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HYPE UQ Global Sportstech Accelerator Pitch Event

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Commonwealth House

Kurrawa Terrace

Broadbeach

Gold Coast, QLD

Australia

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The University of Queensland and HYPE Sports Innovation have teamed up to deliver the UQ HYPE Sportstech Accelerator Program, a global startup accelerator that offers a sports-specific program providing access to global mentors, investors and experienced hosts to fast-track promising local startups onto the world stage. The program leverages HYPE’s existing sportstech platform which already engages over 8,000 startups and 20,000 sports innovators across the world and The University of Queensland’s experience in the entrepreneurial and innovation space and standing as a top 5 global sports science university.

Twelve teams from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and India have been selected to participate in this 15-week virtual program that culminates in a Global Pitch Event at the Commonwealth Games. This event will be held at the Commonwealth House as part of Trade 2018 – the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Trade and Investment Program and seeks to showcase the companies in the program and connect them with investors and influencers in the global sportstech market. Additionally, teams will be competing for a $25,000AUD grand prize provided by The University of Queensland. Australian teams are also competing for the Austrade Going Global Award, a 90-day residency at one of Austrade’s Landing Pads located in the world’s best innovation hotspots – Berlin, San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai or Tel Aviv.

The event will also reveal the next wave of talent in the Advance Queensland Sport Science Challenge. Be in the audience to meet these Queensland organisations accelerating innovative products, technology and processes into global markets to enhance sporting performance and participation around the world.

About the Commonwealth Games

Every 4 years, athletes from the over 50 countries that comprise The Commonwealth of Nations, compete in an international multi-sport event whose scale and magnitude is matched only by the Olympics. The Commonwealth Games bring together not only the athletes and their supporters, provides an opportunity for government and business leaders to meet, build new relationships, strengthen trade and investment ties and explore opportunities across the Commonwealth.

Who Should Attend

This event provides a perfect opportunity for Australian and international sports and sportstech investors, influencers and stakeholders to network and connect with these startups as they launch into the global market. We are looking to fill the limited number of seats in the audience with

  • Investors- Angels, VCs and other potential investors that are specifically looking to invest in the sports and sportstech space.

  • Sports Influencers- People embedded in the sports industry through positions in sports organizations, companies with a sports brand or sports focus and professional athletes.

  • Stakeholders- Government officials from all represented nations and Commonwealth Games committee members as well as HYPE Sports Innovation and University stakeholders.

  • Media- Traditional as well as digital media presence, specifically outlets focused on entrepreneurship and startups and sports.

How To Attend

To register your expression of interest in attending this event, please RSVP. As seating is limited and there are certain security protocols required to receive a ticket, we will be directly contacting invited parties and guiding them through the registration process.

Who Are the Participating Startups

ANTI. – developing the world’s first truly soft, snow helmet.

Brisbane, Australia

https://www.antiordinary.co

Lightweave – An experiential agency delivering licensable virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.

Brisbane, Australia

https://lightweave.co

Wylas Timing – an affordable wireless timing solution that every club can access.

Brisbane, Australia

https://wylas-timing.com

Jetson Industries – combines the latest in Internet of Things technology to make smart balls that offer multiple sports the opportunity to record information such as ball speed, position and spin.

Gold Coast, Australia

http://jetsonindustries.com

BioConnected – wireless headphones with a built-in heart rate monitor and in-ear training coach.

Sunshine Coast and Sydney, Australia

https://bioconnected.com

FanTribe – a fan engagement platform set to transform the business of sport.

Sydney, Australia

https://www.fantribe.co

JARO Sports – the online ecosystem for sporting organisations. It dramatically simplifies the administration, coaching and marketing processes – giving a new level of visibility and control.

Sydney, Australia

http://www.gojaro.com

Coach Assist – provides coaching strategies, tactics, and drills for AFL and Netball coaches and players.

Adelaide, Australia

http://www.coachassist.com.au

PROHAB – a sensor to measure strength in real-time for athletes rehabilitation using a smartphone.

Adelaide, Australia

https://www.prohab.ai

ARIVAL – bringing the fan into the game using augmented reality to visualise player and team statistics while engaging fans with gamification.

Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand

https://arival.co

Eggplant Technologies – markers of ‘Move It’ - the world’s first all-in-one connected personal gym that can track your real-time workout progress on your smartphone.

Guangzhou, China

https://move-it.club

Sportido – helps people play more sport using a sports discovery app to find places and people to play 700+ sports around them.

New Delhi, India

http://sportido.com


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Kurrawa Terrace

Broadbeach

Gold Coast, QLD

Australia

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