
Indigo Capital Partners - Private Equity and Venture Type Investments across the Globe
Interviewing Petr Zhukov, for the second time, from Indigo Capital Partners—the European SportsTech Fund focused primarily on Seed, Late Seed and Series A Companies. Familiar with Petr and this global VC fund, we dive deeper into the effects of the last year. Having all faced the challenging realities of the Corona pandemic and the resulting industry shifts, we address the ways in which technology has indeed become the way forward for clubs, brands, and athletes to develop, to better monetize, and to ultimately optimize performance. How does the road ahead look and what is in it for a private equity and venture type investment firm like Indigo Capital Partners? Learn even more about Petr and Indigo Capital, their investments and all the developments in the SportsTech megatrends since the last time we spoke! Check them out at www.indigocapital.ru/en. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.  #SportsTech #Sports #Tech #Investors #Startups #SportsBiz #Megatrends
43:41
September 23, 2021
Lake Nona Fund - Investing in the Future of Sports and Health
Lake Nona Fund - Investing in the Future of Sports and Health
Interviewing Thomas H. Rudy, Principal of the Lake Nona Sports and Health Tech Fund, a fresh investment fund based in the Lake Nona Region within Orlando, Florida. With eyes set on investing in early-stage, innovative startups shaping the future of sports and health, and as a partnership between the two giants: leAD Sports and Health Tech Partners and Tavistock Group, the Fund’s mission is to support tomorrow’s innovators by turning visions into realities. Lake Nona as a location itself—a modern community focused on health and wellness—offers unparalleled access to state-of-the-art facilities ranging from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute to the Lake Nona Performance Club, a major gym and health facility second to none in the United States, as well as several hospitals and medical schools. Considering additionally the arrival of 5G Technology to the region before anywhere else in the country, it goes without saying that the conditions truly are favorable for these future players; the Lake Nona fund offers startups in the seed phase an impressive array of tools, support, and access to flourish into being. Tune in to learn more about Thomas, the Principal behind the Fund, the nature and size of their investments, their venture partners and prominent athlete investors, as well as some sound advice we can all take on board.  Check them out at www.lakenonafund.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.  #sportstech #sports #tech #fund #startups #investment #innovation 
31:42
September 09, 2021
ARION - Discover your Running Identity and Ultimately Optimize Performance
ARION - Discover your Running Identity and Ultimately Optimize Performance
Interviewing Elliott Rayner, CMO of ARION, the company dedicated to truly understanding movement and in so doing, helping athletes and running enthusiasts alike to discover their own unique running identity, refine their technique and ultimately reduce the risk of injury. With ARION Coach, the ultra-thin smart running insoles with pressure-sensitive sensors and a personal coaching AI program, users become aware and conscious about every detail of their movement. From a range of data collected of metrics ranging from cadence, footstrike, contact time and much more, ARION allows for a deep understanding of technique, how to optimize it and ultimately, optimize running performance. Tune in to the podcast to hear more about the ways in which ARION is making waves with individuals through ARION Coach and additionally, branching into the retail environment with ARION Hub and ARION Studio, enabling consumers to find that ideal running shoe as they team up with top running brands to produce better, safer shoes. Learn more about ARION and the technology they’ve built to create a better understanding of every runner’s unique technique. Check them out at www.arion.run. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.  Check us out on our YouTube channel at Hello SportsTech next month; we’ll be testing ARION Coach ourselves and providing you with all the details of that experience ;) #sportstech #sports #tech #running #movement #AI #sensors #insoles #coach
25:41
August 19, 2021
JSW Sports - Maximising the potential of Indian Athletes through fostering a Culture of Sports in India
JSW Sports - Maximising the potential of Indian Athletes through fostering a Culture of Sports in India
Interviewing Mustafa Ghouse, CEO of JSW Sports, the sports vertical of the JSW group—the Indian multinational conglomerate company, based in Mumbai. Appointed as CEO in 2012, and with the inception of JSW Sports aimed initially at supporting Indian Olympic athletes through the creation of a funding program for the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, and an additional youth development program targeting Indian athletes in the crucial years between the ages of 12 - 18, providing them with the right exposure, training and advice, Mustafa and the team have been working, and successfully so, towards maximizing the sporting potential of Indian athletes. Since then JSW Sports has added teams in the Indian Premier League, Pro-Kabaddi League and Indian Super League to its portfolio. As a former professional tennis player and with his experience in sports management and a deep passion for the sports world, Mustafa has identified the need to push and encourage a culture of sports in India, introducing a more structured approach to sporting events, increasing access to both athletes and spectators, creating a clear vision for the trajectory of athletes and teams, and establishing ties between the sport and corporate worlds. Recently moving into the SportsTech scene, JSW Sports has also launched its accelerator program, aimed at supporting a variety of startups existing within the intersection of the sports and tech spheres. Tune in to learn more about the man behind the company and the many branches they’ve established at JSW Sports. Check them out at www.jsw.in/sports. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem. #sportstech #sports #tech #athletedevelopment #youthdevelopment #sportculture #suppport
40:42
August 05, 2021
JOGO - Revolutionising the world of football with top technology aimed at the development of the future faces of football
JOGO - Revolutionising the world of football with top technology aimed at the development of the future faces of football
Interviewing David Dwinger, founder of the revolutionary player development football platform, JOGO! Using groundbreaking data technology including artificial intelligence (AI), machine vision (MV), and insole sensor tech, the company provides insights into the future faces of football. Having identified the need for objective and relative data with regards to youth development, as opposed to mere opinion, David and the team set out to offer just that. JOGO’s technology allows for the measurement of everything related to acceleration, deceleration, ball touches, shot power, leg distribution, flight time, time on the ball, type of ball touches, and much much more, providing very customized feedback to players and coaches with regards to individual players and the whole team. Tune in to learn more about the man behind the company and the technology they’ve built to create and predict tomorrow’s football legends. Check them out at www.jogo.ai. Additionally, you can catch more info and insights into JOGO in our August Newsletter—stay tuned! Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
22:46
July 15, 2021
Retrofootball - Online platform dedicated to the revival of sports legends through sportswear
Retrofootball - Online platform dedicated to the revival of sports legends through sportswear
Interviewing Jaime Reneses, founder of Retrofootball, a European online platform dedicated to the revival of sports legends through vintage sportswear—specifically, jerseys. Upon identifying the appreciation and passion that football fans feel when it comes to the legends and the ecosystem they exist within, he realized the huge market potential existing in the football fanbase. Simply put: fans want to have their team jerseys but often times these are unavailable on the market. This is where Retrofootball comes in, offering fans this tangible connection to the teams and the legends they identify with. Tune in to hear more about Jaime and Retrofootball and the upcoming plans—a move into the NFT realm! Check them out at www.retrofootball.eu. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
24:25
July 01, 2021
ThriveFantasy - Daily Fantasy Sports and Esports Platform for Player Prop Bets
ThriveFantasy - Daily Fantasy Sports and Esports Platform for Player Prop Bets
Interviewing Adam Weinstein, Founder and CEO of ThriveFantasy, a New York based Daily Fantasy Sports product meant for the everyday fan. ThriveFantasy streamlines the drafting process by creating a simplified format using Over/Unders on a certain athlete’s stat for a game. Through focusing solely on top-tier athletes from each sport, they’ve managed to open the playing field to even casual sports fans, enabling them to be competitive on the platform as well. Find out more at thrivefantasy.com. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
20:09
June 18, 2021
Track160 - AI-automated tracking and analytics in one SaaS platform - for any team, at any level
Track160 - AI-automated tracking and analytics in one SaaS platform - for any team, at any level
Interviewing Eyal Ben-Ari, CEO of Track 160, a Tel Aviv based company providing the most advanced player tracking system in the world, powered by deep learning technology. All this using just one single camera set up on a football field. Track160 does this right from the elite teams, to sub-elite and even right down to the grassroots, making this level of analytics accessible to any team at any level. Find out more at http://bit.ly/Track_160. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
29:18
June 03, 2021
Phenix - The go-to provider for real-time video streaming
Phenix - The go-to provider for real-time video streaming
Interviewing Jed Corenthal from Phenix Real Time Solutions, the go-to provider for real-time video streaming solutions and the only company that can stream synchronous real-time video to broadcast sized audiences. Phenix offers an end-to-end solution that delivers video with less than ½ second of latency, enabling them to acquire, engage and retain viewers in areas such as sports, esports, microwagering, and entertainment. Find out more at https://phenixrts.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about startups and innovation in sports
24:36
May 20, 2021
Tonsser - Empowering the next generation of footballers
Tonsser - Empowering the next generation of footballers
Interviewing Peter Holm from Tonsser, an app that empowers the next generation of footballers. We spoke about their latest project, Tonsser United, a game changing 21st century club that offers unsigned youth players life-changing opportunities and an alternative path to unlock their potential. Also joining for the podcast is Alejandro Bedoya, professional soccer player for Philadelphia Union in the MLS and investor in Tonsser. Find out more at https://tonsser.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about startups and innovation in sports.
