The Home of New Ideas in Sport

The Leaders Sport Business Summit is the home of new ideas in sport and plays a key role in driving innovation and championing new talent across the industry. At this year’s Summit the next generation of great and disruptive ideas will be identified and celebrated from the world’s technology startup community, and we’ll be helping bring them to life at the ‘Leaders Sports Tech Startup Competition’ in front of a live audience of up to 400 senior industry executives.

About the Competition

With a rigorous judging process to filter down applications from around the world, the 5 most promising start-ups in sports business and performance tech will be identified. These ‘Final 5’ will be invited to Chelsea FC and the Leaders Sport Business Summit on 5 October 2017 to pitch their product or service to an expert judging panel – a cross-section of sport covering broadcast media, a sports team, a sports league and venture capital.

The winning start-up selected by the judges will be given the opportunity to hold meetings with top executives from competition supporters Chelsea FC, Sky Sports and LA Clippers, have access to a series of Sports Tech Accelerator programmes around the world, and be the centre piece of a major sports industry report on sports technology.

Whilst there can only be one winner, all short-listed finalists will have the chance to showcase their product to the sports industry at the Leaders Summit and will also be included in the sports technology report circulated after the event.


Guidance for Applicants Application form

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Key Information

Stamford Bridge
Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS
5 October 2017