Startup Competition & Trade Show

2018 Startup Competition & Trade Show

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The Startup Competition & Trade Show provides an opportunity for selected startups and small companies to showcase their innovations in the fields of sports-related technologies, products, and services. This year, startups and small companies will be selected by the SSAC committee to present their products and/or services to potential customers, business partners, investors, and employees.

Trade Show: All participating startups will be given an allotment of space, in a prime location of the conference, to showcase their product or service to conference attendees during both days of the conference. In addition, the trade show is a valuable networking and business development opportunity for all startup participants.  Stakeholders from across the sports industry such as investors, corporate sponsors, media companies, professional athletes, general managers, customers, and more will be among conference attendees.

Startup Competition: All participating startups will be divided into competition tracks. Each startup will have 5 minutes to present their business and explain how their company is revolutionizing the sports industry, followed by a short Q&A session with a panel of judges. The winner of each competition track, as determined by our panel of judges, will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize.


SSAC18 Participants

See below for the entries selected for this year’s Startup Competition & Trade Show:

2018 MIT SLOAN SPORTS ANALYTICS CONFERENCE Startup Competition & Trade Show


The following companies are competitors in the Technology Services Track of the Startup Competition:

Fansure Fansure provides fans reassurance that their favorite players will play in the game – or get 50% of their ticket cost back!
FanWide FanWide helps sports fans find the closest watch party or fan club, for any team in any city, while measuring out-of-home TV viewership. LogoBase leverages league and team brand assets, enabling data analytics at the logo level, product automation, and brand compliance.
PlayersVote PlayersVote provides fan-based performance ratings to organizations + teams, bringing the fan much closer to the live game via FB Messenger.
Timecode Archive Inc. We build Narrative Graph – the world’s largest timecode archive on sports and entertainment.
Zegami Zegami is a revolution in data and image exploration that uncovers insights in your player data.

The following companies are competitors in the Performance Devices Track of the Startup Competition:

Boston Biomotion Proteus system revolutionizes the way athletes train and recover, while providing automated tools to monitor and manage player health.
Fit Tech Wearables FTW can visualize human joint kinematics over time, allowing for real-time biomechanical analysis to prevent injury and enhance performance.
MentalRep MentalRep is an AI football playbook simulator that enables a player to practice off the field and will analyze their mental performance.
NEX Team Inc. Built by ex-Apple engineers, is a mobile AI app which understands your basketball shots and games in real time!
Protxx, Inc. Precision wearable sensor platform monitors and reduces cumulative sub-concussive head impact exposure and related orthopedic injury risks.
ShotTracker ShotTracker is a sensor-based solution that autonomously captures real-time statistical and performance data for basketball teams.
TritonWear Inc. Our advanced sports wearables bring the power of sports science to the masses to maximize performance gains and minimize the risk of injury.