51:47
May 16, 2021
Obsesh - Connecting fans to top athletes in real-time
Obsesh - Connecting fans to top athletes in real-time
Interviewing Tracy Benson from Obsesh, a company that connects pro athletes with their fans and with all those who love the sport they practice in real-time. By using technology to humanize sports with an all-in-one platform, Obsesh aims to create equitable opportunity for the world’s niche athletes. Obsesh is on a mission to level the playing field with the convenience of a tech platform and sports marketplace to productize their talent in a way consumers can buy it. Find out more at https://www.obsesh.com/ and read more about the company in our North American SportsTech Report 2021 here: https://sportstechx.com/nastr. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
31:04
May 06, 2021
SportsTrace - AI video automation for athletes and coaches
SportsTrace - AI video automation for athletes and coaches
Interviewing Max Montrey from SportsTrace, a company with the mission to empower every athlete and coach, regardless of budget, to reach their full potential. Through training or match videos, athletes can use their smartphone to get advice on how to use their body best and how to optimize their movements to improve quickly. SportsTrace uses AI-powered technology to provide personalized insights and actionable recommendations to help you get better, faster. Find out more at https://www.sportstrace.com/ and read more about the company in our North American SportsTech Report 2021 here: https://sportstechx.com/nastr. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
20:09
April 29, 2021
Sport Heroes - Creating and engaging with digital sports communities
Sport Heroes - Creating and engaging with digital sports communities
Interviewing Paul-Emile Saab from Sport Heroes, a company with a mission to motivate everyone to be active every day and to feel good physically and mentally. To achieve this objective, Sport Heroes creates sports-based community engagement software to enable organizations to engage their customers, employees or fans, leveraging wellness and connected sports experiences. Whether it's organizing a virtual race, rewarding fans who push their limits or launching charity challenges with employees, Sport Heroes offers a wide range of community solutions. Find out more at sportheroes.com and in our European SportsTech Report 2021 at sportstechx.com/estr. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
36:53
April 22, 2021
HUMANOX - Smart shin guards for real-time football data
HUMANOX - Smart shin guards for real-time football data
Interviewing Ivan Contreras from HUMANOX, a company with a mission to make data collection on footballers accessible for teams of any level and not just for professionals. Using their smart shin guards, data is transmitted in real-time and available on your mobile, tablet or computer. This way, players, coaches and clubs can access the statistics and graphs of a specific match, or of a whole series of matches played, no matter the level. Find out more at https://www.humanox.com and in our European and North American SportsTech Reports here: sportstechx.com/reports as well as our review of the innovative shin guards on Hello SportsTech here: youtube.com/hellosportstech. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
24:07
April 15, 2021
Move Well - Accelerator for innovators in sports, movement and physiotherapy
Move Well - Accelerator for innovators in sports, movement and physiotherapy
Interviewing Alicia Verspecht from Decathlon and Marius Declerck from eHealth Valley who are both part of the team behind Move Well, a new initiative and European accelerator for early-stage startups with ideas in sport, health and well-being. Created by a large network of partners, including healthcare incumbents (PartenaMut, Partena Ziekenfonds and Goed), retail institutions (Decathlon) and top-tier universities and physiotherapy centers, Move Well aims to select and help startups by providing innovators and founders with the specific help they need to grow their project. Applications close on April 23, 2021. Find out more at https://www.move-well.eu/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
30:09
April 09, 2021
Sportswik - Social media platforms for sports
Sportswik - Social media platforms for sports
Interviewing Martin Wiklund from Sportswik, a company that aims to increase media coverage, fan engagement and sponsorship opportunities for semi-pro and minor sports organizations and federations by creating unique social media platforms specifically for them. Sportswik enables organizations to take control of their content and user data, boost coverage and engagement and create new revenue streams using their user-friendly technology and by doing so, the company hopes to achieve its mission in democratizing sports coverage as a whole. Find out more at https://www.sportswik.com/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
32:53
March 25, 2021
Liquiditeam - Blockchain-powered fan engagement and crowdfunding solutions
Liquiditeam - Blockchain-powered fan engagement and crowdfunding solutions
Interviewing Thomas Euler from Liquiditeam, a company that seeks to modernize the interaction between fans and the clubs and athletes they are passionate about. Powered by blockchain technology, Liquiditeam’s digital toolkit powers fan-centric strategies in professional sports by offering customized fan engagement and community-based financing solutions. Using their white label fan applications, featuring tokenomics and gamification, Liquiditeam enables better fan interactions, new forms of digital participation and incentivizes valuable contributions to clubs. Find out more at https://www.liquidi.team/ and read Thomas’s article about tokenization here: https://medium.com/liquiditeam/the-tokenization-playbook-for-the-sports-industry-guide-blockchain-busines-87da13d33dfe. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
29:02
March 11, 2021
LIMBIC Active - Gamified, mixed reality sports platform
LIMBIC Active - Gamified, mixed reality sports platform
Interviewing Markos Kern from Fun With Balls, the creators of LIMBIC Active a home fitness and gaming console that keeps you active while you're focusing on fun. The interactive smart training system uses high-precision motion tracking technology and real-time ball detection to allow any wall with a projector to feature a large variety of ball games, fitness classes, and lots of entertainment games to develop physical and cognitive skills. Find out more at https://limbicactive.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
30:24
March 04, 2021
Continental SportsTech Accelerator - Program for startups in the CIS and Baltic regions
Continental SportsTech Accelerator - Program for startups in the CIS and Baltic regions
Interviewing Dmitry Maslennikov from Disruptive Partners, one of the organizers of the Continental Sportstech Accelerator, the first SportsTech accelerator for startups from the CIS and Baltic countries. The accelerator will offer startups individual road maps, exposure to major international funds and a chance to pitch at a global Demo Day. The Continental SportsTech Accelerator has the goal of integrating the best local products into continental sports organizations and introducing them to global markets. Find out more at https://sportech.vc/en. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
21:46
February 25, 2021
Fantastec - Helping fans discover and save digital collectibles on SWAP
Fantastec - Helping fans discover and save digital collectibles on SWAP
Interviewing Steve Madincea from Fantastec, a company that is utilizing new and emerging technologies such as OTT VOD, VR/AR, wearable tech, AI, and the Blockchain, with a mission to enable globally distanced fans to engage more deeply with the sports, teams and athletes they love. With Fantastec SWAP, fans can collect and discover official football collectibles authenticated on the Blockchain, acquire rare collectibles in packs, and create their own global network of friends to swap with complete trust. Find out more at https://fantastec.io/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
36:28
February 18, 2021
Horizm - AI solution for digital revenue in sport
Horizm - AI solution for digital revenue in sport
Interviewing Pedro Mestriner from Horizm, a company that provides an AI-powered digital asset platform for the global sports and entertainment industries. Horizm’s mission is to revolutionize the way clubs operate in the digital era, and support them in taking full advantage of the existing opportunities. Founded in 2019, Horizm saw an opportunity to build a digitally native solution focused on campaigns and activations; a tool powered by artificial intelligence that provides real time tracking and evaluation of the sport’s digital audience ecosystem, creating new revenue streams for rights holders and brands. Find out more at https://horizm.com/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
20:52
February 11, 2021
Mindspring Capital - Empowering B2B SportsTech startups
Mindspring Capital - Empowering B2B SportsTech startups
Interviewing Craig Thompson from Mindspring Capital, an early-stage SportsTech investment company made up of sport and technology experts that partner with companies to help them reach the next level. Mindspring Capital’s focus is on B2B companies that have proven their concept and are ready to scale and the team works as both consultants and investors. Mindspring Capital’s core services include; business development, access to new markets around the globe, sports industry strategy, and providing growth capital. Find out more at www.mindspring.capital/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
30:53
February 04, 2021
VCF Innovation Hub - Valencia CF's project focused on Sports and Technology
