World Cup 2018 + SportsTech


World Cup 2018 kicks off next Thursday (11pm, June 14th, 2018) on Hari Raya eve with host Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. While sports has not changed much on-field, off-field it sees an emergence of SportsTech (beyond gaming and eSports). Sample:

Accelerators
  • Arsenal - Arsenal Innovation Lab
  • Barça - Barcelona FC Innovation Hub
  • leAD - Adidas Sports Accelerator
  • Dodgers - LA Dodgers (baseball) + R/GA (ad agency) Sports Accelerator
  • Sixers - 76ers (basketball) + Kimball (office furniture) Innovation Lab
  • HypeLabs - No-Charge No-Equity 16 Week SportsTech Acceleration
  • SportsTechHub - Making London the World's Sports Tech Capital

Startups
  • Spalk - Choose your commentator 
  • Reely - Automatic sports highlights
  • RC21x - Check whether your brain is working fully
  • Meridix - Turn your smartphone into a broadcast truck
  • Return2Play - Sports medicine for amateur athletes
  • OpenSponsorship - Sponsorship network
  • Blinkfire - Check how visible your sponsorship is
  • GumGum - Use computer vision to analyse branding
  • LeagueApps - Turn community sports into fun leagues
  • Wingfield - Improve your tennis game
  • FirstVision - Put live cameras on the player
  • PowerBeat - Measure human output

Pick of Events (W4-Jun-2018)
Link State of Fintech @ KualaLumpur
Link Human Intelligence @ KualaLumpur
Link Ethereum Infrastructure @ KualaLumpur
Link Founder Institute's Founder @ IskandarPuteri
Link Blockchain Uncomplicated @ Singapore
Link Blockchain Adventures @ Singapore tix
Link StartupWeekend Reunion @ Singapore
Link GDPR Impact on IoT @ Singapore
Link The Next Unicorns @ Bangkok tix
Link Startup Week @ Bangkok
Link Going Global @ Manila