The no.1 Global Virtual Sports Innovation Accelerator network

$181M Total Raised Capital



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About Global Virtual Accelerators

“The more you dream, the further you get”– Michael Phelps

We are the leading Global platform for sports innovation, transforming people’s lives, with 40k+ members (Startups, Sports Leaders, Clubs, Brands, Investors and Mentors) and a proven gateway for converting SportsTech into business success. With partnerships in four continents, HYPE Sports Innovation has built the world’s first global sports innovation startup accelerator network, hosted by academic institutions and sports clubs.

The HYPE Global Virtual Accelerators helps startups from all over the world to convert their ideas into bona fide innovations and solutions, showcase them on the world stage and offer various opportunities to connect, learn from and interact with industry leaders.

Our Accelerators lead to an unmatched Equity portfolio including 200+ startups that graduated from the HYPE Global Accelerators, raising a total of $181M and 40% raised 2nd round

Previous partners

A global network of 12 locations

GVA2.0 Verticals

Powering 100s
of Startups worldwide

Partners and Mentors

Ryan Mccumber

Founder & CEO at Sports

Christian Lau

Chief Technology Officer at the Los Angeles Football Club

Frank Leenders

Director General at FIBA Media & Marketing Services SA

Jamie Leonoff

Technology, strategy and innovation at NY Hockey Holdings

Juan Cascio

Head Of International Business Development at Club Atlético River Plate

Kimberly Rometo

SVP, CITO at Atlanta Hawks

Machar Reid

Head of Innovation at Tennis Australia

Manu Leroy

Director Marketing & Communication at Royal Belgian FA

Massimo Marinelli

Sports, Media & Entertainment, ASER Ventures

Massimo Marinelli

Sports, Media & Entertainment, ASER Ventures

Mathieu Lacome

Head of Research and Development at Paris Saint-Germain

Anthony Miranda

Vice President Technology at Toronto Blue Jays


Decathlon Taiwan Digital Platform Leader

Nancy Liu

The Olympic Partners Sr. Expert, Beijing Organizing Committee of 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Sam X. Li

Head of International Business Strategy, Sina Sports

Philipp Liesenfeld

FC Köln, Head of Corporate Development and Internationalization

Ruth Cremer

Startup Coach & Mentor, Speaker, Moderator

Marion Reichel

1.FC Köln Innovation Management

Gayatri Sarkar

Fund Managing Partner HYPE Capital

Alexander Müller

CEO, SK Gaming E-Sport

Marco Suvilaakso

Ex. Global Product Director at Polar

James Skinner

Director: Institute for Sport Business Loughborough University

Jimmy Lynn

Co-founder and Vice-President at Kiswe Mobile

Guy-Laurent Epstein

Marketing Director UEFA

Jordi Cruyff

Head coach, Ecuador national football team. Advisory board member, HYPE Capital

Sarah J Kelly

Deputy Chair Brisbane Lions

Jean Leclercq

Former Tennis GM Nike

Sebastien Audoux

Head of Digital Sport Canal+

Aviad Meitar

Entrepreneur and Investor, HYPE Capital

Yossi Sela

Managing Partner, Gemini Ventures

Cynthia Atieno Mumbo

Founder & CEO, Sports Connect Africa
Join Our Ecosystem


HYPE SPIN® Accelerator program is an important conjunction point between ideas and potential companies which will contribute to build a cluster of innovative sports companies in our region

Paolo Bouquet
University of Trento
Paolo Bouquet
Paolo Bouquet
University of Trento
Professor James Skinner
Professor James Skinner
Director of the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough University
Dr Sarah Kelly
Dr Sarah Kelly
Senior Lecturer, sports law and marketing, University of Queensland
Bernd Wahler
Bernd Wahler
Former HYPE Chairman, ex CMO ADIDAS, ex President VfB Stuttgart
Rod Nenner
Rod Nenner
Former VP at the Washington Commanders
Callum Hemsley
Callum Hemsley
Jack Ng
Jack Ng
Sansible Wearables
Jim Law
Jim Law
Find a Player
William Ferguson
William Ferguson
Wylas Timing
Rob Joseph
Rob Joseph
CEO and co-Founder ANIT.ordinary
Craig Meek
Craig Meek
Jacopo Vigna
Jacopo Vigna
Bob Tetiva
Bob Tetiva
Sense Arena


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