Sports, technology and collaborative innovation : How tech startups are changing the game

Professional sports teams are increasingly turning to new technologies and startups to gain a competitive edge. It’s in that collaborative context that Eintracht Frankfurt and TechQuartier teamed up to work out a challenging program that helped 14 European SportsTech startups to boost their business: MMI SportsTech. 

During the bootcamp, which was held from April 23 – 27, the startups got the chance to work on their idea with mentors, partners, VCs and industry professionals at TechQuartier and at Commerzbank Arena, the official training facility of Eintracht Frankfurt.

In the following video Dr. Thomas Funke (Co-Director of TechQuartier ) explains why this program was set up, Timm Jäger (Advisor to the Executive Board – Digital Projects at Eintracht Frankfurt) highlights how Eintracht and the Bundesliga are dealing with digitalisation and Alex Pinter (Co-Founder of Playersvote, a participating SportsTech startup) points out the challenges and opportunities of SportsTech startups with professional clubs:


2018-05-17T16:36:32+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: General, SportsTech|Tags: , , , , , , |

About the Author:

Alina Kilian
Alina works in the Marketing and Research Team at TechQuartier. She is originally from Darmstadt but has lived in Luxembourg and France for a long time and already got the chance to visit both Startup hubs Sillicon Valley and Tel Aviv. She is currently writing her Master Thesis and supporting Hugo in telling the stories of Frankfurt's amazing community and make it shine on the global stage.