The Indiana Sports Corp. has named the 10 startups that will participate in the second class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy. The three-year initiative in Indianapolis aims to support startups across a variety of sectors and business models in sports technology.
In collaboration with partner organizations, Techstars selected the following organizations to take part in the second class: F2K Gaming, Beastcoast, Esportudo, Locker, Fitnescity, ZoneIn, Tennibot, SenSwim, REZA, and Rebus.
The participants will relocate to Indianapolis for three months for mentorship with entrepreneurs and industry experts.
“After a great inaugural year of the Techstars Sports Accelerator, we are thrilled about the announcement of the 2020 companies,” said Steve Simon, owner and alternate NBA Governor of Pacers Sports and Entertainment. “One of the mottos surrounding Pacers Sports and Entertainment over the past few years has been ‘We Grow Basketball Here’. Part of growing basketball here is the growth of analytics, data, and innovation. It’s important for us to grow talent, specifically tech. We are excited about our collective ability to incubate the next generation of companies led by tremendous founders reimagining the future of sports.”
The organization says the 2020 class represents industries from eSports and sports media, to AI/Robotics, fan engagement, athleisure, and athlete wellness.
The program was announced in 2018 with founding partner organizations, including the Next Level Fund, Indiana Sports Corp., NCAA, and Pacers Sports & Entertainment, in addition to the supporting partners the Indianapolis Colts, NTT IndyCar Series, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“Indiana’s tech sector and love of sports are the perfect doubles partners,” said Governor Eric Holcomb. “I’m thrilled to see this great forum for innovators thrive here, and I’m so proud to help fuel ingenuity and entrepreneurship with our Next Level Fund.”