VCF Innovation Hub - Valencia CF's project focused on Sports and Technology
Interviewing Franco Segarra from the VCF Innovation Hub, Valencia C.F.'s innovation project in partnership with Startup Valencia, which has set out to support startups and act as a catalyst for their initiatives in the technological and digital field. The project is focused on four verticals grouped into two blocks: Medicine and Academy (Sports); Smart Stadium and Fan Engagement (Technology). With Valencia as the focal point, the project also pursues three objectives: Supporting young local talent, committing to local companies and leading the club to the forefront of technology. Find out more at https://www.valenciacf.com/en. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
25:12
January 28, 2021
Pixellot - AI-Automated Sports Production
Pixellot - AI-Automated Sports Production
Interviewing Mylan Tanzer from Pixellot, an innovative company that developed an AI-based solution that allows sports organizations to film, produce, broadcast, and monetize their content without any staff needed. 100% automatically. Pixellot’s end-to-end technology streamlines the production using an unmanned multi-camera device that covers the entire field and simulates a camera operator that follows the action automatically. Pixellot has set out to democratize sports media by offering an affordable alternative to the traditional outside broadcast video capture and production system. Find out more at https://www.pixellot.tv/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
26:53
January 14, 2021
Spiideo - Sports video solutions for recording, analysis and streaming
Spiideo - Sports video solutions for recording, analysis and streaming
Interviewing Patrik Olsson from Spiideo, a video recording, analysis and streaming platform that works with customers from sports organizations around the world providing innovative video solutions with two products, Spiideo Perform and Spiideo Play. The AI-powered intelligent camera systems and cloud-based platform allow teams, coaches, players, and analysts to access and share video from anywhere and is currently being used by clubs, leagues and federations all around the world. Find out more at https://www.spiideo.com/ Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
28:22
December 10, 2020
Sport Technology Systems - Shaping the digital future of football
Sport Technology Systems - Shaping the digital future of football
Interviewing Lennardt Hachmeister from Sport Technology Systems, a company that envisions digital-football as the future of the sport by utilizing balls as tools to provide data for training and improvement. The newly developed smart ball and its app come with lots of challenges, games, and world-class training and measures several movements using a sensor in the ball to provide detailed data. The goal behind Sport Technology Systems is to democratize football and build a bridge between the analog and digital worlds. Find out more at www.sporttechnology.systems and connect with Lennardt on LinkedIn here: https://de.linkedin.com/in/lennardt-hachmeister. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
30:42
November 26, 2020
The Coaches’ Voice - The inside view of football
The Coaches’ Voice - The inside view of football
Interviewing David Sciama from The Coaches’ Voice, an online platform where the world’s best football coaches and managers discuss their coaching philosophies and share experiences from their journeys in the game so far. The Coaches’ Voice features a mixture of first-person written pieces and videos, designed to provide an audience that is passionate about the game with the kind of insight that they rarely get from traditional press conferences and interviews. Find out more at https://www.coachesvoice.com/ Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
23:39
November 12, 2020
Real Madrid Next - Innovation initiative for future of the club
Real Madrid Next - Innovation initiative for future of the club
Interviewing Julien Piwowar from Real Madrid Next, the innovation initiative from Real Madrid under which the club’s innovation projects are set to be developed with the collaboration of startups and companies that seek to improve the performance, benefits, and sporting and economic strength of Real Madrid. The initiative is focused on working with partners in six areas of SportsTech including e-health, performance, fan engagement, audiovisual content generation, cybersecurity, and technological and social infrastructures. Find out more at https://www.realmadrid.com. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
19:39
October 29, 2020
Techstars Sports Accelerator - Indianapolis-based SportsTech program
Techstars Sports Accelerator - Indianapolis-based SportsTech program
Interviewing Jordan Fliegel from the Techstars Sports Accelerator, a leading sports accelerator in the US designed for SportsTech companies focused on the future of sport, ranging from new technologies to new business models. Techstars Sports Accelerator powered by Indy is backed by the Pacers Sports & Entertainment, NCAA, Indiana Sports Corp, the Next Level Fund, and supporting partners Indianapolis Colts and Indianapolis Motor Speedway & Indy Car. Techstars Sports is a mentorship-driven accelerator with 150+ mentors who are experienced SportsTech founders, VCs, angel investors, C-level execs at major sports leagues and corporations and strategic celebrity athletes. Find out more at https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/indy-sports. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
24:56
October 01, 2020
Deltatre - Bringing sports experiences to life through innovation
Deltatre - Bringing sports experiences to life through innovation
Interviewing Pietro Marini, Group Head of Innovation at Deltatre, a global leader in sports media and technology providing a comprehensive range of digital and broadcast solutions for the world's largest sports events, federations, media partners and brands. Marking one year on, the Deltatre Innovation Lab is a creativity hub where many of the ideas that shape the way the world watches sports, film, and TV are born, tested, and created. Find out more at https://www.deltatre.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
25:59
September 17, 2020
KNVB - Innovation at the core of Dutch football
KNVB - Innovation at the core of Dutch football
Interviewing Giel Kirkels, Head of Knowledge Development and Innovation at the KNVB, the governing body of football in the Netherlands. From amateur to professional football clubs and teams, the KNVB wants to ensure the quality of football for all and stimulate the growth of football at all levels. With # 11, the innovation hub of the KNVB, the KNVB believes that by facilitating a centrally located network, with perfect facilities and a top environment, the future of Dutch football can be designed faster, more effectively and more successfully. The KNVB has most recently come together with other leading European football organizations to form the ‘Football Innovation Platform,’ which is focused on finding solutions and best practices for the benefit of everyone involved in football. The first initiative from the platform, called Reimagine Football, will source innovations globally that can contribute to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on football. Find out more at www.knvb.nl/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
34:15
July 16, 2020
Esports One - Data & analytics enhancing the esports experience
Esports One - Data & analytics enhancing the esports experience
Interviewing Matthew Gunnin, Founder and CEO at Esports One. Esports One is utilizing data and analytics to enhance the esports viewing experience for fans around the world. Esports One can improve esports broadcast in ways that simply don’t exist yet through their revolutionary computer vision technology and massive databases of historical esports data. Esports One is bringing the viewing experience and depth of real-time information of traditional sports to esports. Find out more at esportsone.com/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
32:49
July 02, 2020
World Football Summit - Platform for the global football industry
World Football Summit - Platform for the global football industry
Interviewing Jan Alessie, Director at World Football Summit (WFS), a leading international event organizer with a focus on the football industry. WFS has evolved from an annual gathering held in Madrid, focused on the European market, to a growing series of global events that cover the challenges and opportunities of the different regions and sectors of the industry. WFS provides a platform and a voice for all stakeholders involved, allowing them to meet, discuss, promote and generate business opportunities amongst each other. Find out more at worldfootballsummit.com/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
31:44
June 18, 2020
KINEXON - Providing real-time performance data to teams & fans
KINEXON - Providing real-time performance data to teams & fans
Interviewing Maximilian Schmidt, Co-Founder and Managing Director at KINEXON, a sports performance monitoring and analysis provider that covers the complete range of performance data in team sports. With KINEXON, users receive data from athletes, match balls and entire teams in real-time, centimeter-precise and processed with artificial intelligence to valuable metrics and insights. Clubs, leagues, sponsors, media and fans get immediate access to previously inaccessible information. In addition, KINEXON developed SafeZone, the most efficient and first industry-proven digital solution for distance warning and exposure management to protect against COVID-19. Find out more at https://kinexon.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem
41:54
June 11, 2020
