Sports & EventTech
Are you a high-potential and ambitious early-stage SportTech or EventTech startup? Do you want to work with some of the biggest sporting bodies in the Sporting Capital of the World, Melbourne?! Startupbootcamp Sports & EventTech Melbourne is for you.
We are a global family of industry-focused programs that support early-stage tech founders to rapidly scale their companies.
We provide direct access to an international network of the most relevant mentors, sporting bodies, partners, and investors.
For our Sports & EventTech 2022 cohort we’re looking for startups with innovative technology, products, services or disruptive business models that have solutions or are looking to solve problems for the Sports & Events sectors. Including:
- Fan Engagement
- Sponsorship & Commercial
- Media, VR & AR
- Club Management & Participation
- Digital fitness
- eSports, Fantasy & Wagering
- Web3, NFTs & Metaverse
If your startup is passionate about making an impact in the Sports & Events sectors, we'd love to meet you.
Sports & EventTech Managing Director
Passion for sports and major events. A proven Chairman, investor, General Counsel and strategic advisor with experience guiding early stage technology, advertising, media and sporting businesses through capital raising, international growth, restructuring, commercial partnerships, operations, strategy and corporate governance.
Global Office Hours
Our selection team will be hosting a series of office hours globally both in-person and virtually. This will give us an opportunity to meet and mentor ambitious Sports & EventsTech startups from across the globe on a one-to-one basis.
During our global events tour we will prioritise office hours applications from the host city or region - should you be unable to attend on the relevant date you may apply for another event in a similar time zone.
|07 Mar, 202207 Mar||Bengalaru, India||Virtual||Apply|
|08 Mar, 202208 Mar||Mumbai, India||Virtual||Apply|
|09 Mar, 202209 Mar||Delhi, India||Virtual||Apply|
|10 Mar, 202210 Mar||Central & South America||Virtual||Apply|
|11 Mar, 202211 Mar||Canada||Virtual||Apply|
|15 Mar, 202215 Mar||US East Coast - Day 1||Virtual||Apply|
|16 Mar, 202216 Mar||US East Coast - Day 2||Virtual||Apply|
|17 Mar, 202217 Mar||US West Coast - Day 1||Virtual||Apply|
|18 Mar, 202218 Mar||US West Coast - Day 2||Virtual||Apply|
|21 Mar, 202221 Mar||Israel & Africa||Virtual||Apply|
|22 Mar, 202222 Mar||Europe - Day 1||Virtual||Apply|
|23 Mar, 202223 Mar||Europe - Day 2||Virtual||Apply|
|24 Mar, 202224 Mar||United Kingdom - Day 1||Virtual||Apply|
|25 Mar, 202225 Mar||United Kingdom - Day 2||Virtual||Apply|
|28 Mar, 202228 Mar||Hong Kong||Virtual||Apply|
|29 Mar, 202229 Mar||Tokyo, Japan||Virtual||Apply|
|30 Mar, 202230 Mar||Singapore||Virtual||Apply|
|31 Mar, 202231 Mar||Seoul, South Korea||Virtual||Apply|
|01 Apr, 202201 Apr||China||Virtual||Apply|
|04 Apr, 202204 Apr||Sydney, Australia||Office Hours||Apply|
|05 Apr, 202205 Apr||Regional Victoria, Australia||Office Hours||Apply|
|06 Apr, 202206 Apr||Melbourne, Australia - Day 1||Office Hours||Apply|
|07 Apr, 202207 Apr||Melbourne, Australia - Day 2||FastTrack||Apply|
|12 Apr, 202212 Apr||Perth, Australia||Office Hours||Apply|
|13 Apr, 202213 Apr||Virtual - Day 1||Virtual||Apply|
|14 Apr, 202214 Apr||Virtual - Day 2||Virtual||Apply|
Meet Our Alumni
Startupbootcamp gave Full Venue the foundations we needed to become a scalable, wealthy and attractive company. By surrounding us with a great and powerful partner network we had the opportunity to focus on pitching, raising money, closing deals, and finding new business. It was crystal clear to everyone around us that we as a team had grown significantly by the end of the program.
We really enjoyed our experience at Startup Bootcamp. The program did for us what they said that they were going to do - we learned a lot, made fantastic connections, found new customers and accessed capital. Overall a great experience from a great team.
Startupbootcamp really dialled-up our readiness for growth. The program delivered the resources and intense focus we needed to refine crucial parts of our startup’s exciting next phase.
Office Hours Events
We meet leading startups around the world
Applications are assessed, and 20 teams are chosen to attend Selection Days.
Two days of intense pitching and networking. 10 teams are chosen to be part of the accelerator.
Program begins with the final cohort
We host a celebration and pitch day for startups to a big crowd of corporate partners, investors and industry participants.
About the program
Learn how to accelerate your business with industry-leading best practices
During our intense 3-month accelerator program, selected startups receive hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, seed funding and access to a global and local network of investors with the ultimate goal of scaling their businesses and becoming industry-leading companies.
The program is structured around three focus areas: making you Pitch Ready, Commercially Ready, and Investment Ready. This is true whether you’re a company who has just finished your MVP or already scaling across multiple markets.
But each startup and their journey is different. So we tailor the program to you and your needs, helping you to create achievable goals throughout the three months.
- Apply to the Program: We'll be taking a look and assessing your application for the program.
- Application Processing: Please note this can take up to a few weeks.
- Meet with the scouting team: If selected, we will send you an email to book a 15 meeting with someone from our scouting team. These short introductory meetings are for us to meet you and learn more about your business.
- 1:1 Meeting with the Managing Director: From there, we will send you an email to book some time in with our program MD. These 30 minute meetings are your time to get into the nuances of what you do, and to get any questions that you have about the program answered.
- Shortlisted: If we like you, and you like us then we’ll begin the shortlisting process. This is where we present your company to our corporate partners, limited partners and ecosystem to get their buy-in. We may request a short video pitch from you; if so, we’ll send you those instructions once accepted.
- Selection Days: Out of all the applications, we’ll choose the top companies to invite to our Selection Days. This two day event will be a time for you to meet with over 150+ industry ecosystem players, including corporate executives, previous Sports and EventTech founders, ecosystem players, and of course our corporate and limited partners.
- Final Cohort: At the end of Selection Days, we’ll pick the companies to come into our 2022 cohort.
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Why join the program?
An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers.
Over 100 carefully selected mentors from the finance, insurance, regulatory, and government who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.
$25,000 AUD in cash per team in Seed Funding.
Alumni Growth Program
Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni-only events, deals and tailored introductions.
Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world.
Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from lean methodology, growth hacking to fundraising.
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.
Perks & Discounts
More than $500,000 AUD in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, Stripe, F6S and others.
Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading fintech conferences and events.
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees.