Every year, SportUp selects and supports over 10 sport startups in their progress towards starting a successful business.
Apply now and show our experts what you’ve got.
SportUp can help you throughout the entire business development process:
Benchmarked by UBI Global
Who can benefit
Are you working on scalable digital technology with a practical application in sports (health, performance, media)? Then, SportUp is the place to be.
Bring your research into real life
Build your business and find your first customers
Translate your technology into a business
Find a new well-matched project team
(Small medium) enterprises
Spin-out the innovation as a startup
Co-develop and implement relevant products and services
This project brings together the partners with relevant sport and business experience. By sharing knowledge and by providing a network of possible partners, clients, etc., more startups will be able to change our growing sports sector.
- Philippe Muyters - Flemish minister of sport and innovation
"The imec.istart program was a tipping point for our startup. During one year and thanks to their funding, several workshops and an entrepreneur in residence we were able to grow our sales and turn survival mode into growth mode."
- Octavian Susnea - Fan Arena
"Imec has an exceptional acceleration program. It performs really well on our global benchmark, especially on access to funds and post-incubation performance indicators."
- Dhruv Bhatli - UBI Global
Do you have what it takes?
Are you interested in sports and technology? Do you want to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Are you looking for information, inspiration and networking?
Are you a tech entrepreneur focusing on innovation in the domain of sport and physical activity (health, performance, media)? Is your idea relevant for Flanders? Is your idea feasible, innovative, scalable and sustainable? Do you have an initial business model idea?
Are you in a team of entrepreneurs focusing on sportstech? Does your solution integrate innovative technology? Do you have a working proof of concept?
Are you interested in SportUp?
Kristof De Mey, founder and driving force behind SportUp, can help you with all your questions! Fill out our contact form and Kristof will get back to you with all the required information.