The Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy has named its next class of sports tech startups that will take part in the 13-week program.
The Indianapolis-based initiative says the cohort is made up of 11 entrepreneurs whose innovations range from at-home fitness and artificial intelligence to sports data and team management.
The newest class includes startups from around the world, including students from New York, Denver, London, and Dublin.
“Our program is a unique mechanism for innovative companies to gain traction and ultimately succeed in the broadly defined sports, media and entertainment industries,” said Jordan Fliegel, managing director at Techstars. “In finalizing this year’s class, we continued our global search for the best founders – with tremendous determination and vision – and teams working on the most timely and exciting subcategories within the overall sports and fitness ecosystems.”
The three-month program began today and will run through September 2 when the developers showcase their businesses to a group of more than 500 investors.
“We continue to be impressed with our Techstars partnership,” said Aaron Gillum, senior vice president at 50 South Capital Advisors. “The team works with some of the best tech companies in the world to recruit, mentor and scale their businesses; building a vibrant sports-tech ecosystem for our corporate partners and the greater Indianapolis region.”
The 2021 Class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy includes:
- Curastory (NYC) – Allows creators to shoot and edit high-quality video, monetize shows, and distribute to all of their video channels.
- Flexia (Sacramento) – A connected fitness company that provides a Pilates Reformer and online studio with patentable technology to be used at home.
- Freeplay (Salt Lake City) – A platform where independent fitness instructors teach in-person and online fitness classes, outside of a gym.
- Grind (Houston) – A portable rebounding machine enabling optimal daily repetition to reach peak performance. The software platform will give real-time feedback to players and coaches via their mobile device.
- Kairos (Belfast, UK) – A communication tool for professional sports teams, provides feedback to players and offers time savings and efficiencies to staff members, administrators and coaches.
- Own The Moment (Tampa Bay) – OTM provides the content, tools, analytics and insights needed to build a community around collecting and investing in NFTs.
- Launchpad (Denver) – In-home, athletic training platform with AI coaching for young athletes.
- LegitFit (Cork, Ireland) – The online platform helps health and fitness professionals build their businesses, save time and increase earnings.
- SportsIcon (London) – An NFT platform that allows sports enthusiasts to own part of the journey of their icons through limited-edition digital collectibles.
- PWRFWD (Concord, NH) – A marketplace that is pioneering the Athlete-to-Consumer industry by connecting athletes with fans through their own custom-made products on an ecommerce platform.
- PlayerData (Edinburgh, Scotland) – Technology that helps individual athletes and teams train across multiple sports and platforms.