GSIC powered by Microsoft - Connecting the sports industry to innovation
GSIC powered by Microsoft - Connecting the sports industry to innovation
Interviewing Sebastián Lancestremère, President of the Global Sports Innovation Center (GSIC) and Managing Director of Sports Business at Microsoft. GSIC has a primary goal of improving the value chain of the sports industry by leveraging the most advanced technologies, enabling business connections among startups, sports organizations, educational institutions and enterprise organizations. With 300 members located in over 40 countries all around the world, the GSIC has become a worldwide reference for the sports industry. Find out more at https://sport-gsic.com/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
28:57
May 28, 2020
OZ Sports - One-stop tech solution for live sports
OZ Sports - One-stop tech solution for live sports
Interviewing Gudjon Gudjonsson from OZ Sports, a one-stop solution that is providing sports leagues and federations with services to elevate the quality of their tournaments. From live-streaming platforms to the production of matches with integrated VAR, player tracking and more. OZ Sports has a mission to democratise sports, offering every league - no matter where in the world - access to the same quality technologies to make the game better. Find out more at web.oz.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
30:56
May 14, 2020
Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator - Welcoming inaugural class
Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator - Welcoming inaugural class
Interviewing Sam Robertson from Victoria University, partner of the Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator. Welcoming its inaugural class in 2020, the Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator focuses on early-stage sports technology companies that aim to disrupt and drive innovation in high-performance sport, grassroots participation, as well as event and media technology. Find out more at https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/sportstech-melbourne. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
19:15
May 07, 2020
Global Sports Venture Studio - Collaborative sports innovation initiative
Global Sports Venture Studio - Collaborative sports innovation initiative
Interviewing Fielding Jamieson from the Global Sports Venture Studio (GSVS), an initiative that brings together the world's leading sports organizations to collaborate and engage with startups and the sports innovation ecosystem and bring the future of the fan and athlete experience to life. Find out more at https://www.globalsportsventurestudio.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
37:50
April 30, 2020
SeventySix Capital - Investing in game-changing startups
SeventySix Capital - Investing in game-changing startups
Interviewing Wayne Kimmel from SeventySix Capital, a venture capital firm focused on the dynamic and evolving markets of sports digitalization, esports, sports betting & the overall sports-consumer experience. SeventySix Capital invests in passionate, smart and nice entrepreneurs who are launching game-changing SportsTech startups. Find out more at https://www.seventysixcapital.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
34:34
April 23, 2020
Beyond the Game Network - Athletes & business executives partnering with startups
Beyond the Game Network - Athletes & business executives partnering with startups
Interviewing Andre Fluellen from Beyond the Game Network, a community of current and former professional athletes who are uniquely positioned to help startups. At Beyond the Game Network, athletes bring their fame, expertise, and relationships to help power growth and invest in startups across sports, media, and consumer products and technology. Find out more at https://thebtgnetwork.com/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
33:15
April 16, 2020
Creative Bot - 1-to-1 sports fan engagement solution
Creative Bot - 1-to-1 sports fan engagement solution
Interviewing Benjamin Benichou from Creative Bot, an innovative company that provides plug-and-play solutions to enable 1-to-1 conversations between sports organizations and their fans on any digital platform. Creative Bot empowers sports teams to build meaningful relationships with their fans at scale. Find out more at https://www.creativebot.ai/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
30:08
April 09, 2020
Sponsoo - Online marketplace for sports sponsorship
Sponsoo - Online marketplace for sports sponsorship
Interviewing Andreas Kitzing from Sponsoo, an innovative online marketplace that connects athletes and sports teams with corporate sponsors. With thousands of athletes and clubs of more than 300 different sports, Sponsoo allows potential sponsors to search through the online portfolio and identify ideal sponsorship targets. Find out more at www.sponsoo.com and read Andreas’s blog post discussed in the episode at www.andreas-kitzing.com/entrepreneurship/corona-virus-strategy. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
37:27
April 02, 2020
adidas Corporate Ventures - Investing in innovative sports solutions
adidas Corporate Ventures - Investing in innovative sports solutions
Interviewing Milos Ribic from adidas Corporate Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of adidas which is making strategic investments in innovative companies and technologies being leveraged by the adidas brand. adidas Corporate Ventures is specifically focused on investing in startups with innovative solutions for sustainability, fan engagement and content solutions related to sports. Find out more at https://www.adidas-group.com. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
29:37
March 26, 2020
Indigo Capital Partners - Private equity fund with SportsTech focus
Indigo Capital Partners - Private equity fund with SportsTech focus
Interviewing Petr Zhukov from Indigo SportsTech Fund, a global VC fund focused primarily on Seed and A-round investments in SportsTech. Indigo Capital Partners is a private equity & VC fund that combines global best practice and a world-wide network of contacts with a thorough knowledge of the Russian market. Find out more at www.indigocapital.ru/. Hosted by Rohn Malhotra from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
29:56
March 12, 2020
REELY - Computer vision for sports highlights
REELY - Computer vision for sports highlights
Interviewing Cullen Gallagher and Frank Bryan from REELY, an end-to-end content solution that utilizes computer vision and deep learning to automatically identify, tag, clip and distribute the best sports highlights in real-time. From the little leagues to the major leagues and traditional sports to esports, REELY has your content needs covered. Find out more at http://www.reely.ai/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
27:01
February 27, 2020
Veo - AI-powered solution for filming matches
Veo - AI-powered solution for filming matches
Interviewing Henrik Teisbæk from Veo, a portable AI-powered video solution that lets you record your match without a camera operator. Automatic recording and video-editing enable players to watch and share their sport and Veo’s vision is to democratize the video broadcasting and analytics that are otherwise only available for professional teams. Find out more at https://www.veo.co/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
28:26
February 13, 2020
TeamSnap - Integrated sports team management
TeamSnap - Integrated sports team management
Interviewing Dave DuPont from TeamSnap, a sports team management platform that makes organizing teams, clubs and leagues simple by helping users instantly know important things like where to be, what to bring and who can make the game. The app helps with communication, scheduling, assignments, payment collection, photo sharing, and much more. Find out more at https://www.teamsnap.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
27:49
December 12, 2019
Champions Round - Micro-fantasy sports
Champions Round - Micro-fantasy sports
Interviewing Carter Russ and Chase Payne from Champions Round, a sports entertainment company focused on building engaging fan experiences for the fantasy sports industry. Champions Round offers a shorter commitment strategy fantasy football game that gives everyone more of what they love about fantasy sports. Find out more at https://www.championsround.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
33:55
November 28, 2019
Minute Media - Global sports media, powered by fans
Minute Media - Global sports media, powered by fans
Interviewing Rich Routman from Minute Media, a company that is changing the face of digital sports publishing by pioneering a unique content creation and distribution movement. Through their proprietary cutting-edge technology, Minute Media is empowering the next generation of fans and social influencers to create, distribute and consume more than 1,000 pieces of curated content, through 12 languages,​ every single day. Find out more at https://www.minutemedia.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
31:37
November 14, 2019
Season Share - Split season tickets with ease
Season Share - Split season tickets with ease
Interviewing Aaron Holland from Season Share, the first mobile app that enables fans to buy, group, split and share multi-game ticket packages to live sporting events. Season Share’s goal is to make live events more accessible for people and to help companies and teams drive new millennial sales, improve account retention and build their CRM. Find out more at seasonshare.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
38:26
October 31, 2019
DataPOWA - Measuring sponsorship value
DataPOWA - Measuring sponsorship value
