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.
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.
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.
Business, leadership and pitching skills, stress testing your business plan and a full setup of business documents and legal framework.
Sports business veterans, successful founders, CEOs as well as VC’s and tech experts that share their experience, skills, and network.
Get not only the smartest early product feedback possible with our industry partners, but possibly also gain customers.
Pitch in front of dozens of investors at demo day and in 1:1 meetings with selected VCs.
Tailored to the needs of startups and sports startups in particular.
For each one of the final startups to cover your expenses.
The first sports accelerator in Germany and one of the 1st movers globally.
Free membership deals plus regular sports and mindfulness sessions on-site.
Learn from experts in areas such as growth marketing, sales, and pitching. Stress testing your business plan and full setup of business documents and legal framework. Get access to a digital learning platform with tutorials, cases, and tools.
Need 5G to develop, test, and run your product? We have it. Looking for the right partners? Work with our leading scientists and experts in the high standard facilities of one of the Lake Nona medical partners.
Get mentorship from sports business veterans, successful founders, CEOs, and VCs from Florida, all over the U.S. as well as the global leAD ecosystem. They'll share their experience, skills, and network.
Get support from backend and frontend developers to take your product to the next level. Make your business rock solid with the help of our legal and accounting experts.
We also provide a cash investment of $75.000 USD for every startup that will be selected to participate in the program.
Yes, free housing for the founders’ team in the brand new Lake Nona apartments next to the accelerator space during the entire time of the program. This includes access to a gym, sports facilities, and bicycles for every participant.
A beautiful and exclusive space for you to focus on what really matters: developing your product and growing as an entrepreneur.
Through the Lake Nona Living Lab, you get access to more than 5,000 connected homes. Work with leading athletes, coaches and experts in the headquarter of the USTA, the biggest tennis site in the world, the adidas performance center, or two of the best-rated golf clubs globally.
Of the final selected startups.
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.
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.
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.
SEOmonitor is an award-winning tool designed to help businesses overcome the industry’s challenges by developing innovative technologies for specialists to make the most out of the available data and deliver insightful and reliable reports
SEmonitor tool usage for all the startups. The promo code gives the start-ups unlimited users, 1 website & 200 keywords to track. It is available for one year from the moment it is used.
HubSpot is a software platform that helps you generate leads, close deals, and manage your pipeline. HubSpot offers a growth stack of products for customer relationship management, marketing, and sales.
HubSpot’s free CRM aligns sales and marketing with ease, HubSpot Marketing helps you grow your traffic and convert more visitors into customers, and HubSpot Sales helps you skyrocket your productivity and close more leads with less work.
Riedel Communications provides pioneering real-time signal transport networks for video, audio and communications serving broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security applications worldwide.
RIEDEL provides dedicated partnerships for product development, marketing and sales support in the areas of data acquisition and transmission (tracking, tele metrics, radio, broadcasting (audio and video), timing, etc.).