Let me introduce Hemant Dua from Delhi , India , who is our newest mentor at Qatar SportsTech. Hemant , Consultant of Inspiranti Sports Pvt. Ltd. , has nearly 20 years of experience in sports management and the media industry. He is an avid runner and a sports enthusiast. He has a Masters degree in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco.
What is your background?
I am an accomplished Sports & Media management professional with 20 plus years of experience. Hands-on approach has helped me understand critical aspects of the sports and media industry. My exposure to global markets and sensitivity towards human relations has helped me successfully manage relationships with key decision-makers and lead large teams. I have been successful in turning around businesses and have demonstrated revenue growth, year after year.
What would you consider your greatest achievement?
Helping two startups incubate; an athlete get direction by setting a national record and helping divestment in an IPL(Indian Premier League) franchise to unlock value.
What made you interested in joining Qatar SportsTech as a mentor?
Pedigree of Startupbootcamp and vision of QDB through its support and how Qatar has progressed on actualizing the World Cup vision.
What excites you the most about Sports Technology?#
The potential it holds in bringing sports closer to fans and helping athletes perform better.
What expertise are you going to support the QST startups with?
Business Structure, Strategy, Managing Human Capital, Raising Monies and realizing revenues in a time-bound manner.
Any final words of wisdom, that you would like to give to aspiring SportsTech entrepreneurs?
The World of Sports is a lot like business. There is a product, a customer, profit and loss and above all human emotions if you understand that…you can crack any model.
ABOUT QATAR SPORTSTECH
Qatar SportsTech is a leading accelerator program, focused on growing the SportsTech sector in Doha. As part of the Rainmaking Group, a global venture builder and creator of Startupbootcamp, the program helps SportsTech startups scale globally through direct access to an international network of mentors partners and investors.
Startupbootcamp is a global network of innovation programs with 15 industry-specific accelerators and four Scale programs for growth-stage teams Startupbootcamp partners with leading global brands to support the next generation of innovators. Since founding in 2010, Startupbootcamp has worked with over 700 founders, 250+ global brands and facilitated hundreds of partnerships between their alumni and corporate partners.
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