8 finalists announced for World Football Summit’s “StartCup” tech pitch competition

The 2017 edition of World Football Summit (WFS), the international convention of the football industry which will be held in Madrid on the 16th and 17th of October, will count with the participation of more than 2000 accredited professionals coming from 70 countries, amongst companies, football clubs and institutions, both national and international.

In the context of this congress, WFS and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft are organizing the second edition of the WFS StartCup by GSIC, a startup competition for innovative projects with applications to the sports and football industry. More than 70 high-profile startups from 25 different nationalities registered for the competition.

The GSIC team, together with WFS, selected the following 8 finalists:

  • AL_A ​​(United Kingdom) – A new concept for inner city, stackable football pitches with the idea of promoting a sense of community and healthy living.
  • Exerlights (Germany) – The first tool for real-time cognition training with LED-lights on the pitch.
  • OulalaGames (Malta) – A highly innovative and advanced daily fantasy football management game, now available for football clubs that want to improve their digital strategies.
  • Ouraring (Finland) – Wellness ring, mobile App and Cloud UI to improve sleep and recovery from daily mental and physical load in clinical level accuracy.
  • Spiideo (Sweden) – Spiideo make sports video recording and analysis easy and accessible for coaches, analysts and players.
  • ThermoHuman (Spain) – ThermoHuman is a tech startup focused on injury prevention in sports and health with Infrared Thermography.
  • WILDMOKA (France) – The only Automated Cloud Content Creation Platform for Digital Content Creation.
  • Yonoton (Finland) – Yonoton is an app for better concert and sport events experience. Food, drinks and merchandise: in-seat delivery or quick pick up.

The selected startups will have 3 minutes to pitch their projects to the attendees at World Fooball Summit and amongst them, a prestigious jury will select the winning startup, which in addition to becoming a member of the Global Sports Innovation Center, will have the opportunity to contact investors and venture capital companies attending the event.

The jury is formed by executives of companies linked to the world of startups such as: WAYRA, Sports Investment Partners, Microsoft, Barrabés, Sociosinversores, or the Madrid Business Angels network.

WFS will once again be the ideal platform for the most innovative startups focused on the world of sport and football. After the success achieved in the first edition where 38 aspiring startups presented their technological solutions applied to football, the WFS StartCup by GSIC, will once again show how the sport is evolving and in constant transformation.

More info at: WFS StartCup by GSIC

 

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