Interviewing Michael Flynn from DataPOWA, a sports and entertainment sponsorship and digital marketing agency. DataPOWA provides brands and rights holders with detailed measurement of actual and potential value of sponsorships alongside digital maximization solutions for marketing programs giving you access and power from your own data and DataPOWA’s Marketing BigData assets. Find out more at http://datapowa.co.uk/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
39:41
October 25, 2019
KB Partners - Investing in passionate SportsTech innovators
KB Partners - Investing in passionate SportsTech innovators
Interviewing Lance Dietz from KB Partners, a Chicago based investment firm focused on early-stage venture capital investments and innovators at the intersection of sports and technology. KB’s principals take an active approach in helping to build dominant new enterprises by working in partnership with talented entrepreneurs and experienced managers. Find out more at www.kbpartners.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
34:11
October 17, 2019
Twenty3 - Taking the complexity out of producing content
Twenty3 - Taking the complexity out of producing content
Interviewing Greg Mitchinson from Twenty3, a sports intelligence business that takes the complexity out of producing content by offering tools and services to help produce better content, faster. Through the Twenty3 Content Toolbox, producing sports content is made simpler, faster and more engaging for fans. Twenty3 also helps publishers run the day to day, with video, design, editorial, social media, and influencer marketing services. Find out more at https://www.twenty3.sport/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
14:43
October 03, 2019
Future of Sport Lab - Collaborative incubator for sport innovation
Future of Sport Lab - Collaborative incubator for sport innovation
Interviewing Cheri Bradish from the Future of Sport Lab (FSL), a collaborative lab and incubator for sport innovation and research. The lab is a vision supported and co-managed by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), one of the world’s premier sport and entertainment companies, and Ryerson University. The objective of the FSL is to be Canada’s global leader in sport innovation, creating a sport ecosystem anchored by innovation and entrepreneurship, that will connect premier Canadian sport properties, industry partners, experts, faculty and students. Find out more at https://www.futuresportlab.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
30:60
September 19, 2019
VNTANA - End to end solution for premium mixed reality
VNTANA - End to end solution for premium mixed reality
Interviewing Ashley Crowder from VNTANA, an end to end solution for premium mixed reality. VNTANA’s patented AR computing platform provides the only interactive holograms with data collection that “wow” consumers while quantifying engagement. VNTANA’s interactive hologram technologies are applicable globally and across multiple industries including sports, advertising, retail, business communications, automotive, education, healthcare and entertainment. Find out more at vntana.com/ Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
17:19
September 05, 2019
BleachrONE - Comprehensive mobile fan engagement platform
BleachrONE - Comprehensive mobile fan engagement platform
Interviewing Kristin Geer from BleachrONE, a comprehensive sports app on the market for teams, leagues, tournaments and colleges. BleacherONE focuses on assisting client partners by addressing four key drivers of the mobile fan lifecycle -- acquisition, engagement, monetization, and retention. Find out more at https://www.bleachr.co/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
22:53
August 22, 2019
SOLO Workout - Making gym equipment smart
SOLO Workout - Making gym equipment smart
Interviewing Dane Dobre from SOLO Workout, a consumer electronics startup a workout tracking system and application that uses sensors to collect and send data to the cloud while users workout. SOLO Workout Tracking System helps users to monitor progress, create training plans, record performances and analyze data. Find out more at https://www.soloworkout.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
11:18
August 01, 2019
Oliver - Smart wearable to collect and improve football statistics
Oliver - Smart wearable to collect and improve football statistics
Interviewing Jose Gonzalez Ruzo from Oliver, a smart wearable and platform that identifies, interprets and predicts how footballers play and perform in the field during a match or training session and deliver those stats real-time into a mobile app in a comprehensive, fun and social way. Oliver’s goal is to provide statistics to help improve performance in three levels: health, athletics and football ability. The unique wearable is geared towards amateur athletes to help them play and compare statistics with friends, coaches, and teams. Find out more at tryoliver.com/ Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
23:51
July 18, 2019
Imaginactive - Exercise experiences with audio drama
Imaginactive - Exercise experiences with audio drama
Interviewing Adele Andersen from Imaginactive, a London-based startup that combines exercise and entertainment by producing an audio fitness adventure app called Apocalypse Survival Training, a comedy adventure series in which every episode is a workout. The app offers a full production audio drama that can be paired with several different workout experiences including running, bodyweight circuit training and yoga or stretching. Find out more at https://www.imaginactive-fitness.com/ Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
26:18
June 27, 2019
Dazzl - Cloud-based live video production suite
Dazzl - Cloud-based live video production suite
Interviewing Ryan Jespersen from Dazzl, a France-based company that offers a mobile app and cloud-based video production suite that is revolutionizing live production and the delivery of mobile content. Dazzl’s goal is to help media companies grow their network with new perspective capturing by offering the tools to produce multi-camera live production from anywhere in the world. Find out more at site.dazzl.tv/Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
21:24
June 20, 2019
Runnin'City - Discover Cities While Running
Runnin'City - Discover Cities While Running
Interviewing Olivier Lebleu from Runnin’City, an innovative app that uses GPS technology to provide users with a guided run that helps users discover hundreds of cities around the world by including city landmarks and points of interest throughout the run. By using a vocal GPS audio-guide, Runnin’City is the go-to app for tourism running. Find out more at https://www.runnincity.world/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
28:45
June 13, 2019
Twiik - Digital coaching made human
Twiik - Digital coaching made human
Interviewing Anders Gran from Twiik, an app that connects professional coaches, trainers, gyms and fitness influencers with clients looking for the perfect workout, plan course or fitness challenge. Find out more at www.twiik.me. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
29:06
May 14, 2019
Blitzpredict - Cutting-edge betting exchange built on blockchain
Blitzpredict - Cutting-edge betting exchange built on blockchain
Interviewing Brett Richey from BlitzPredict, a cutting-edge betting exchange focused on sports, esports and politics. Built on the Ethereum blockchain and powered by Augur and 0x, BlitzPredict harnesses the power of blockchain technology to deliver low fee, high transparency markets with reduced counterparty risk. Find out more at www.blitzpredict.io. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
15:60
April 29, 2019
Shehacks adidas - A unique opportunity for women in tech
Shehacks adidas - A unique opportunity for women in tech
Interviewing Laura Fernandez Gimenez from AllWomen, an initiative aiming to shape the futures of women in technology. Shehacks adidas is a cooperation between adidas and AllWomen, described as a trip, an event, an occasion to network and learn from other women in tech, have fun and find a job in one of the world's coolest companies. Find out more at www.allwomen.tech. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
15:25
April 15, 2019
Miro - Computer Vision and AI to Empower Events, Brands, & Athletes
Miro - Computer Vision and AI to Empower Events, Brands, & Athletes
Interviewing Taylor Host from Miro, a growing technology startup based in Hong Kong that is focused on uncovering one-of-a-kind insights from endurance sporting event photos/video. Since launching in April 2017, Miro’s proprietary software has indexed & analyzed millions of athletes in motion! Find out more at www.miro.io. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
32:56
April 03, 2019
INFLCR - Personalized content delivery for sports teams and athletes
INFLCR - Personalized content delivery for sports teams and athletes
Interviewing Jim Cavale from Upper Hand, a platform that allows college sports team subscribers to store, track and deliver their internally-curated content to the mobile phones of their athletes, who can access a personalized content gallery through their INFLCR app, and share directly to any of their social platforms, growing their brand and the brand of their university at the same time. Find out more at www.inflcr.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
20:14
March 28, 2019
Sports Analytics Challenge - Combining scientific and sporting excellence
Sports Analytics Challenge - Combining scientific and sporting excellence
Interviewing Mathieu Lacome (Paris Saint-Germain) and Mathieu Rosenbaum (École Polytechnique) from the Sports Analytics Challenge, which has the goal to revolutionise football by using science skills. For the first time, one of the world's greatest sports teams and one of the world's most prestigious universities are joining forces to give the opportunity to enter a competition with unique scientific impact in the field of sports. Find out more at www.agorize.com/en/challenges/xpsg. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
