The leAD SPORT1 Accelerator boosts sports tech startups from seed to fully functioning profitable ventures. Read more about our program!
We welcomed seven startups from around the world who were chosen to receive 12 weeks of training in business, leadership and pitching skills. Watch our Demo Day video to see their journey.
We’ll host you and your team in Berlin – one of the most promising startup capitals in the world — for three months. We’ll enrich your team spirit, feed your entrepreneurial savviness, accelerate your learning curve, challenge your pivoting skills, grow your network, and open doors to the most important players in the sports industry.
Business, leadership and pitching skills, stress testing your business plan and a full setup of business documents and legal framework.
Sports business veterans, successful founders, CEOs as well as VC’s and tech experts that share their experience, skills, and network.
Get not only the smartest early product feedback possible with our industry partners, but possibly also gain customers.
Pitch in front of dozens of investors at demo day and in 1:1 meetings with selected VCs.
Tailored to the needs of startups and sports startups in particular.
For each one of the final startups to cover your expenses.
The first sports accelerator in Germany and one of the 1st movers globally.
Free membership deals plus regular sports and mindfulness sessions on-site.
Of the final selected startups.
Our program is designed to provide you with lots of knowledge to boost your business while giving you enough time to put these insights into practice. Expect weekly input and coaching sessions in the most relevant topics and weekly recurring activities to help you set and meet milestones, deepen your knowledge, grow your network, and have fun while at it.
"leAD Sports is taking on a pioneering role with their accelerator offering. They have comprehensive sports tech know-how, plus a unique network in this form – of mentors, investors and decision-makers from the sports industry and related sectors such as tech, finance, health, and media. SPORT1, as a leading sports platform in the German speaking market with many years of experience and great innovative capacity, has the mission to develop sports and competitions and build them up into attractive brands. With our program, we want to jointly position ourselves as the top innovators in the sports and media sector, step up existing connections to key figures in the tech and entrepreneurship scene and build up new contacts."
Olaf Schröder, CEO of Constantin Medien AG and Chairman of the Management of Sport1 GmbH
Program participants attend intensive training sessions with our partners and mentors – experts in their disciplines who have one thing in common: a true passion for sports.
Participants benefit from exclusive product and service deals by our partners and access to our vast network of pivotal corporates in the sports and startup world.
SEOmonitor is an award-winning tool designed to help businesses overcome the industry’s challenges by developing innovative technologies for specialists to make the most out of the available data and deliver insightful and reliable reports
SEmonitor tool usage for all the startups. The promo code gives the start-ups unlimited users, 1 website & 200 keywords to track. It is available for one year from the moment it is used.
Riedel Communications provides pioneering real-time signal transport networks for video, audio and communications serving broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security applications worldwide.
RIEDEL provides dedicated partnerships for product development, marketing and sales support in the areas of data acquisition and transmission (tracking, tele metrics, radio, broadcasting (audio and video), timing, etc.).
MILK is an independent owner-managed fullservice agency. We offer strategic brand management and creative design – supporting all media: online, offline, motion and live communication.
All leAD startups receive a 20% off the regular MILK fees. On top MILK would love to award one of the leAD finalists with a “Start-Up” design package up to 5.000,- EUR. Add some color to your outstanding product – welcome at the MILK table.