No items found.

2023 Startup Competition & Trade Show

About This Event

SSAC23 Start Up Competition Finalists

To be Determined


The Startup Competition and 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. Those that are selected by the SSAC committee will have the opportunity to present their products and/or services to potential customers, business partners, investors, and employees.

This year, the competition will be held in-person and each finalist will be able to pitch to a panel of judges at the conference.

Past participants include successful organizations such as ShotTracker, Noah Basketball, Nex Team, and many others that have leveraged their exposure to industry thought-leaders to successfully raise larger funding rounds. For example, Perch, the 2019 competition winner recently closed on $4M in Funding.

The application is now closed


When and where will the SSAC Startup Competition and Trade Show be?

The 2023 SSAC Startup Competition and Trade Show will take place on March 3-4th 2023.

What does participation in the Startup Competition and Trade Show look like?

Trade Show Booth: Each participating startup will be given a booth to showcase its product or service to conference attendees.

Startup Competition: Each startup will present a 5 minute pitch for the judging panel of industry experts and investors. Startups should explain how their companies are revolutionizing the sports industry. Contestants may field questions from the panel if time permits.

What is the eligibility criteria for the Startup Competition and Trade Show?

In order to participate in the startup competition and trade show companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Will pay the entry fee to participate ($1,500)
  • Your company will receive one (1) GA ticket, one (1) exhibitor ticket, and a booth along a main corridor of the Hynes Convention Center as part of the entry fee.
  • Have not raised over $15 million, as of date of application
  • Have participated in one or fewer MIT SSAC Startup Competition & Trade Shows
  • Founders of the applying company retain some portion of ownership in the company

What are the benefits of participating in the Startup Competition and Trade Show?

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.

Winners of the Startup Competition, as determined by our panel of judges, will be awarded a prize - to be announced.

Do you have additional information about the Trade Show Booth?

The SSAC committee will distribute additional Trade Show Booth guidelines to participants.

Does the MIT SSAC have a social media presence? If so, how can our company interact with the MIT SSAC?

Yes, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (SSAC) is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Once payment is confirmed, the MIT SSAC will be able to engage with your startup (e.g. follow, retweet) on social media. Therefore, we recommend any public disclosure of your organization’s attendance to be announced after the payment confirmation.

Careers and Competitions Room
March 3, 2022
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
See Full Schedule
Dropbox Access Link