RefLIVE has come up with what it believes could be the perfect tech solution for football referees, an app for smartwatches and smartphones that will improve the efficiency for the pre-match, in-game, and post-match administration tasks that referees are required to complete.
Geelong’s Enterprise Monkey looks to take on the Indian sports market with its enterprise management solutions
Enterprise Monkey is a Geelong startup that looks to help small to medium enterprises overcome business challenges through the development of customised enterprise systems that easily integrate various processes and systems into one.
Forget the stereotype of the old guy down at the TAB – thanks to the very fact that mentions of sports betting platforms are quite literally inescapable during any given sports broadcast, whether it be through ads or updates on odds from broadcasters at half time, the market is increasingly attracting younger customers who demand innovative solutions. The latest is Betswaps, an Adelaide platform allowing people to buy and sell their tips.
While the paper-based tipping system has worked well for decades, Melbourne startup Tipping Cartel thinks it can be done better, and is doing so by putting it online.
Brisbane’s SportUPs connects time-poor adults with sports teams short on players for pay-as-you-play games
Saturday mornings spent at the netball courts or soccer fields are a fixture of Australian childhoods, but adult responsibilities can make playing organised sport beyond high school or university a challenge. On top of the fact that registration fees are expensive, it can be hard to guarantee availability for practice and game day week in and week out.
Gold Coast based SportsTech startup Evolve Skateboards grows from $60,000 in annual sales to $3 million
Evolve Skateboards, an idea born out of an obsession with integrating snowboarding, surfing and carving on land, is transforming not only the skateboard industry but also how people commute day to day.
Already big business, the SportsTech industry is set to grow even more over the next few years, and Australia’s own Catapult Sports is leading the way.
While athletes in post-match interviews often chalk wins down to every player going out and leaving it all on the field, almost every aspect of a player’s on-field performance today is tracked and monitored to maximise their effectiveness. The field of analytics has become big business, with teams tracking things such as tactics and player fitness.
One of the latest startups to enter the SportsTech industry is Got a Team, founded by self-proclaimed “jock” and “geek”, James Mansfield, alongside co-founder Robert Postill. Mansfield, who has a love of playing and watching sports, felt there were inefficiencies that needed to be addressed when it comes to managing sport teams and organising games.
SportsTech Australia is hosting its second annual Sports Club Management Expo (SCME) in Melbourne on November 17. The expo will feature innovative startups whose business is geared towards helping local sports clubs.