The 1st Global Esports Accelerator

Solving industry’s real problems

Get funding and work with the biggest brands in esports
Showcase a real implementation to the entire ecosystem

ABOUT HYPE Inside Track

Hosted by leading sports brands, the HYPE InsideTrack program gives a group of up to 6 startups the opportunity to have a pilot with the brand, receive the necessary funding to plan and execute the pilot and gain exposure to the entire sportstech ecosystem.

Each startup will be chosen to the program by SK Gaming and Lagardère Sports, together with HYPE expert knowledge and collaboration.



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Up to 15 startups will participate in a 3-day Bootcamp, where they pitch in front of the selection committee


Program Kickoff

5 startups will be selected to take part in the program


Demo Day

Pitch your startup at SPOBIS Gaming & Media in front of a crowd of global sports brands, clubs and investors


Amir Raveh

President & Founder HYPE S.I.

Alexander Müller

CEO, SK Gaming E-Sport

Bernd Wahler

Ex CMO adidas, Ex President VfB Stuttgart

Michael Broda

Chairman, Delta Capital

Philipp Liesenfeld

FC Köln, Head of Corporate Development and Internationalization

Ryan Mccumber

Founder & CEO at Sports

Hiro Kishi

VP Sports Sponsoring T. Mobile

Ruth Cremer

Startup Coach & Mentor, Speaker, Moderator

Marion Reichel

1.FC Köln Innovation Management

Philipp Klotz

CEO & Co-Owner SPONSORs Verlag GmbH

Tim Schumacher


Uli Becker

Ex President & CEO Reebok

Jörg Binnenbrücker

Founding Partner at Capnamic Ventures

Federico Winer

Innovation Consultant, HYPE Board member

Alain Krzentowski

Founder Krzentowski finances

Jimmy Lynn

Co-founder and Vice-President at Kiswe Mobile

Sebastien Audoux

Head of Digital Sport Canal+
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This process might take a few minutes. You will be asked to upload your pitch deck so please prepare it in advance.

In order for us to be able to properly evaluate your eligibility to the HYPE Inside Track Accelerator eSports program, we kindly ask that you complete all of the following questions as accurately as possible.

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