We set out to shape the future of living by accelerating startups through a six-month-long program! Are you joining the revolution?
What began as a desire for a smarter, more sustainable everyday living quickly became one of the best-selling, master designed communities in America and an epicenter of innovation. Imagined as a smart city designed to accelerate innovation and well-being, today the Lake Nona community is a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity.
With a life sciences cluster heralded as “the new global destination for medical innovation,” a booming sports and performance district, high-tech innovation centers, and a growing commercial district, Lake Nona has become a destination for industry leaders looking to be a part of this collaborative performance ecosystem. Creating these “centers of excellence” derives from the Tavistock approach, where design thinking balances innovation, functionality, and aesthetics with a strong financial return.
Our Sports & Health Tech program in Lake Nona will enable a group of carefully selected startups to take advantage of Lake Nona’s Verizon 5G broadband capacity, enabling testing of innovative technologies and solutions, and helping talented individuals bring their businesses to the market. We provide ongoing advice, pitch training, workshops, 1-on-1 sessions to ensure that our startups are investor-ready by the end of the program.
Our program is designed to provide startups with lots of knowledge to boost their business while giving them enough time to put these insights into practice. In weekly input and coaching sessions, we help you set and meet milestones, deepen your knowledge, grow your network, and have fun while at it.
Learn from experts in areas such as growth marketing, sales, and pitching. Stress testing your business plan and full setup of business documents and legal framework. Get access to a digital learning platform with tutorials, cases, and tools.
Need 5G to develop, test, and run your product? We have it. Looking for the right partners? Work with our leading scientists and experts in the high standard facilities of one of the Lake Nona medical partners.
Get mentorship from sports business veterans, successful founders, CEOs, and VCs from Florida, all over the U.S. as well as the global leAD ecosystem. They'll share their experience, skills, and network.
Get support from backend and frontend developers to take your product to the next level. Make your business rock solid with the help of our legal and accounting experts.
We also provide a cash investment of $75.000 USD for every startup that will be selected to participate in the program.
Yes, free housing for the founders’ team in the brand new Lake Nona apartments next to the accelerator space during the entire time of the program. This includes access to a gym, sports facilities, and bicycles for every participant.
A beautiful and exclusive space for you to focus on what really matters: developing your product and growing as an entrepreneur.
Through the Lake Nona Living Lab, you get access to more than 5,000 connected homes. Work with leading athletes, coaches and experts in the headquarter of the USTA, the biggest tennis site in the world, the adidas performance center, or two of the best-rated golf clubs globally.
Of the final selected startups.
All the startups on the program will have a focus on technology, the sweet spot around which the leAD network is centered. Within that, we are focusing our worldwide search for startups on three focus points: sports and health tech, smart cities, and the future of nutrition.
Sports tech solutions are increasingly merging with health tech, with golden opportunities arising at the intersection between the two to help people live healthier and longer lives. For the second area, smart cities, Lake Nona’s unmatched broadband capacity provides the perfect environment for startups who leverage big data to solve everyday issues, particularly those which make us more active, mobile, and healthy. Last but certainly not least, the future of nutrition is a key component of the future of living. Innovative solutions are now bringing professional standard nutrition research & technology to the mass market.
We leverage our network to source relevant mentor relations for each startup. By truly understanding our startups’ needs, strengths & weaknesses, we can connect them with accomplished entrepreneurs, corporates and investors.
Our startups benefit from exclusive product and service deals by our partners and access to our vast network of pivotal brands, corporates, associations in the worlds of sports, health, nutrition, and technology.
Keep an eye on this space: more partner deals will be announced very soon!
HubSpot is a software platform that helps you generate leads, close details, and manage your pipeline. HubSpot offers a growth stack of products for customer relationship management, marketing, and sales.
HubSpot’s CRM aligns sales and marketing with ease, HubSpot Marketing helps you grow your traffic and convert more visitors into customers, and HubSpot Sales helps you skyrocket your productivity and close more deals with less work.
LambdaWorks is a software development studio specialized in helping startups with the technical side of their product, supporting founders in the early tech decisions. Core services: concept design, prototyping, mobile, web and custom software development, BI, and product management.
leAD startups receive free technical consulting, a 20–30% service discount for 6 months and the first 2 weeks are on us if we're not a fit.
Lyon Visuals is a full-service visualization studio. Their team works closely with the world’s leading brands, agencies, and businesses; providing them with 3D modeling/rendering, photography and production CAD files.
Lyon Visuals is giving all leAD Accelerator startups up to 15% off their modeling and CAD needs.
Think-it is an engineering collective that helps innovative teams do more with less. We develop and deploy software engineers, helping partners rethink how to build high-performing engineering teams. We specialize in data science and machine learning, cloud development and full-stack development.
Hire an engineer or data scientist from Think-it, save 10% per month for 3 months. Or hire 2 or more to save 15% for 6 months. Schedule a 1:1 consultation to discuss remote work best practices, scope engineering requirements, and more at no cost.
Amazon Web Services partners with leAD Sports and offers a plethora of benefits for companies backed by LSA. This includes training, credits, business support, and a whole team devoted to helping startups scale their company.
Amazon Web Services offers discounted rates for their services to all selected leAD startups.
WB Engineering is a product design company dedicated to assisting clients in consolidating ideas into fine, quality products. WB Engineering specializes in optimizing products for better functionality, manufacturability, and profitability, looking at the idea as a holistic, viable product.
Clients backed and partnered with leAD have access to exclusive project packages which help startups reduce costs with a special leAD Sports rate. Your rate while partnered with leAD will save thousands of dollars in engineering prototyping.