SG Sports Startups Accelerator Program

is ready to support sports entrepreneurs and innovators to grow their businesses with the help of mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, networking with investors and stakeholders to establish future partnerships.

SG SPORTS STARTUPS ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Sports Startups Accelerator Program is the first İstanbul-based Digital Accelerator Program initiated by Sinan Güler, Turkish Professional Basketball Player and Business Angel, in order to support the development of sports and entrepreneurship ecosystems, with an objective of bringing international Startups having sports-based products or services together with international potential partners, mentors and investors.

Sports Startups Accelerator Program aims to help the growth of sports Startups that operate in different technology areas and offer solutions to sports-based problems, to introduce investors to the national and global sports entrepreneurs, and to bring selected Startups together with Turkey’s sports ecosystem stakeholders.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Ahmet Gülüm

Ahmet Gülüm

Arif Akdağ

Arif Akdağ

Bedii Can Yücaoğlu

Bedii Can Yücaoğlu

Bilge Kalpaklioglu Eyilik

Bilge Kalpaklıoğlu

Bora Yılmaz

Bora Yılmaz

Can Öz

Can Öz

Ebru Köksal

Ebru Köksal

Erhan Erkut

Erhan Erkut

Fırat İşbecer

Fırat İşbecer

Halim Tansuğ

Halim Tansuğ

Hasan Arat

Hasan Arat

İzel Levi Coşkun

İzel Levi Coşkun

Dr. Nir Ben Lavi

Dr. Nir Ben Lavi

Ömer Aras

Ömer Aras

Renay Onur

Renay Onur

Rıfat Perahya

Rıfat Perahya

SELECTION BOARD

Alper Akcan

Alper Akcan

Board Member at Wirecard TR

Ceyda Alpay

Ceyda Alpay

Head of Experimentation at UNDP Türkiye

Sinan Aras

Sinan Aras

Co-Founder at VOLE

Ali Arat

Ali Arat

Dome Group

Jessica Çarmıklı

Jessica Çarmıklı

Besiktas JK Professional Footballer

Emir Özcan

Emir Özcan

Associate at Map Yatırım

Arın Özkula

Arın Özkula

Venture Capital @ Revo Capital

Ayşe Sabuncu

Ayşe Sabuncu

Impact Hub Istanbul

Çiğdem Toraman

Çiğdem Toraman

Managing Director - StartersHub

Metin Ural

Metin Ural

Vice President at Dome Group

TEAM & CONSULTANTS

Sinan Güler

Sinan Güler

Sinan Güler

Basketball Player, Investor

Sinem Ulutürk

Sinem Ulutürk

Co-founding Manager

Aslı Kurul Türkmen

pro bono

Aslı Kurul Türkmen

Managing Director, Endeavor Turkey

Burak Yaman

pro bono

Burak Yaman

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager

Fırat Barış Kavlak

Fırat Barış Kavlak

Kavlak Law Firm Founding Partner / Attorney

Mehru Aygül

pro bono

Mehru Aygül

Girvak General Manager

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Startups having a "working prototype"
  • Startups working on either of the below-mentioned areas:

    • Advanced sports materials
    • Big data and sports analytics
    • Data security
    • Education and coaching applications
    • E-sports
    • Fan data & analytics
    • Fantasy sports
    • Gamification of sports
    • New business models, revenue opportunities in sports
    • Nutrition and supplements
    • Participation of supporters
    • Performance analytics
    • Robotics for sports
    • Simulation
    • Smart stadiums
    • Smart sports systems and devices
    • Smart venues, engagement & matchmaking platforms
    • Tracking and image recognition solutions
    • Wearable sports technologies
    • Other sports-relevant areas

    can apply.

WHAT WE OFFER?

DIGITAL BOOTCAMP

Meet with international startups, potential clients, strategic partners and investors

MENTORING

Work with successful and selected startups and mentors

PARTNERSHIP

Come together with best startups in their fields and sports ecosystem actors

NETWORK

Take advantage of being a part of international network of investors, mentors and startups

INVESTMENT

Catch the investment opportunities you have targeted and dreamed of

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS?

01

Application

02

Digital Bootcamp

Pre-accelerator Starts

03

Mentoring Process

Accelerator Starts

04

Digital Demoday

Graduation

TIMELINE

Cohort 1

Event Start Date End Date
Application Period
February 2020
30 April 2020
Digital Bootcamp (PreAccelerator)
13-14 May 2020
Announcement of selected startups for acceleration
15 May 2020
Acceleration Period
15 May 2020
25 June 2020
Digital Demoday
26 June 2020

Cohort 2

Application Period
July 2020
August 2020