Startups Journey

With HYPE you are never alone

Tailored activity for reaching your endgame

$181M Total Raised



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About HYPE Startup Journey
(Pre-Seed to A+)

Some of our partners

The Largest Global Sports Tech Ecosystem

Sports Tech Verticals

Powering 100s
of Startups worldwide

Investors and Mentors

Thomas Grota

Strategy at Telekom Deutschland

Prof. Dr. Sascha L. Schmidt

Director of the Center for Sports and Management WHU

Peter Rost

Investor, Advisor and Profiler Conscious Entrepreneurship

Tim Schumacher


Marco Villela

Innovation Design & Prototyping Leader, Decathlon

Jordi Cruyff

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

Robert Müller von Vultejus

Managing Director bei Lagardère Sports

Ralf Reichert


Michael Broda

Chairman, Delta Capital

Ryan Mccumber

Founder & CEO at Sports

Alain Krzentowski

Founder Krzentowski finances

Gerard Klein

Former GM Asics Footwear

Paolo Bouquet

Pro-Rector of Sport Development University of Trento

James Skinner

Director: Institute for Sport Business Loughborough University

Mike Levy

Investor and Technology Entrepreneur

Sarah J Kelly

Deputy Chair Brisbane Lions

Hank Huang

Director, Center of Industry Accelerator and Patent Strategy
(產業加速器暨專利開發策略中心 主任 since 2013)

Bernd Wahler

CEO Sportsgeist, Board member Blackroll AG, ex CMO adidas

Philipp Liesenfeld

FC Köln, Head of Corporate Development and Internationalization

Marion Reichel

1.FC Köln Innovation Management

CiCi Lee

BD Director, Flexwave Energy Co., LTD

Nancy Liu

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

Dorothee Berard

Innovation, Conception Leader, Decathlon

Ruth Cremer

Startup Coach & Mentor, Speaker, Moderator

Cynthia Atieno Mumbo

Founder & CEO, Sports Connect Africa

Guy-Laurent Epstein

Marketing Director UEFA
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

contact for more info

Not sure what is the right program for you? Have a call with our Team
who are focusing on taking the leading startups to the next level, helping sports clubs,
federations and brands to solve their main challenges and convert innovation into commercial success.

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