Seven young companies have been selected to participate in the first UEFA Start-Up Challenge in partnership with ThinkSport, an exclusive 12-week accelerator programme designed for early- and extension-stage start-ups with ambitions to impact football positively. They will be mentored by senior business leaders from UEFA and experts from ThinkSport’s network, get the opportunity to test and demonstrate products / services in live environments as well as gain access to potential investors through their participation at THE SPOT.
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Today it’s time for 18 carefully selected start-ups to pitch at the UEFA Start-Up Challenge, an exclusive accelerator programme facilitated by ThinkSport in the heart of Switzerland’s unique sports ecosystem. This 12-week programme has been designed for early- and extension-stage start-ups with ambitions to impact football positively.
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The second edition of THE SPOT, ThinkSport’s thrilling sport and innovation event, will take place from 28 to 29 May 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. After the successful, sold-out inaugural edition last year, the event once again will bring together plenty of talent, original ideas and fresh solutions from both inside and outside the sports industry.
THE SPOT – meet the guest speakers!
Mounir Zok, co-founder and managing director of N3XT Sports, explains in an interview with iSportconnect how the sports and the technology sectors are slowly but surely converging and benefitting from each other.
ThinkSport reveals more speakers and event details
The second edition of THE SPOT, set to become your top out-of-office experience in 2019, will bring together plenty of talent, original ideas and fresh solutions from both inside and outside the sports industry. ThinkSport’s thrilling sport and innovation event will be back from 28 to 29 May 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. After the successful, sold-out inaugural edition last year, it is now time to secure your place for this year’s adventure at an advantageous rate.
Panathlon, an international movement for the promotion of sporting culture, values and ethics and with offices in the Maison du Sport International (MSI) in Lausanne, recently launched an international literary competition.
Just last week it was announced that Peerspoint SA, an upcoming SaaS Blockchain start-up, signed a pre-seed investment of CHF 570K with Business Investigation SA, a Swiss artificial intelligence and predictive software company.
In one year, the Lausanne region will play host to the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). From 9 to 22 January 2020, 1,880 athletes, aged between 15 and 18, from more than 80 countries will compete in the cantons of Vaud (Lausanne, Leysin, Les Diablerets, Villars, Vallée de Joux), Valais (Champéry) and Grisons (St Moritz), and in neighbouring France (Prémanon-Les Tuffes).