HYPE SPIN Accelerator Italy 2021

Shaping the Future of Sports Tech with Open Innovation!

Trentino Sviluppo, University of Trento and HYPE Sports Innovation have teamed up to bring sports tech startups a once in a lifetime opportunity. The leading brands in the sports are looking for new and innovative solutions that will shape the future of the sports industry. This is your chance to secure a pilot with them!

December 11, 2020

What are we looking for?

The HYPE SPIN Accelerator Italy is for startups/businesses with solutions in the following sectors that are dealing with current and future challenges. You have a great idea and it is scaleable, are passionate with energy and have a will to succeed than this is for you!

  • Safety and Security for outdoor sports

  • E-commerce marketing solutions for sportswear

  • Sustainable textile solution

  • Smart Wearables

  • Motorsport optimisation

The leading Sports Brands are looking for you!



Applications Open


Applications Close


Shortlist Announced

Matching specific solutions with brands


Kick Off HYPE SPIN Accelerator Italy


Opening Session

TBD – June

Closing Celebration

HYPE SPIN Accelerator Italy Mentors

Michele Tosi

Amir Raveh

President & Founder HYPE S.I.

Filippo Bazzanella

Andrea Cuoghi

Christian Giacom

Filippo Bazzanella

Giuseppe Lira

Jean Leclercq

Former Tennis GM Nike

Paolo Bouquet

Pro-Rector of Sport Development University of Trento

Uli Becker

Ex President & CEO Reebok

Ed Dvorak

President NAGI, Ex SVP Spalding

Gayatri Sarkar

Fund Managing Partner HYPE Capital

Guy-Laurent Epstein

Marketing Director UEFA

Rod Nenner

Former VP Washington Football Team

Sebastien Audoux

Head of Digital Sport Canal+

Steve Schuster

CEO Rainier Communication

Ayelet Hashachar Baram

Founder & CEO of Eco-Nautical

Etienne Fretault



Key Verticals

Powering 100s of Startups worldwide


Didn’t find the answer you were looking for?

Email us at: elinor@hypesportsinnovation.com

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.

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.

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.

We are looking to identify great founders who are proposing products that solve real problems or create meaningful innovations. We rate applications mainly according to your market segment and potentials, quality of founders and teams, revenue model and a technical assessment.

The duration of the accelerator program is 3 month, including the Bootcamp period.

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for?

Email us at: elinor@hypesportsinnovation.com

Application form

(Please submit only in English)

Italy Registration Form
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