By Jordan Fliegel, Managing Director Techstars Sports Accelerator
Program Start Date: April 11, 2022
Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, is announcing the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy class of 2022. The class includes 13 innovative sports technology-focused startups which will participate in a 13-week mentorship-driven accelerator program beginning April 11 and culminating with Demo Day on July 7 where they will have the opportunity to present to the broader sportstech community including hundreds of potential investors.
The 2022 class features diverse founders from across the globe, bringing changemakers and industry disruptors to the forefront of sports technology reshaping the future of sports betting, fantasy sports, gym technology, athleisure, ticketing, consumer fitness and NIL.
Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy is made possible by Founding Partners including the Next Level Fund/50 South Capital, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, NCAA, Indiana Sports Corp and Supporting Partners Indianapolis Colts, NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 2022 Class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy includes:
FTN Network (San Diego, CA) - A multi-site platform focused on sports data, subscriptions (Betting, DFS, Fantasy, Data), iGaming affiliates, and high-level sports media.
Rewire Fitness (New Paltz, NY) - Evidence-based solutions for holistically tracking athlete readiness with a recommendation engine for mind/body recovery and a training program for building more mental resilience.
VO2 (Philadelphia, PA) - A blockchain-based platform that allows athletes to tokenize themselves and create fan-athlete economies.
Scrimmage (Austin, TX) - Simplifies the sports betting process by automatically syncing data from each of the bettor’s sportsbook accounts, directing the bettor to the sportsbook with the best price while simultaneously recording the details of the bet.
EvenLift (Mexico City, Mexico) - Leverages computer vision to close the gap between gyms and at-home fitness options by providing leaderboards, gamified challenges, and automated personal training.
Perform (San Francisco, CA) - Combines run coaching with machine learning to deliver accessible, personalized coaching to help runners stay healthy and achieve their goals.
OYA Femtech (Los Angeles, CA) - Developing the first anti-microbial leggings for women to help prevent feminine health problems.
GameplAi (London, UK) - GameplAI is a B2B sports betting company focusing on three major areas: a new social betting product, a dynamic pricing engine for real time betting, and a simulated reality engine all part of our new sports entertainment platform offering.
Fit! (Los Angeles, CA) - Innovative and proprietary bodyweight fitness hardware paired with content created by top calisthenics athletes.
Season Share (Los Angeles, CA) - Empowers teams to deploy a single, fan-facing platform to power innovative ticketing and fan-experience programs alongside digital, merch, and fan-token offerings.
RepOne (Brooklyn, NY) - A platform building tools to give trainers real-time, individualized guidance during workouts to scale interactions to a massive client base.
The Fan’s Place (Indianapolis, IN) - Delivering customer loyalty through sports gamification, offering a unique, sports-based rewards program that allows businesses to better engage their customers through sports.
Thoroughbred Racing (Dublin, Ireland) - A transparent, transformative racehorse platform for individual owners, syndicates and trainers, enabling a shared experience of all aspects of racehorse ownership.
As part of the accelerator program, these 13 startups work with the accelerator’s 200+ mentors within the sports and technology industries to refine their strategies, navigate obstacles and aggressively set goals for future success leading up to Demo Day on July 7th.
For more information about the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy, visit www.techstars.com/accelerators/indy-sports.