From the 10th September, 2018 on wards the second leAD cohort took place in Berlin. Nine 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.
Join us at at wework in São Paulo on Thursday, May 23rd. We'll be host spark talks plus a panel discussion centered around the local sports tech ecosystem in Brazil. The event is free, but registration is essential. All guests welcome! 👉RSVP https://t.co/0AC5eh98xX https://t.co/6tTaMN3Xyi
Calling all sports tech startups in Asia! 🚨 Fast Track to Selection Days 2019! leAD Sports Entrepreneur in Residence Rohn Malhotra will be hosting our Fast Track Event at the World Football Summit Asia in Kuala Lumpur on April 29th & 30th. Apply now https://t.co/Y0lhD4qEmS! https://t.co/RMbeRP9cM3
The race is on! One month left to apply for our 2019 Accelerator program. We're looking for early stage #SportsTech startups and founders with a focus on three verticals - connected athletes, derivative markets and fan engagement. Apply now: https://t.co/Y0lhD4qEmS https://t.co/9LklNNLAiP
Are you attending @CoInAAc in Vienna this week? Interested in discovering more about the #SportsTech industry? Meet our Head of Business Builder, @ralphriecke, at the Corporate Incubation and Acceleration Summit 2019 in Vienna tomorrow. Connect via email at email@example.com https://t.co/4qT3hapnwl
We're excited to announce that applications are now open for our 2019 Accelerator Program! We're looking for early stage #SportsTech startups & founders with a focus on 3 verticals - connected athletes, derivative markets & fan engagement. Apply now! https://t.co/MFDdHvCA2f https://t.co/rk3d4JACiX
And that's a wrap! #ISPO2019 Thanks to all who attended our two keynote presentations & panel discussion at @ispo Munich this week. Check out our highlight video! Special thanks to our panel guest speakers Moritz Kreppel, @DammPascal, Thomas H. Rudy and @mieet https://t.co/mC2doefI8v