A game-changing opportunity for startups with an ambition of revolutionizing the basketball sector tackling one of the most transversal challenges of the industry:
Offer the best Fan Experience possible.
Through FanXP, held in collaboration with all 36 Euroleague and Eurocup basketball clubs, startups will get the chance to showcase their innovations, learn the insights of the top basketball competition in Europe with private mentoring sessions with Euroleague Executives and get the chance to test their products in a 10-week incubation project with top basketball clubs in Europe.
This global pandemic has shaken one of the pilars in the sports industry: the fans.
With most of the courts and arenas around the world miss them and we are on a mission to take the action as close as possible to them.
How can we better engage our fans digitally? How can our partners talk to them now that we can't meet at the arena?
Do you have the next best solution to make that happen?
We are interested in all start-ups of all maturities. As long as you have a minimum viable product, we would welcome your application!
Head of Research and Innovation at Paris Saint-Germain
Mathieu Lacome is the Head of Research & Innovation at Paris Saint-Germain with a major focus on Sports science and technologies. He worked as Sports scientist for Paris Saint-Germain’s first team for four years. Prior to this he spent seven years at the French rugby union as Strength & Conditioning coach, sports scientist and Head of Athlete monitoring.
Mathieu has published more than 30 international peer-reviewed papers on the topic of sports science. He is the co-founder of the open-access journal Sports Performance & Science Reports growing to more than 100 scientific papers and 10,000 followers on Twitter.
Principal at Causeway Media Partners
Jasmine joined Causeway in 2017 and leads deal sourcing, diligence, and portfolio operations.
Prior to Causeway, Jasmine held sports-focused investing roles with The Raine Group and the San Francisco 49ers family office. Prior to that, she worked for the 49ers where she led strategic projects across sponsorship, ticket sales, stadium technology, retail, and concessions. Jasmine began her career at Bain & Company where she worked with retail and technology companies to support strategy development and operational improvements.
Jasmine received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar and her AB from Harvard University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Founder & CEO iSportConnect
Sree launched iSportconnect in June 2010 with a mission to bring together global sports business executives. Under his leadership, iSportconnect has become the largest global private network of sports business executives where membership is exclusive & follows a strict door policy.
Sree Varma has nineteen years of marketing and sales experience and has worked as Publisher at Business F1 & Sports Pro, and as a Consultant for Sport + Markt.
In 2017, Sree launched iSportconnect Capital, a new investor network providing investment opportunities for its members within the sport and leisure sector.
Dídac Lee is an entrepreneur at heart, since he started his career at 21 years old he founded 8 Tech Companies. Throughout his career Mr. Lee received important honors for his work, amongst them the price for the Best Technological Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge, Best Business Angel of 2019, Best Mentor Startups by the Founder Institute, and Doctor Honoris Causa.
Currently, he fully dedicates his time as a Co-Founder to Galdana Ventures, a fund of funds that invests in a selection of the best Venture Capital Managers globally.
Senior Executive Bundesliga
For more than 10 years Susanne is a senior executive in various strategy roles within the Deutsche Fussball Liga – Bundesliga. She is specialized in identifying, evaluating and enabling innovation opportunities through partnerships, JV’s and M&A within the leagues' investment program „DFL4Equity“.
Before she led the market entries and expansion strategies of the digital Bundesliga brand in SEA, China, US and Latam through focusing on a consequent diversification of the media value chain and digitalization of the portfolio in the DFL Group.
Prior to joining the Bundesliga, Susanne worked in several positions for Deutsche Telekom Group/T-Home/T-Online, responsible for setting up the Product marketing and sports business unit (OTT- Video-on-demand, mobile solutions, digital marketing and distribution).
CEO Eleven Sports
Luis has over 20 years experience in the Sports Industry in multiple roles with a special focus on Business development, Innovation and Transformation. He has managed, work and/or advised global sports stars such as Luis Figo, Ronaldo, Andryi Shevchenko, Roberto Carlos and Robinho.
Over the last 12 years he assumed a leading role as sports transformation evangelist, working in senior executive roles or provide C-level consultancy services to some of the world’s greatest brands in multiple sports: Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus, A1GP, Manchester City FC, Valencia CF and FIFA as well as assuming leading roles at commercial and innovation working groups.
Since 2020 he's the Group Chief Executive Officer of Eleven Sports.
4YFN is the world’s most influential startup business platform enabling startups, investors and corporations to create, discover and launch new ventures together. Held alongside MWC, 4YFN is the forum for entrepreneurship. Technology is changing the world, but entrepreneurs are changing technology.
N3XT Sports is a strategic consulting firm specialized in digital transformation, innovation, data, and investment strategy. N3XT Sports works with its clients to identify and address their most critical challenges, enabling them to achieve sustainable competitive advantage within the rapidly changing sports landscape. Born in the world's epicenter of innovation in Silicon Valley.