A warm welcome to Sid Deshmukh, Managing Partner at Arimaya Management and newest expert to join Qatar SportsTech’s Sportstech Mentor network.
What is your background?
Failed Athlete… Forced Engineer… Focused Entrepreneur…
What would you consider your greatest achievement?
Combining my passion with my profession. I spent over a decade in global business and now I’m helping the sporting ecosystem to grow by aligning my understanding of needs with the wants for Indian sports.
Being part of all the sporting leagues in India Sports.
Conceptualizing and implementing a solution for the world’s first connected smart sporting arena for Sacramento Kings.
What made you interested in joining Qatar SportsTech as a mentor?
QST’s planned approach towards sports tech accelerator. Inspiring catalog, mentor board, and global footprint as well as QST’s intent to enter the highly competitive Indian Sports & Tech landscape.
What excites you the most about Sports Technology?
I’m fascinated by its power to connect sport with fans as well as its power to enable sports ecosystems.
What expertise are you going to support the QST startups with?
Understanding of Sporting Landscape in India as well as startup market Growth Strategy, Conscious Entrepreneurship, Partnerships, and Alliances.
Any final words of wisdom, that you would like to give to aspiring SportsTech entrepreneurs?
Just be yourself. Sports builds characters and that is the beauty of the Sports Industry. So be in sports to be a game-changer or a pathfinder. Solve a problem to enhance sports (development, commercialization, reach, infrastructure) and success is guaranteed.
“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.”
Champions keep playing until they get it right. and hence ” the more you play. the more you learn!!!”
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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