This cohort wasselected from a pool of 800 applications to participate in the 12-week hybrid program.
Comcast NBCUniversal announced on Tuesday the 10 startups chosen to participate in the second class of its SportsTech Accelerator.
The 12-week program, run in partnership with Boomtown Accelerators, welcomes companies and entrepreneurs across sports and technology to create solutions that will transform competitive and professional sports. The accelerator has a portfolio of notable partners that act as advisors, including NASCAR, USA Swimming, and NBC Sports. Boardroom previously shared that SportsTech announced partnerships with the PGA TOUR and WWE in November to help advise the second cohort.
Here’s the full list of selected startups:
- BookSeats.com: a platform that lets sports fans book custom travel packages.
- HeadVantage: wearable technology that captures different data points for athletes.
- Ice Cream Social: a social platform that lets companies create rewards systems for customers who bring in more customers.
- LetzChat: a real-time language translations solution that can translate audio, video and other digital content across 104 languages.
- Local Sports Network: a digital community and platform for high school sports content for athletes, fans, and recruiters.
- Meetlete: a fan engagement platform that gives fans one-on-one time with their favorite athletes.
- Moneyline: a sports betting and entertainment game.
- Movrs: a human shape and motion data provider using artificial intelligence to create tools and insights for sports and entertainment organizations.
- tiptap: a platform that curates touchless payments and touchless giving for fans at sporting events who want to donate funds to their favorite athletes.
- Uru Sports: a professional networking platform for athletes that provides opportunity, information, and community.
Those startups were selected from a pool of 800 applications across 44 countries, according to a press release from Comcast NBCUniversal. The selected companies hail from California, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, and more, with 25 total founders participating.
“We launched Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech to find, fund, and fast-track the top sports technology startups challenging the status quo and creating innovations that will impact how we participate in, view, and celebrate sports,” said Jenna Kurath, Vice President, Startup Partnerships and Head of SportsTech. “This next class is surrounded by a team of leaders who will help these founders build revenue-sustaining businesses and offers us and our network of partners an early lens into next-gen developments in sports tech.”
Comcast and Boomtown will invest $50,000 into each selected company. During the duration of the accelerator, the 10 startups will work closely with SportsTech mentors and build on core parts of their businesses, including sales, marketing, fundraising, product design, and more.The inaugural SportsTech cohort secured 29 business deals with the accelerator’s partners, including five commercial deals after the program concluded.
SportsTech will run a hybrid program with a mix of virtual events and in-person meetings atComcast NBCUniversal’s offices in Atlanta. The program will conclude with a Demo Day on May 26, where the participating companies pitch their businesses to venture capital leaders, business executives, and other fellow startup founders.