Enter First Ever Global Sports Symposium Startup Up Pitch Competition

Enter First Ever Global Sports Symposium Startup Up Pitch Competition

Enter First Ever Global Sports Symposium Startup Up Pitch Competition

Sports Techie business entrepreneurs worldwide can enter to win the first ever Global Sports Symposium Startup Up Pitch Competition. All the entry information is below for this free contest. The first annual Global Sports Symposium Pitch Competition thrives to be the best opportunity to get your start-up crucial exposure to top agencies, teams, leagues, and entrepreneurs in the sports industry. The 2104 GSS Pitch Competition deadline is April 22. The GSS is on May 15, at Emirates Stadium, London, England.  I offer my complimentary services to any sports technology startup or Sports Techie community blog readers who wants my perspective on your concept and presentation.

GSS is the first annual student-run conference presented by the team behind the Ivy Sports Symposium

GSS is the first annual student-run conference presented by the team behind the Ivy Sports Symposium

Global Sports Symposium Pitch Competition
Calling ALL sports start ups. Do you have the next big thing since sliced bread? Are you looking for validation of your idea from those within the sports industry? Then look no further. At the First Annual Global Sports Symposium, there is a dedicated Start Up Pitch Competition. This gives students and professionals the opportunity to showcase your idea to sports industry professionals.

It’s free to enter, you just need the problem you are solving and your strategy for success.

Why should you apply?
If you’re a start up in sport, then the reasons to join this new event are clear and simple

  1. Exposure
The finalist judges are the top VCs, entrepreneurs and innovators in the start-up industry
The audience are the biggest stakeholders in the sport industry
  2. Prestige
Winners will be announced at the closing stage of the conference in front of an audience of leading sports organizations
  3. Events
Finalists have the opportunity to meet VIPs, guest speakers and judges
  4. Exhibitor Space
Finalists exhibit at no charge on the GSS floor for the whole day
  5. Press
Get the attention of the most influential media companies in sport

If you are ready to get your start-up the attention it needs to make your ideas a reality, submit an application to the GSS Pitch Competition by 22 April, 2014 telling us about yourself, the problem you are attacking and your strategy for success.

Judging Criteria
Pitches will be evaluated on four, equally important criteria:

  1. Presentation: Body Language/Charisma, Clarity, Articulation, Passion
  2. Opportunity: Market identification, Size and attractiveness, Target customer identification
  3. Solution: Value proposition, Differentiation, Financial viability/profitability
  4. The Big Question: Do you want another meeting?

How to apply

  1. Download the application form at www.sportssymposium.org/global
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Send your form and your pitch video/presentation to global@sportssymposium.org

For more information on the application process and recommended pitch structure visit the GSS website www.sportssymposium.org/global

About GSS
The Global Sports Symposium is the first annual student-run conference presented by the team behind the Ivy Sports Symposium (Sports Symposium, Inc.). Established in 2006, Sports Symposium, Inc. is a student-run, non-profit organization that sets the standard for sports business education.

For the past eight years the Symposium has rotated among Ivy League campuses in the United States and has featured more than 300 unique speakers from around the world representing all facets of the business of sport. This will be the first year that the Symposium is held outside of the United States, taking place at Emirates Stadium in London on May 15th, 2014.

Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club.

Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club.

Sports Techie, Best of luck to those of you who enter to win or simply want the exposure and experience of going through the initial GSS Pitch Competition process. My free advise to the GSS for next year is to create a virtual pitch for a select few who cannot afford to fly to Europe and stay in a UK hotel.

I am not sure whether any NDA’s are signed but do look into this before entering too many details about your hard-earned and well thought out business plans to shake up the sports tech Industry with your new System, Solution or App. I am sure the GSS Ivy League principles are standup people but giving away your sports technology trade secrets is a serious commitment for any founder or executive management team to make.

Contact charlottejmales@gmail.com with any GSS and Start Up Pitch Competition questions.

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