Doha, 17 April 2019 – Qatar SportsTech accelerator, in partnership with Qatar Development Bank and powered by Startupbootcamp, the world’s largest network of innovation programs, is hosting the first QST Demo Day on May 2nd, 2019.
The event will take place at Khalifa International Stadium, Qatar’s most historic stadium and the cornerstone of the country’s sporting tradition. The Demo Day celebrates the graduation of the first batch of ten international SportsTech startups that have been accelerated during the three-month program.
QST is committed to break the status quo and build an entrepreneurial ecosystem which will define the World Cup 2022 and form a legacy to be felt years into the future; the reason for which “Building Startups Ecosystems” has been chosen as the overarching program theme.
This first edition is based on the theme of “A Burst of Innovation”; showcased through interactive design, special effects, videos and many other disruptive elements that will be announced at the Demo Day, this celebration marks the beginning of their journey of unleashing a new wave of startup activity like it has never been seen before in the region.
“It takes more than just good ideas to build substantial, enduring value; and every day we look for ways to empower founders to challenge convention and thrive for real impact. After a year of building out our presence in Qatar, we’re proud to be reaching the culmination of these efforts at our Demo Day on May 2nd, 2019. We’re incredibly excited to end the year on a high note and to maintain this momentum into 2020,” said Koen Bosma, Managing Director at Qatar SportsTech.
This year, the startups will be presenting solutions for technology areas that are at the forefront for sports leaders in Qatar, including Sports IoT, wearables and equipment, Fan engagement and experience, Sports Medical, Esports, Sports Culture, Sports Tourism, Team performance and analytics, Venue optimisation and management.
Meet our 2019 cohort
- FindaPlayer (United Kingdom) – Find a Player is a sports participation network which helps users to organize, find, and play sports in their local area. It really is Uber for sports
- StarsLeague (Qatar) – Centralizing the most popular football fantasy competitions under one app, identity, and network
- Horse Analytics (Germany) – Horse Analytics empowers horse enthusiasts to improve the health, fitness, and well-being of horses through innovative technologies and real-time scientific analytics
- P.U.R.E CO (Netherlands) – Measured development for improvement
- Matchat (Qatar) – We give fans the voice they deserve
- Olympia (United Kingdom) – Unifying the world of sports
- TieSports (Portugal) – Tiesports is a complete set of software tools for Racket Sports management and engagement
- Moduu (Germany) – Moduu is the world’s first wireless sports clothing that stimulates muscles and tracks body data
- MingIVision (United Kingdom) – Experience the game your way
- CreativeBot (United States) – Chatbot Platform for Fan Engagement
QST Demo Day offers industry leaders, partners, sponsors, and startups alike the unique opportunity to be part of the discussion that is shaping the future of SportsTech in Qatar and the world.
Valter di Salvo, Director of Football Performance & Science at the ASPIRE Academy and Qatar Football Association will be joining as a keynote speaker sharing his fantastic journey inside the world of Sports and how he sees the startup ecosystem in Qatar evolving in the upcoming years.
Also included on the agenda is a shared panel facilitated by Qatar Development Bank tailored around SportsTech inclusion and cultural transformation within Sports in Qatar.
“Our sincere congratulations to the QST team for their tremendous strides and success in Doha and the region within such a short time-frame. This is a testament to their outstanding expertise and excellent track record in delivering world-class acceleration value.
As a partner of Qatar SportsTech and ecosystem builder, we have an ambitious mission to create a strong foundation for the next generation of entrepreneurs and ventures to develop upon in the years to come. We look forward to seeing our high-performing SportsTech teams present at the Demo Day, and I am looking forward to having unicorns among them”, added Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, CEO Qatar Development Bank.
Qatar SportsTech Demo Day is the perfect opportunity for you to get inspired, discover breakthrough businesses startups & network with founders leaders from the entrepreneurial ecosystem worldwide.
For more information about the event and to redeem your ticket please visit https://qst-demoday.eventbrite.com
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