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CityLegends Secures €1 Million Investment

27th Nov 2023

In a significant development for the urban sports and culture community, SportUp starter CityLegends has successfully closed a seed funding round, securing nearly €1 million in investments from a syndicate of prominent backers.

Automatically analyze your football game with TrackBox

31st Oct 2023

Get to know TrackBox, the latest addition to the SportUp Start startups. TrackBox is a generic software solution that automatically extracts physical metrics and event data from video footage.

SportUp Café 2023

19th Jun 2023

A group of 60 SportsTech entrepreneurs and enthousiasts gathered in Startups Café in the heart of Ghent to listen to each other and possibly offer some help here or there. We experienced the evening as a fruitful, joyful and relaxing evening at an inspiring event spot!

SportUp Boost NL

30th May 2023

SportUp Boost will be rolled out to four accredited Sport Innovation Valorization Centers in the Netherlands. We will provide support of this project together with imec.istart. IMEC NL's participation also involves the imec.istart support program, the No. 1 university business accelerator in Europe and No. 4 in the world on the UBI Global ranking.

Nova Sport, building connected sport communities

13th Sep 2022

New kid on the block! It's time to introduce our newest SportUp Start startup: Nova Sport. Nova Sport is a social network app, designed to bring people together around sport.

Entrepreneurial insights in the football world

17th Aug 2022

What were the most valuable lessons in the startup life for Simon Van Gorp and Michael Tandecki of Eqipa? And why did they decide to stop? Simon told their story at our SportUp Meet for other founders to share entrepreneurial lessons and the highs and lows that come with such an adventure. E...

SportUp Meet 2022: Lessons learned (so far)?

22nd Jun 2022

Loving the live events on sunny days! SportUp Meet went great last week! One of the most interactive meetups organized so far. With the small gathering of people, everybody felt confident to talk to each other, which has lowered the threshold to ask questions and share experiences. Get the vibe of t...

Get to know the SportsTech startups of SportUp Boost 2022!

9th Jun 2022

Two creative SportsTech startups entered this years' SportUp Boost. The first edition of 2022 started in March and we have chosen to do a hybrid version of the program. Over the past four months, the startups got access to videos about the main learning topics: problem space, solution space, busi...

Sports & HealthTech Meetup recap

2nd May 2022

Health and Sports go hand in hand. Also in the world of technology. But where do these interfaces lie and how do they reinforce each other? What can we learn from sports to help people live longer healthy lives? Around this theme, we gathered in De Krook in Ghent for an evening full of insights a...

SportUp 2.022, off to a fresh start!

7th Apr 2022

From the initial start of SportUp in 2018 until now, we have guided startups in establishing and further developing their business idea. For SportUp Boost, this concerns 60 startups who applied to our program. From these, we selected 23. For each edition of SportUp Boost, we offered several workshops on key topics including product-market fit, business modeling, digital marketing and basic financial planning.

MyGamePlan, helps professional football clubs to win their next game!

29th Oct 2021

What's the latest addition to the SportUp portfolio? MyGamePlan!

MyGamePlan is the first opponent analysis tool for professional football clubs with a player app to prepare each player individually for their next opponent based on the framework of the coach in an automated but simple environmen...

EXR fully launched!

23rd Sep 2021

EXR participated in SportUp Start, our imec.istart service, the leading accelerator for tech startups. It offers support for mid-stage startups that already have a proof-of-concept product and have international ambitions.

On September 9, Salty Lemon Entertainment launched the indoor rowing ap...

Ready for take off in SportUp Start?!!

14th Jul 2021

SportUp Start is our imec.istart service offering for startups with extra sport specific support on topic of what has been benchmarked as one of the best accelerator programs in Europe and beyond, as imec.istart is the leading accelerator for tech startups. It offers support for mid-stage startup...

SportUp Boost startups ready to continue their adventures

3rd Jun 2021

Wow. We've built another great succes together with the entrepreneurs of the 5 startups who took part in the 5th SportUp Boost cohort!

We again went through a great journey together; this time during an online experience which brought the startups a bit closer to realizing their dreams! This...

5 new startups in SportUp Boost 2021!

8th Apr 2021

SportUp Boost has kicked off again (for the 5th time) with an awesome group of creative entrepreneurs. This time, 5 startups were selected who are ready to tackle a variety of sports issues. Our goal? Help them evaluate the feasibility of their startup & defining the best possible strategic actions...

The Belgian and Nordics FootballTech Meet & Greet

15th Mar 2021

With SportUp, we're always happy to connect and partner up with other sports tech startup ecosystems. One we didn't really yet tapped into is the Nordics one. And so, The Belgian & Nordics FootballTech Meet & Greet was set up as an invite-only event organized by SportUp,...

Boost startup project 'Muscle Talent Scan' is still going strong!

27th Nov 2020

Muscle Talent Scan (MTS) is a spin-off project from the team of Prof. Wim Derave at Ghent University. Using an MRI scan, the ratio of slow versus fast muscle fibers of an individual can be defined.

Boost startup 'Opteamal' is growing every day!

2nd Nov 2020

Opteamal is an open and adaptable data analysis and communication platform that’s built to combine player data from different platforms and sources. It gives a personalized and detailed overview from every angle or perspective in terms of performance..

These days, a lot of data is generated to tra...

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