Amsterdam, May 26 2021 — SportsTech Match, which aims to simplify sports tech procurement for both buyers and vendors, today announced the release of its beta platform. The platform enables approved vendors to manage their own product listings in the SportsTech Match marketplace and sports rights owners to discover vendors that are open to running pilot projects.
Commenting on today’s release, David Fowler, Co-Founder of SportsTech Match said, “the barriers between sports tech companies and the sports federations, leagues and teams looking to benefit from their capabilities have increased significantly over recent years. …
Recently I spoke to a friend working in a leading sports business media group who agreed with my assertion that deep pockets are enabling a relatively small number of sports technology companies to dominate the sports business media, putting lots of great startups at a major disadvantage. This idea wasn’t mine. It’s based on frustrations that I have heard from several leading sports tech startups.
The reality is that it’s getting more and more difficult for the next generation of B2B sports tech companies to break through as the purse strings of sports rights owners are drawn tighter and sales…
Company name: Clubforce
Year founded: 2008
Company elevator pitch: Clubforce provides software and services to grassroots sports clubs to address the specific challenges faced by club volunteers. We have helped volunteers save tens of thousands of hours, taking the hassle out of time consuming administration tasks such as membership management and fundraising. In addition, our app allows coaches to notify team members of training and matches and to keep up-to-date on club activities. We are the market leader in Ireland and currently expanding in the UK market.
Name of the solution you are showcasing in this post: Clubforce
Company name: TPT Hub
Year founded: 2014
Company elevator pitch: A dynamic, highly versatile Fleet Management System (FMS) software that brings efficiencies to an event’s Fleet Operations. With a system-based integrated EntryHub app all users are connected simplifying communications between dispatch, drivers, staff, functional areas, clients, and vendors. With a built-in rideshare system along with a chat function tied to each Booking or On-Demand request, the FMS brings greater sustainable efficiencies to any event’s transportation system.
Name of the solution you are showcasing in this post: Fleet Management System (FMS) & EntryHub App
What problem is your solution solving?: For…
Company name: Kickly
Year founded: 2020
Company elevator pitch: Kickly is an app that offers editable graphic templates, facilitating sports organizations to create eye-catching content easily, quickly, and at an extremely low cost when compared to hiring dedicated resources for graphic design. Sporting teams and clubs around the world can unlock the potential of higher engagement, by having access to amazing pre-designed templates for matchdays, scores, lineups, stats, and much more.
Name of the solution you are showcasing in this post: Kickly
What problem is your solution solving?: 64% of fans check Instagram for sports content at least once a…
Company name: Slate
Year founded: 2019
Company elevator pitch: Social media has dramatically become more complex for brands, with more formats (ie stories, short-form video) and platforms (ie TikTok, Shorts) to support. It’s near impossible for brands today to keep up in creating content that’s not just unique and timely, but also on brand. Slate allows a brand to produce quality social content in seconds for all platforms and formats. Our team is made of former content creators at the NFL, 49ers, and Chiefs that felt this pain point firsthand.
Company name: Piing
Year founded: 2020
Company elevator pitch: Piing make 100,000 player games for stadium fans during downtime in play. The attention our games create can be monetised through sponsorship, creating better ROI for partners and new high-value sponsorship inventory for teams.
Name of the solution you are showcasing in this post: Piing
What problem is your solution solving?: Sports teams, leagues and venues need new ways to engage fans during downtime in play. Meanwhile, partners are looking for more exciting brand activations with better response rates.
What makes your solution unique?: Piing games are played by the entire…
Company name: ArenaMetrix
Year founded: 2013
Company elevator pitch: Arenametrix is an omni-channel marketing platform that allows venues and e-merchants to centralize their customer and prospect data, segment them and communicate with them via email, sms, push notifications… The tool also integrates marketing automation functionalities, and allows marketing managers to acquire new BtoB and BtoC customers on social networks and on the web. A comparison of the comparative effectiveness of the campaigns in terms of conversion is also available on the tool.
Name of the solution you are showcasing in this post: ArenaMetrix
What problem is your solution solving?: Data…
Company name: SportsTalentVision B.V.
Year founded: 2020
Company elevator pitch: JOGO’s all-inclusive sensor technology makes it possible to track a wide variety of player’s data: speed, acceleration, leg-distribution, time on the ball, ball-touches, and much more. The waterproof, Bluetooth connected, insole sensors contribute to a more detailed understanding of a player’s development curve and improvement needs. Next to our cutting edge sensors, JOGO provides an entire database of proven, tested, and optimized skill assignments, training, and development videos.
Name of the solution you are showcasing in this post: JOGO
What problem is your solution solving?: Too little objective data is…
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