leAD SPORT1 Accelerator

Join the Program.

A joint venture between SPORT1, the #1 platform for live sports in Germany, and leAD, the premier sports venture ecosystem, the leAD SPORT1 Accelerator boosts sports tech startups from seed to fully functioning profitable ventures.

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Startups

Class of 2018

From the 10th September 2018 onwards the second leAD cohort took place in Berlin. Nine startups from around the world were chosen to receive 12 weeks of training in business, leadership and pitching skills. Watch the video to understand their journey in Berlin.

ABOUT

The Deal.

We’ll host you and your team in Berlin – one of the most promising startup capitals in the world — for three months. We’ll enrich your team spirit, feed your entrepreneurial savviness, accelerate your learning curve, challenge your pivoting skills, grow your network, and open doors to the most important players in the sports industry.

12 weeks of high-intensity training

Business, leadership and pitching skills, stress testing your business plan and a full setup of business documents and legal framework.

Embedded in a high-class industry and experts network

Sports business veterans, successful founders, CEOs as well as VC’s and tech experts that share their experience, skills, and network.

Test, improve and scale your product

Get not only the smartest early product feedback possible with our industry partners, but possibly also gain customers.

Get direct access to capital

Pitch in front of dozens of investors at demo day and in 1:1 meetings with selected VCs.

Benefit from service partner deals

Tailored to the needs of startups and sports startups in particular.

25.000€

For each one of the final startups to cover your expenses.

Gain visibility via leAD

The first sports accelerator in Germany and one of the 1st movers globally.

Live your "Passion for Sports"

Free membership deals plus regular sports and mindfulness sessions on-site.

leAD receives 8% equity

Business, leadership and pitching skills, stress testing your business plan and a full setup of business documents and legal framework.

Timeline

Timeline

APPLICATIONS OPEN & FAST TRACK EVENTS

APPLICATIONS OPEN & FAST TRACK EVENTS

18 Feb

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25 May

01 May

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10 Jun

Primary Screening Of All Applications

Primary Screening Of All Applications
Selection Days

Selection Days

24 Jun

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25 Jun

02 Aug

Class of 2019 Starts

Demo Day

Demo Day

04 Nov

14 Nov

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30 Nov

Follow Up with VC & Investors

Follow up leverage

Follow up leverage

ON GOING

OUR PROCESS

The Program.

Our program is designed to provide you with lots of knowledge to boost your business while giving you enough time to put these insights into practice. Expect weekly input and coaching sessions in the most relevant topics and weekly recurring activities to help you set and meet milestones, deepen your knowledge, grow your network and have fun while at it.

Input Sessions

(1-3 WEEKLY)

Product & Strategy

Sales & Marketing

Leadership & Team

Accounting, Admin & Legal

Operations

Happenings

(RECURRING WEEKLY)

Product & Strategy

Sales & Marketing

Leadership & Team

Accounting, Admin & Legal

Operations

PARTNERS

Our Partners

We are about helping our startups accelerate their growth and professionalize their businesses so they can continue to do what they do best: work towards their ambitious goal of revolutionizing the world of sports. In order to achieve this goal, we need the right partners by our side.

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Accelerator Partner

"leAD Sports is taking on a pioneering role with their accelerator offering. They have comprehensive sports tech know-how, plus a unique network in this form – of mentors, investors and decision-makers from the sports industry and related sectors such as tech, finance, health, and media. SPORT1, as a leading sports platform in the German speaking market with many years of experience and great innovative capacity, has the mission to develop sports and competitions and build them up into attractive brands. With our program, we want to jointly position ourselves as the top innovators in the sports and media sector, step up existing connections to key figures in the tech and entrepreneurship scene and build up new contacts."
Olaf Schröder, CEO of Constantin Medien AG and Chairman of the Management of Sport1 GmbH

MENTORS

Meet the Mentors.

Program participants attend intensive training sessions with our partners and mentors – experts in their disciplines who have one thing in common: a true passion for sports.

PARTNERS

Partner Deals & Network.

Participants benefit from exclusive product and service deals by our partners and access to our vast network of pivotal corporates in the sports and startup world.