21:17
March 20, 2019
Global Sports Technology Awards - Excellence in Data, Digital and Technology
Global Sports Technology Awards - Excellence in Data, Digital and Technology
Interviewing Thomas Alomes from the Global Sports Technology Awards (GSTA), a network which recognizes and celebrates excellence in data, digital and technology across the Sports, Media, Entertainment, Health and Technology landscape. In 2019 the Awards events will be hosted in Australia, India, Canada and Europe. Find out more at www.gstawards.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
26:17
March 13, 2019
Upper Hand - Sports & Fitness Management Software
Upper Hand - Sports & Fitness Management Software
Interviewing Kevin MacCauley from Upper Hand, a sports & fitness management software that gives customers one platform to manage their entire operation. Upper Hand partners with customers to take sports businesses up and to the right. Find out more at www.getupperhand.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
21:09
March 07, 2019
FCFL - Fan Controlled Football League
FCFL - Fan Controlled Football League
Interviewing Grant Cohen from Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL), a real world sports league where the Fans are in charge. It’s like Madden in real life. All FCFL games will be live-streamed on Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers and eSports. Find out more at www.fcfl.io. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
19:53
February 21, 2019
WSC Sports - Maximize Sports Content With Automagical Video Solutions
WSC Sports - Maximize Sports Content With Automagical Video Solutions
Interviewing Daniel Shichman from WSC Sports, an AI driven platform that analyzes live sports broadcasts, identifies each and every event that occurs in the game, creates customized short-form video content and publishes to any digital destination. Find out more at wsc-sports.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - Data & Insights about SportsTech startups and the surrounding ecosystem.
18:00
February 12, 2019
Qatar SportsTech - Accelerator Program in collaboration with Startupbootcamp
Qatar SportsTech - Accelerator Program in collaboration with Startupbootcamp
Interviewing Koen Bosma from Qatar SportsTech, a leading accelerator program for innovative companies in the sports industry. It is an unparalleled platform for startups to proactively scale up their business and demonstrate their product to leading corporations, leading sporting events and the ever-growing sports community.. Find out more at www.qatarsportstech.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
22:46
January 30, 2019
Blinder - A Call Scheduling and Recording Platform for Communication Managers
Blinder - A Call Scheduling and Recording Platform for Communication Managers
Interviewing Caley Wilson from Blinder, a call scheduling and recording platform for the communications managers of high performance teams. It lets you provide media and fans with unprecedented phone access to your ‘talent’, without compromising anyone’s privacy. Find out more at www.blinderhq.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
25:07
January 22, 2019
Sports Tech Tokyo - Accelerating the Next Generation of Sports Technology
Sports Tech Tokyo - Accelerating the Next Generation of Sports Technology
Interviewing Michael Proman from Sports Tech Tokyo, a program to accelerate the next generation of sports technology by bringing together ideas, passion, and dreams from the innovative hubs of Japan, San Francisco and around the globe. Find out more at www.sportstech.tokyo. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
29:31
January 16, 2019
The Players' Impact - Professional athletes investing in and building businesses together
The Players' Impact - Professional athletes investing in and building businesses together
Interviewing Tracy Deforge from The Players' Impact, a hub for entrepreneurial minded athletes: an extensive cross-sport athlete network, industry experts, early stage business resources, and investment opportunities - everything an athlete entrepreneur and investor needs to thrive. Find out more at www.theplayersimpact.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
17:25
January 08, 2019
Aireal - AR platform that allows digital content & reality to coexist
Aireal - AR platform that allows digital content & reality to coexist
Interviewing Kevin Hart from Aireal, an augmented reality platform that enables people to design, discover and experience (2D, 3D, Video and Interactive) content that is super-imposed over their real world environment and is visible through the use of mobile and wearable technology. Find out more at www.aireal.io. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
13:51
December 18, 2018
Sports Analytics World Series - A Global Sports Technology Conference
Sports Analytics World Series - A Global Sports Technology Conference
Interviewing Marc Roufeil from the Sports Analytics World Series, a Sports Data, Digital and Sports Technology Conferences across Asia, North America and Europe. The 2019 edition is a global series of 7 conferences showcasing cutting-edge ideas and innovations in Sports Analytics and Sports Technologies. Learn from the technical experts, practitioners, hottest startups and corporate innovation in sports, data, IoT and wearables. Find out more at www.analyticsinsport.com, pre-registration is now open for all 2019 events. For startups: the applications for all the Game Changers Startup Competitions in 2019 are open as well: https://www.analyticsinsport.com/game-changers/#apply. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
28:36
December 05, 2018
Sports Technology Awards Group - Championing Technology in Sport
Sports Technology Awards Group - Championing Technology in Sport
Interviewing Rebecca Hopkins from the Sports Technology Awards Group, a unique celebration of technology-led innovation across sport globally. Taking place each May, the Awards attract exceptional brands, guests and presenters. Founded in 2014, the Awards were the world’s first celebration of the influential technology in the sports sector. Find out more at www.sportstechgroup.org. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
22:06
November 13, 2018
Le Tremplin - The world's first Sports Innovation Hub
Le Tremplin - The world's first Sports Innovation Hub
Interviewing Omar El Zayat from Le Tremplin, a sports innovation platform sponsored by Paris&Co, the economic and innovation development agency of the City of Paris. The dynamic hub brings together more than 60 sports-related startups with close to 30 large corporate and institutional partners around mentoring, workshops, conferences and events. Find out more at https://letremplin.parisandco.com/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
28:46
October 08, 2018
LEIF Technologies - The Only Electronic Skateboard that Rides Like a Snowboard
LEIF Technologies - The Only Electronic Skateboard that Rides Like a Snowboard
Interviewing Aaron Aders from Leiftech, a company that brings snowboarding to the streets with the only electronic skateboard that rides like a snowboard. Find out more at www.leiftech.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
35:57
September 26, 2018
Fun With Balls - Merging Sports and Gaming
Fun With Balls - Merging Sports and Gaming
Interviewing Markos Kern from Fun With Balls, a company that is merging sports and gaming to become the market leader for a new industry in addition to revolutionising the sporting and fitness experience. Their first product, interactiveSQUASH has created an immersive system and platform that merges sensors, software and display technologies to create a training and gaming experience like none other. Find out more at www.funwithballs.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
21:59
September 03, 2018
SportsCastr - Be a sports commentator and get rewarded
SportsCastr - Be a sports commentator and get rewarded
Interviewing Nick Schupak from SportsCastr, an ultra-low latency live streaming platform that lets anyone become a sports commentator. SportsCastr also launched FanChain, a cryptocurrency and decentralized sports entertainment ecosystem developed to meet the unique needs of its users and the global sports market. Find out more at www.sportscastr.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
30:07
August 27, 2018
Archery Assistant - 12-year-old builds real-time archery coaching system
Archery Assistant - 12-year-old builds real-time archery coaching system
Interviewing Sriram Bhimaraju, a 12-year-old boy who developed Archery Assistant, an app that improves an archer’s accuracy by correcting form in real-time using a Bluetooth sensor. The low cost assistant includes an interface for the visually impaired. Find out more at www.youngscientistlab.com/entry/1694. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
11:19
August 21, 2018
Supponor - Powerful augmented reality technology for brands
Supponor - Powerful augmented reality technology for brands
Interviewing Jay Gambrell from Supponor, who help sports rights holders, brands and broadcasters to score with powerful augmented reality technology. Find out more at www.supponor.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
28:58
August 17, 2018
SportVEST - A tokenized Sports VC Fund
SportVEST - A tokenized Sports VC Fund
Interviewing Gayatri Sarkar from SportVEST, a blockchain based Venture Capital fund exclusively investing in the future of sports and creating a new asset class. Find out more at www.sportvest.io. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about startups and the SportsTech ecosystem.
