The Lab model accelerates the normal incubator process, saving startups years often lost in product development. We have already scouted more than 500 companies, assessed 100 startups and piloted 16 ideas, leading to investment or collaboration with eight tech pioneers. On Infront’s Day of Innovation 3.0, 12 startups will also have the opportunity to pitch to our team.
TechCrunch research suggests fan engagement technologies connected to live streaming, eSports and content platforms will have the biggest impact on the industry in 2020, with athlete performance tech and stadium experience coming in second and third.
This sounds about right, but our industry insight suggests groundbreaking startups can have a much wider impact on every facet of the sports industry given the right conditions as recently witnessed at the Men's EHF EURO 2020. Infront's partnerships with technological start-ups enhanced the tournament's impact achieving a broad reach. With Infront Lab, we are creating that platform to transform the sports tech industry and the destiny of the best startups entering the market each year.