Initially built for fans to book their favourite athletes for events, PickStar has evolved into a key marketplace for brands and agencies to book athletes for media campaigns.
It’s been a transformative 12 months for Ida Sports as the business looks to capitalise on a problem that hasn’t been fully tackled.
Launched as a crowd sourced commentary platform, Spalk’s pivot to more professional commentators and professional voice talent has allowed them to monetise a much-improved product.
The SportsHosts platform connects travellers, both local and international, with local fans to watch sports together, powering authentic experiences.
URef checks the barometer of fan sentiment by asking users whether they agree with key decisions of a match, and allowing them to rate a ref’s performance.
Working with the likes of the NBL and AFL clubs Collingwood and Western Bulldogs, Sydney-based Benchvote builds digital fan activations.
Aiming to connect fans to their heroes in sports or entertainment for experiences that money can buy is Sydney-based startup Fan+
Sitting at the corners of fan engagement, content and gamification, QuizJam gives clubs and organisations another channel to integrate a sponsor’s message into game-based campaigns.
Smart ball maker Jetson Industries puts minute sensors into the core of a cricket ball or golf ball which captures data on speed, direction and spin
Responding to the growing needs of sporting organisations, JARO were quick to adapt and their platform now encompasses high performance, marketing, player welfare and coaching tools.
BioConnected targets runners with their wireless headphones called HR+, which have a built in heart rate monitor and in-ear training coach.
Queensland startup ANTI has created a helmet that looks like a soft beanie, but has all the strength of a helmet and more.
ARIVAL is a fan-focused mobile platform using AR to visualise player team data and statistics while gamification aspects are added to drive engagement.
Canberra startup SponServe wants to make it easier for brands and rights holders to manage sponsorships in sports
SponServe believes the process of managing of sponsor relationships still leaves a lot to be desired, and has designed software to make it easier.
Looking to build the link between sport and entrepreneurship and encourage opportunities for greater collaboration and research across various areas, RMIT University has partnered with the AFL’s Essendon Football Club.