Marcel Isakowitz

Founder & Managing Director at BALLYMPICS


Marcel has 16+ years of worldwide professional experience in/for 60+ countries as consultant and manager for football & Olympic sports, sports-tech, healthcare and digital innovation projects. He holds a MSc. in Sports Science & Economics and a football coaching UEFA License A. 


As a player for the U21 National Team of Germany as well as the University National Team of Germany he gained deep insights into high performance and talent development environments. He is also an experienced coaching educator on behalf of Berlin Football Association.


Being a passionate entrepreneur he actively shapes startup ecosystems, e.g. creating Mixed (Augmented) Reality solutions in high performance football, building the ‘SportsTech Germany Meetup’ ecosystem, mentoring for ambitious startups for example via leAD Sports Accelerator Berlin & Lake Nona (Florida) or Startupbootcamp Melbourne, and acting as business angel or simply trusted advisor.


Marcel has intensive work experience with German FA (DFB), Bundesliga (DFL), Double PASS (footpass), WYNRS Soccer, ASPIRE Academy for Sports Excellence, Rugby Sevens Hong Kong, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF). In addition, he served as subject matter expert with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as well as entrepreneur-in-residence with researching Fraunhofer Institute and venture building Entrepreneur First (EF) and Antler.


With worldwide experience not only as a player but also as a professional consultant, manager and coach Marcel successfully led projects in all kinds of cultural settings. (Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, North-America, Caribbean, South-America, Africa, Europe, Asia)



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