From 12th September, 2017 on wards the first leAD cohort took place in Berlin. 15 startups from around the world were chosen to receive 12 weeks of training in business, leadership and pitching skills.
»No matter how high the bar was raised, our grandfather, Adi Dassler, always found a way to make a clean jump over it. Today, we support young innovators with a unique network of mentors, investors and entrepreneurs.«
We are looking for early stage startups and founders – as well as
founders to be – in the broad commercial universe of sports as pictured below.
This applies to anyone with a great idea that is not yet founded – but also startups that have been active for a while already might meet our criteria. If in doubt don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
Klaus, Horst and Stefan Bente are the oldest grandchildren of Adi Dassler. Together, they founded leAD Sports Accelerator to revive their grandfather’s legacy. But they're not alone: leAD is backed by an exclusive circle of international top investors from different areas that all have a strong foothold in the sports industry. Their objective is to support the visionary innovative strength of young founders with the same enthusiastic team spirit – and far beyond the accelerator program.
Please find below the latest news from various social media and web sources regarding the projects from the leAD network.
It's our pleasure to invite you to the leAD Sports Accelerator Demo Day 2018. If you share our passion for sports and promising early-stage startups, this is an event you don't want to miss. Click here to get your ticket now: https://bit.ly/2PJZJQh
Mentoring Days are all about exchanging knowledge, creating new perspectives and, above all, getting inspired. A big thanks to everyone involved in making this event a success — mentors, shareholders, partners, and our stellar startups! More photos here: https://bit.ly/2DeeVUf
An important milestone for early-stage #startups looking to grow is to get follow-on investment. That's why we are very proud to announce that 12 out of the 15 startups from our debut batch have secured their funding rounds within 6 months of graduation! #SportsTech https://t.co/zsMz8oKVpy