Euroleague Basketball

TECH CHALLENGE 2019

Barcelona, January 21-25

A game changing opportunity for startups with an ambition of disrupting the sports sector through technology. Connect with top global sports organisations, professionals and experts during an intensive week of mentoring, interaction and concept validation.




Euroleague Basketball

TECH CHALLENGE 2019

Barcelona, January 21-25

A game changing opportunity for startups with an ambition of disrupting the sports sector through technology. Connect with top global sports organisations, professionals and experts during an intensive week of mentoring, interaction and concept validation.




Euroleague Basketball

TECH CHALLENGE 2019

Barcelona, January 21-25

A game changing opportunity for startups with an ambition of disrupting the sports sector through technology. Connect with top global sports organisations, professionals and experts during an intensive week of mentoring, interaction and concept validation.




Euroleague Basketball

TECH CHALLENGE 2019

Barcelona, January 21-25

A game changing opportunity for startups with an ambition of disrupting the sports sector through technology. Connect with top global sports organisations, professionals and experts during an intensive week of mentoring, interaction and concept validation.




Euroleague Basketball

TECH CHALLENGE 2019

Barcelona, January 21-25

A game changing opportunity for startups with an ambition of disrupting the sports sector through technology. Connect with top global sports organisations, professionals and experts during an intensive week of mentoring, interaction and concept validation.




Startups

Companies at early stages or radically innovative projects.

Premium Technologies

Innovative tech-centered solutions applicable to sports, ambition for disruption and generation of new business.

Expanded opportunities

Mentoring & networking sessions with top professionals, concept validation, potential proof of concept in real environment, potential investment opportunities.

WELCOME TO THE TECH CHALLENGE


Finalists

The 10 finalists, selected from among more than 60 applicants from 20 different countries, are:

Dynamitick

Dynamic pricing solution for tickets. Algorithms take into account a wide range of variables in order to estimate the demand and calculate the best price for every product or service sold by the club.

Texel

Watch the game from your sofa as if you were in a courtside seat. Their engine allows users around the globe to interact with each other like they were sitting on the same sofa, breaking the isolation of the VR experience.

Neoverse

Multi-device content distribution platform that lets stakeholders provide multiple format contents (2d, 360, VR, AR on demand and livestream) to the fans.

ZoomTV

AI driven computer vision technology measures and constantly monitors the value that sports events create for sponsors on TV and other video platforms.

MediaStalker

Protects the genius of creators and copyright owners by stopping media piracy of their very valuable content with AI and machine-learning algorithms that specializes in disrupting piracy.

Instant Sponsor

Blockchain-powered global sponsorship platform seamlessly connecting brands and rightsholders (teams, athletes and events) across sports, Esports and entertainment.

PlayPass

NFC Cashless payment solution which can also be linked to access control.

Blink Identity

Biometric identification for ticketing, hospitality and personalized services to customers and fans.

Kiswe Mobile

A unique cloud-based production toolkit to let remote commentators create personalized audio and video streams.

Snapify

Connected sensors track crowd movement and collect 16 data points like sound, light, ambience. This big data is analyzed using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms to understand behavior and emotions of the fans along with the stadium environment.

What is the EB Tech Challenge?

A game-changing opportunity for startups with an ambition of disrupting the sports sector through technology. An opportunity to connect with top global sports organisations, professionals and experts during an intensive week of mentoring, interaction and concept validation, ,while understanding the role of startups and technology as key pillars in this process.

Why?

Euroleague Basketball and La Salle share the ambition of being ahead of the curve and identifiying disruption and innovation as a key factor for growth

How?

By selecting the top startups and bringing them together with top sports professionals to discuss and interact on common areas of interest.

WHAT IS OFFERED?

EB Tech Challenge – Barcelona, January 2019 21st – 25th

Access to Sport Sector

Access to some of the best organizations in the sports sector

Mentoring

Mentoring sessions with top professionals

Panels

Private conferences, panel discussions and case study presentations

Guidance

Entrepreneurial advice and guidance

Networking

Connection with potential clients / Validation of business model


Opportunities

You may gain an opportunity to continue developing your solutions with Euroleague Basketball and its partners.


Hospitality

On top of this, we’ll cover accommodation / lodging / Lunch during the Tech Challenge


Registration

7 November – 5 December

In order to qualify for competition, applicants must fulfil all requirements listed at the official rules, which include:

  • Startups or projects in early stages
  • Startups that have solutions in other markets that could applied to sports are welcome.
  • Alignment with selected areas of interest
  • Full availability for Tech Call participation

Are you Ready?


Evaluation

6 December – 17 December

A jury of renowned professionals will thoroughly evaluate all projects and select their top prospects. Meet our jury.






Announcement of Finalists

21 December

Up to 10 startups or projects will be selected to participate in the Tech Challenge week.


Tech challenge Week

21-25 January

A week in Barcelona, Spain, for startups to connect with top industry professionals:

  • Networking events
  • Mentoring sessions
  • Conferences
  • Pitch presentation to the Jury
  • Potential proof of concept, business and investment opportunities

AREAS OF INTEREST

Projects presented must have technology/solutions at the center and cover at least one of the following areas:

Business


  • Digital Ticketing
  • Data Management
  • Monetization of assets

Marketing & Communication


  • Fan engagement
  • Fan relationship with a focus on young fans

Smart Arena


  • Activity trackers
  • Facilities Management

Others


  • A wild-card will be reserved for any projects that do not fall within any of the categories listed here, but still is identified as a potential solution to existing or future challenges or stands out due to its innovative project.

Organizing Companies

Euroleague Basketball

Euroleague Basketball is a global leader in the sports and entertainment business, devoted to delivering superior European club leagues under a unique and innovative organizational model. Owned and managed by some of the most successful and historical clubs in the world, EB manages the continent's two premier men's basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup, as well the sport's premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament

La Salle - URL

La Salle, an institution with more than three hundred years of history, is founding member of Ramon Llull University, offering specialized university programs in Architecture, Engineering, Business Management and Animation and VFX. With a clear international vocation, it’s connected into 60 Lasallian university centers in 77 countries in the world, more than 1 million students and 10 million Alumni. La Salle clearly bets for Entrepreneurship, through La Salle Technova Barcelona, an innovation park and accelerator for technologically based startups.

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