HYPE Sports Innovation is a worldwide platform, favoring investments and connections between large ecosystems of sports technology. Few days ago, an announcement was made by HYPE Sports that it will launch one of a kind blockchain accelerator designed exclusively for sports technology. This program will include fourteen-week long accelerators for at least 10 major start-ups worldwide who have their eyes on blockchain exclusively for sports technology. These accelerators will be functioning around the globe and startups chosen for a pair of bootcamps will take part in ISDE Higher Institute of Law and Economics (Barcelona) and New York University’s very own Preston Robert Tisch Institute.
Sports industry is already being revolutionized by blockchain technology, thanks to its many unparalleled and innovative features. Italy’s most successful club, Juventus unveiled its “Official Fan Token” for a better connection with millions of fans around the world. NHL’s famous hockey team, Los Angeles Kings also unveiled its AR platform for blockchain authentication. This platform enables the fans to authenticate the legitimacy of memorabilia purchased by them.
“The accelerators are at the heart of everything we do at HYPE,” said Bernd Wahler “Sports has the unique ability to create magical moments for players and fans alike and technology is changing the way we experience and share those moments and celebrate our sports heroes. Our team at HYPE is always on the lookout for innovators and entrepreneurs that can make a meaningful impact on the games we all grew up loving.”
Bernd Wahler is the Chairman at HYPE. He has also served formerly as the CMO at Adidas.
“We are very excited about launching the world’s first blockchain accelerator,” said Dr. Ilan Hadar “While blockchain is a relatively new technology, it has limitless potential, particularly when it comes to sports. With the launch of this new accelerator, we will provide the entrepreneurs in our program with unmatched access to our global network of teams, investors and partners, helping turn their startups into real game-changers and market leaders.”
Ilan Hadar is the Chief Executive Officer of HYPE as HYPE has created one of the most prominent worldwide ecosystem in sports technology and innovation.