29:11
August 08, 2018
Wearable X - Combining design & technology to create a better quality of life
Wearable X - Combining design & technology to create a better quality of life
Interviewing Billie Whitehouse from Wearable X, the future of wellness, who brings together design and technology to create a better quality of life through experience and fashion. Their latest product, Nadi X, is the world's smartest yoga pants. Find out more at www.wearablex.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
12:23
July 23, 2018
Sportco - Blockchain based online sports community
Sportco - Blockchain based online sports community
Interviewing Anuj Sharma from SportCo, a blockchain based online sports community that rewards passionate sports fans for their contributions in online sport communities. SportCo coin aims to be the preferred currency of choice across the global sports world and uses blockchain to decentralise and provide specific tools for analytic overlays, gaming, and online media experience. Find out more at www.sportco.io. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
17:22
July 18, 2018
GridRival - Fantasy Auto Racing Experience
GridRival - Fantasy Auto Racing Experience
Interviewing Ross Fruin from GridRival, the fantasy auto racing experience you've always wanted. It let's you compete with family & friends, build your dream team and earn cash & prizes. Find out more at www.gridrival.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
20:44
July 09, 2018
FitTech Summit - Conference on fitness innovation, health & lifestyle
FitTech Summit - Conference on fitness innovation, health & lifestyle
Interviewing Natalia Karbasova from FitTech Summit, Europes's first conference on fitness innovation, health & lifestyle. The event brings the most promising startups, investors and corporates together to set the agenda for the emerging future industry Find out more at www.fittechsummit.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
11:03
July 04, 2018
Sport50 - The AI based virtual assistant for your sports club
Sport50 - The AI based virtual assistant for your sports club
Interviewing Gilles Mangen from Sport50, the allround solution for sports clubs that manages various tasks with the help of AI and automation. Find out more at www.sport50.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:10
July 03, 2018
Relive - 3D videos of your outdoor adventures
Relive - 3D videos of your outdoor adventures
Interviewing Joris van Kruijssen from Relive, a solution that let's you relive your outdoor adventures by creating 3D videos of your runs, rides, hikes & more. Fly over your route, see where you’ve been, view your highlights and share it with your friends and family. Find out more at www.relive.cc. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
15:05
June 18, 2018
Kojo - Post like a Pro
Kojo - Post like a Pro
Interviewing Mikael Kojo from Kojo, an app made for sports clubs to create & share high quality content 10x faster to social media while offering sponsors a new way to advertise. Kojo gives sportspeople the power to engage with their sponsors & fans. Find out more at www.kojoapp.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
17:28
June 14, 2018
Tenkan-Ten - The Sports & Well-Being Growth Catalyst by ASICS
Tenkan-Ten - The Sports & Well-Being Growth Catalyst by ASICS
Interviewing Emilio Risques from Tenkan-Ten, the Sports & Well-Being Growth Catalyst by ASICS in Barcelona. The 4-month program combines the creative spirit and drive of external innovators with the scale and expertise of ASICS. Find out more at www.tenkan-ten.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
07:33
June 11, 2018
UK Active - ActiveLab Growth Program for Startups
UK Active - ActiveLab Growth Program for Startups
Interviewing Jack Connors from UK Active, an initiative to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. Part of UK Active is ActiveLab, a bespoke 12-week programme of fast-track support to develop, connect and scale the best and brightest physical activity businesses. Find out more at www.ukactive.com and https://www.ukactive.com/activelab/. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
21:14
June 06, 2018
Racefully - Run with friends wherever they are
Racefully - Run with friends wherever they are
Interviewing Josip Balazevic from Racefully, a compelling virtual team-based fitness solution that enables businesses to increase employee engagement and lower health costs. Find out more at www.raceful.ly. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
19:49
May 21, 2018
Sweat & Sound - Secret, immersive fitness events
Sweat & Sound - Secret, immersive fitness events
Interviewing Ariana Alexander-Sefre from Sweat & Sound, creators of secret fitness events which are combining powerful workouts with epic live music. They are transforming the fitness industry through immersive themes; taking users beyond the body and mind alone & constructing experiences that tap into an emotional level. Find out more at www.sweatandsound.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
23:53
May 08, 2018
Footbolé - Home to the best viral football videos on the internet
Footbolé - Home to the best viral football videos on the internet
Interviewing Derek Wanner from Footbolé, the world's most shareable football brand. Their goal is to give the best videos, shows, football products and experiences in the true spirit of ‘for the fans, by the fans’. Find out more at www.footbole.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
24:27
May 04, 2018
Pico - Building Fan Engagement and one-on-one relationships
Pico - Building Fan Engagement and one-on-one relationships
Interviewing Asaf Nevo from Pico, a SaaS platform that helps sports teams build 1-on-1 fan relationships by making it easy to communicate with fans on the social channels they prefer. Find out more at www.picogp.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:48
April 24, 2018
Let's Do This - Discover and manage endurance races
Let's Do This - Discover and manage endurance races
Interviewing Sam Browne from "Let's Do This", a website that helps endurance athletes find their next challenge and race organisers boost their bookings. Find out more at www.letsdothis.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
21:37
April 16, 2018
KICKUP Sports & The ExecutiveTifoso Show
KICKUP Sports & The ExecutiveTifoso Show
Interviewing João Gonçalo Cunha from KICKUP Sports, a Sports innovation platform to support the next generation of sports entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. He is also the host of "The #ExecutiveTifoso Show", the most unconventional Vlog about Sports and Innovation. Find out more at www.kickupsports.eu and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHN17RxLtRvQOYi9r5wI0g. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
16:30
April 10, 2018
REFSIX - The Smartwatch and Mobile App for Football Referees
REFSIX - The Smartwatch and Mobile App for Football Referees
Interviewing Hassan Rajwani from REFSIX, a product that helps referees record match incidents during games and track their physical performance. Find out more at www.refsix.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
19:09
March 26, 2018
Leeds United - Sports Tech Demo Day
Leeds United - Sports Tech Demo Day
Interviewing Daniel Abrahams from currencytransfer.com, the official payment provider of Leeds United Football Club. Daniel is the organizer of the inaugural Sports Tech Demo Day for the club, an event to identify fast growing startup organisations and breakthrough products. Find out more at https://www.currencytransfer.com/lufc/sports-tech-demo-day. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
18:35
March 22, 2018
Vint - Fitness Studio Management Software Made Simple
Vint - Fitness Studio Management Software Made Simple
Interviewing Louise Fritjofsson from Vint, a social booking platform for fitness studios that makes every step of your customer journey count: Vint helps you manage daily tasks while giving customer a social experience. Find out more at www.joinvint.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
17:37
March 20, 2018
Stadiugraph - Improving fan experience by realtime stadium choreography
Stadiugraph - Improving fan experience by realtime stadium choreography
Interviewing Mohsen Saleh from Stadiugraph, a company dedicated to empower the fans and help them express themselves. They have developed a product to connect the fans all over the world and facilitate and strengthen the relationship between the clubs and the supporters via Instant choreography events in stadiums. Find out more at www.stadiugraph.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:19
March 12, 2018
Find a Player - Connecting sports people and games in local areas
Find a Player - Connecting sports people and games in local areas
Interviewing Jim Law from Find a Player, a multi platform app designed to take the pain out of organising and finding players for sports, games & events. Find out more at www.findaplayer.com. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:22
March 05, 2018
iPlay - The personal brand building tool
iPlay - The personal brand building tool
Interviewing Karl Sjöblom from Iplay, a unique digital platform for sports that connects athletes, clubs, coaches, agents and sports fans worldwide. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
12:24
February 27, 2018
WiST - Women in SportsTech
WiST - Women in SportsTech
Interviewing Deborah Stroman and Marielou McFarlane from "Women in SportsTech (WiST)", an initiative committed to the development of growth opportunities for women throughout the SportsTech landscape. For more info see www.womeninsportstech.org. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:20
February 23, 2018
JAFA - The digital home for football fans
JAFA - The digital home for football fans
Interviewing Dan Bedi from JAFA (Just A Fan's Analysis), a digital home for sports fans, a home for fan opinion and debate. It provides one place for users to obtain all the latest sports news and views. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
09:53
February 22, 2018
TrainEffective - Train Like a Professional Footballer
TrainEffective - Train Like a Professional Footballer
Interviewing Nick Humphries from Train Effective, a personalised and individual soccer training solution that can be used anytime & anywhere. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
10:45
February 12, 2018
Klublr - The most efficient way to organize your sports group
Klublr - The most efficient way to organize your sports group
Interviewing Ser Cappelle from Klublr, the first fully integrated sports management platform. For all active and engaged members who are involved in the organisation of a sports group. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
10:31
February 06, 2018
Challengermode - Play eSports games and get rewarded
Challengermode - Play eSports games and get rewarded
Interviewing Philip Skogsberg from Challengermode, a place where you can compete in Matches, Ladders and Tournaments in eSports games. You can win money and other prizes, or just play for fun. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:09
January 08, 2018
CricHeroes - Score Your Cricket Matches and Broadcast Scores
CricHeroes - Score Your Cricket Matches and Broadcast Scores
Interviewing Abhishek Desai from CricHeroes, a cricket scoring app to score your local cricket matches or tournaments LIVE ball to ball just like International Matches. For more infos check http://www.cricheroes.in/ or https://twitter.com/abhishekdesai. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
16:16
January 04, 2018
Tribe Wearables - Cutting edge activity tracker embedded into sports apparel
Tribe Wearables - Cutting edge activity tracker embedded into sports apparel
Interviewing Demetres Stordopoulos from Tribe Wearables, a cutting edge activity tracker, embedded into sports apparel. It gives you real-time feedback on your training, workout progress, goals and much more. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
33:30
November 26, 2017
Toni.ai - Chatbots redefining fan engagement
Toni.ai - Chatbots redefining fan engagement
Interviewing Christoph Edelmüller from Toni.ai, who offer chatbots that deliver all the information a sports fan needs on a daily basis. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
11:29
November 20, 2017
Peepl - The Heart Beat Of Your Association
Peepl - The Heart Beat Of Your Association
Interviewing Matthias Dedeurwaerder from Peepl, a solution that lets you manage the members directory, calendar, communication and finances within your association through an easy to use online tool. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
07:44
November 16, 2017
LongoMatch - A video analysis tool for team-based sports
LongoMatch - A video analysis tool for team-based sports
Interviewing Andoni Morales from LongoMatch, a video analysis tool for team-based sports, developed by Fluendo. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
12:04
November 10, 2017
Teamleague - The Live Fantasy Football Manager Game
Teamleague - The Live Fantasy Football Manager Game
Interviewing Juan Lacroix from Teamleague, a live fantasy football manager game. It lets you create your own fantasy team to prove that you are the best manager. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:52
November 07, 2017
FootballISM - The First Digital Solution For New Football Management
FootballISM - The First Digital Solution For New Football Management
Interviewing Filipe Esteves from FootballISM, a solution that let's you manage all the processes of the football world in a simple and effective platform. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
16:37
October 27, 2017
Sportr - The fastest and easiest way to deliver content
Sportr - The fastest and easiest way to deliver content
Interviewing Toby Cockayne from Sportr, a company that helps you discover and generate content in a smart way. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:43
October 24, 2017
Smash - An event dedicated to sport, technology and start-ups
Smash - An event dedicated to sport, technology and start-ups
Interviewing Miikka Neuvonen from Smash, an official Slush side-event in Helsinki, dedicated to sport, technology and start-ups. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
15:30
October 06, 2017
MyLocalPitch - Hire sports pitches and courts
MyLocalPitch - Hire sports pitches and courts
Interviewing Jamie Foale from MyLocalPitch, a company that lets you hire sports pitches and courts in the UK and Ireland. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
10:14
October 02, 2017
Solive - Social media publishing and monetization software
Solive - Social media publishing and monetization software
Interviewing Florent Marty from Solive, the first live social media publishing and monetization software dedicated to the sport's industry. It allows its users to create and publish real-time branded visual content automatically and in every language to boost fan engagement, reach international communities and generate new revenues. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
13:38
September 25, 2017
imin - Making physical activity searchable
imin - Making physical activity searchable
Interviewing Nishal Desai from imin, a UK based company which makes physical activity searchable. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
28:34
September 22, 2017
Homefans - Travel operator for football fans
Homefans - Travel operator for football fans
Interviewing Luke Verbeek from Homefans, a travel operator that enables fans to tick their football bucket list. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
17:21
September 20, 2017
Capturs - GPS Tracker For Outdoor Activities
Capturs - GPS Tracker For Outdoor Activities
Interviewing Ludovic Lesieur from Capturs, a company from France which created the first live GPS tracker with 1 month autonomy to serve safety and social aspects. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
13:15
August 28, 2017
Sponsure - The Sports Marketing Platform
Sponsure - The Sports Marketing Platform
Interviewing Bill Ingram from Sponsure, a company from the UK that helps businesses who want to engage customer audiences, sell products & services, build brand awareness or execute a CSR strategy through sport. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
16:08
August 23, 2017
Spiideo - Sports Video Recording Made Easy
Spiideo - Sports Video Recording Made Easy
Interviewing Fredrik Ademar from Spiideo, a company from Sweden that makes advanced sports video recording easy, useful and accessible for athletes and coaches. Hosted by Benjamin Penkert from SportsTechX - All about SportsTech and startups.
14:19
August 17, 2017