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In this new reality, sports need innovation more than ever. 

Early 2020, HYPE Sports Innovation teamed up with the biggest sports brands to create 

the first GVA with the mission of solving the Sports industry’s real challenges in this new reality. 

Our GVA 2.0 Partners

ALL PARTNERS ARE COMMITTED TO SELECTING 1+ WINNING PILOT

SPORTS TECH VERTICALS

(Click on each vertical to see their specific challenges)

Clubs & Federations

Media & Broadcasting

Esports & Gaming

Motorsports

Performance & Fitness

Sports Betting

Winter Sports

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

A Focused 

3 month Program

Unprecedented Opportunity to Scale Fast

Secure a Pilot

with a leading sports brand

Connect with investors and VC's

1-on-1 Sessions with

Expert Mentors in your field

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Borja Varela

Marisa Reich

Ryan McCumber

Gerard Klein

Alberto Garriga Bugallo

Jean Leclercq

Former Head of Events

Infront Sports & Media

Founder and CEO at

SportsTech.AI

Former GM Footwear at

ASICS

Former Director at

Liberty Global

Former Manager a

Red Bull Air Race

Former Tennis GM a

NIKE Europe

Media & Broadcasting

Clubs & Federations

Verticals

Performance  & Fitness

Vertical

Esports & Gaming

Sports Betting

Verticals

Motor Sports

Vertical

Home Run

Vertical

Winter Sports

Vertical

LEAD MENTORS

Meet the lead mentors amongst the 50+ mentors that will accompany the startups during the program

Jochen Losch

CEO and Owner

JL sports Investment

Greg Turner

Founder and Managing director 

Schenzhen high performance event management 

Claude Ruibal

Chairman of the Board

HBS

Jason Chung

Executive Director of Esports

University of New Haven

Jerome De Chaunac

Managing Director Americas

Paris Saint Germain

Sarah Lewis

2000-2020 Secretary General

International Ski Federation

Chris Golier

Vice President

National Hockey League

Brian Esposito

Founder

Esposito Intellectual Enterprise

Jerome Hiquet

Former CMO

Formula E

Ed Dvorak 

Jean Leclercq

Gayatri Sarkar

SVP

NAGI Smartpool

Former GM

NIKE

Founder

SHE-VC

SELECTION COMMITTEE

Sebastian Soria

CCO at

Cruzados SADP

Lorin Hamlin

Innovation Partnerships at Under Armour

Jimmy Lynn

Co-founder and Vice-President at Kiswe Mobile

Marion Reichel

Innovation Management, at 1.FC Köln

Sean Walker

CTO at 

Philadelphia Phillies

Ivan Filletti

Chief Operating Officer at GamingMalta

Alexander Müller

Owner at

SK Gaming

Moritz Michael Mücke

Head of Digital Innovations at DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga

Tom Waller

SVP Advanced Innovation, Chief Science Officer at lululemon

Ralf Reichert

Co CEO at

ESL

Juan Iraola

Chief Innovation Officer at Real Sociedad and Sports Innovation Alliance

Philipp Liesenfeld

Head of Corporate Development and Internationalization, 1.FC Köln

Wim Sweldens

Co-Founder 

at Kiswe Mobile

Matt Gardner

Vice President, Digital Media & Emerging Technology at St. Louis Blues

Guido Murguia

Director / CFO 

at Caliente Interactive

Christoph Winterling

Commercial and Marketing Director presso at 

FC Bologna

Jonathan Krumholz

Partnership Sales Executive at Wolves

Pietro Marini

Group Head of Innovation 

at Deltatre

Trees De Bruyne

Director Bark.today, Startup Mentor, VRT

François Vasseur

Marketing Director at Federation Française de Football

Glen Killane

Executive Director at Eurovision Sport

Richard Pepper

Head of Digital at Wolves

Ricardo Zapata

Marketing Director at 

Club Atlético Nacional

Kris Knief

Director of Business Intelligence, Vegas Golden Knights