Today marks the beginning of Techstars’ first SportsTech focused accelerator, the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy, a 13-week mentor-ship driven accelerator program supporting startups addressing solutions across the sports spectrum. Seeing great success with past accelerator participants focused on SportsTech solutions, including alumni such as ClassPass (Techstars NYC 2012), DRAFT (previously “Starstreet”, Techstars Boston 2009, acquired for $48M in 2017) CoachUp (Techstars Boston 2012) Brizi (Techstars Boston 2017) and Ubersense (Techstars Boston 2011, sold to Hudl in 2014), we are excited to bring a dedicated Sports focused accelerator to directly support and empower entrepreneurs in this exciting industry.
In partnership with founding partners Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Next Level Fund, 50 South Capital, NCAA, and Indiana Sports Corp, and supporting partners the Indianapolis Colts, NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Techstars is proud to announce the 10 companies selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy!
The modern scorekeeper
FanWide is America’s largest sports fan club network, helping fans find a local game watch party or fan club chapter for any team in any city.
When the game ends, the story begins. WePlayed is a sports video social platform powered by athletes, fans, and analytics.
Pistol Lake ethically manufactures ultra-comfortable men’s activewear in LA. Their proprietary fabrics wick sweat and resist odors like a performance fabric, but look and feel like soft vintage cotton.
For anyone needing a place to play, we eliminate the time consuming process of finding, requesting and booking athletic space through an easy to use online marketplace.
A stealthy fitness brand you’ll know all about soon
Fan Powered is a digital platform for fan-powered sports & entertainment. The platform allows fans to curate and fund the sporting competitions that they really want to see.
Software for transferring and selling event tickets on fan-to-fan marketplaces
Fantasy Sports Gaming/Content Studio
Video surveillance based Runkeeper for game sports