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ABOUT HYPE Sports Innovation
We pride ourselves on the ability to solve the sports industry’s real challenges through the power of Innovation. Our Global Virtual Accelerator is nurturing partnerships between sports tech startups and the biggest clubs and brands in the game: PSG, Miami Dolphins, FIBA, LAFC, River Plate, and more… our vision is to impact people’s lives through the power of sports and innovation!
Consultant & Chief Business Officer at Atelligent Global Consulting
VP, PChome Group
Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan Normal University
Professor, University of Taipei
Chen Yueh Chen
Professor, National Taiwan Sport University
Professor, National Taiwan Sport University
Innovation and Accelerator Program Manager
BD Director, UNP Energy
Head of Business Development Asia, Sportradar
Sam X. Li
Head of International Business Strategy, Sina Sports
Consultant, TENLife Health Technology
The Olympic Partners Sr. Expert, Beijing Organizing Committee of 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Decathlon Taiwan Footwear and Textile Innovation Leader
IT Planner of We Share Baseball of Dragons Baseball Club
Founder of Brand Motor
Jin Hui Wong
Vice President of Citrine Capital
Director at Wallonie Export-Investment Agency in Taiwan
Secretary General of Taiwan Sports Industry Development Association (TSIDA)
Founder of Aedge Ventures
Co-Founder of BlackStorm Consulting
Former Tennis GM Nike
Ex President & CEO Reebok
President NAGI, Ex SVP Spalding
Founder She VC
Marketing Director UEFA
VP Washington Football
Head of Digital Sport Canal+
CEO Rainier Communication
Business Consultant of Atelligent Global Consulting Corp.
Professor, National Taiwan University of Sport
Business Consultant of Atelligent Global Consulting Corp
Managing Partner of TX Ventures
ABOUT HYPE GLOBAL VIRTUAL ACCELERATOR TAIWAN – 6TH CYCLE!
The 6th cycle of the HYPE Global Virtual Accelerator Taiwan aims to bringstartups from around the worldtogether toconvert their ideasinto concrete revenue-generating solutions, showcase them on the world sports tech stage and offer various priceless opportunities. Including connecting, learning from, and interacting with industry leaders.
The program will be conducted in a HYBRID format – International Startups will have a100% Virtual programand local Taiwanese startups will be invited to several physical events. *International startups that will be able to travel to Taiwan will also be invited to attend the physical events.
1st March - Applications Open
Submit your application
8th April - Applications Close
Soon after will email all applicants with an update on their status in the program
28th April - Bootcamp
The beginning of your journey to success.
This is where you will pitch to be selected for the 6th GVA Taiwan Cohort
3rd May - Program Begins
4/5th May - Meet The Big Shots | Full Body Check
A full body check is the first thing to do before you run and run in this adventure.
We invite TX Ventures to send out full crews to polish you out and set goals to reach your dream.
19th May - Sports Universities Meetup
You never need to worry when we can assemble the most prestigious professors from all Taiwanese Sports Universities for you at once.
1st June - Midterm Review
Time to look back and see how far we've come to take necessary steps moving forward!
16th June - Pitch Perfect Workshop
Ready for the Demo day, you need some boost to make your pitch perfect.
14th July - DEMO DAY
A startup must run with a dream, the world is quick but we are quicker, let’s show them something they have never seen before on the demo day.
Submit your Application
(Complete the short questionnaire below)
NB: Make sure you have the following materials ready:
✅ Company One Pager ✅ Company Pitch Deck ✅ Company Logo ✅ Link to Product Video
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I apply from outside the hosting region and country?
Absolutely. Applications are welcome from outside the hosting region and country. If you see yourself as high potential company in the areas of sports-innovation, do apply. Some of our programs may offer travel and support assistance as well.
What stage of a startup are you looking for?
We are looking for sports innovation companies with the highest potential for growth and return on investment. Selected startups cover a wide range of sectors, product stages and sizes. Whilst significant revenue is a strong validation of your business model, we still value other metrics to assess your growth potential.
Can I apply as a single founder?
We are excited about working with founders who are really passionate about solving a big problem and have taken the first steps to building something that customers find valuable. While we have found that teams with multiple co-founders are able to dramatically improve their positioning and offering following the program, we do occasionally invest in single founders. Typically a single founder has a product with customer traction and is actively seeking a co-founder, which is something we can also help you with.