Contact

Say Hello.

We're excited to hear from you and will get back to you soon!

Company Name

Company URL (if any)

Your Name

*

Your Mail

*

Your Phone Number

Your Subject

Your Message

*

Submit
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Confirm
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form
Contact
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Logo
Passion for sports

Start up to leAD!

The leAD Sports Accelerator is the seed for innovative products, services and business models in the realm of sports. Applications for Class of 2019 are now closed. Keep an eye on our social channels for announcements related to the Class of 2019.

DAYS
10
Hours
16
Minutes
16
Seconds
48
16
05
2019
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Adi Dassler
Prev
Next
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Adi Dassler
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Play
Play VIdeo
Play
Startups

Class of 2018

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.«
Horst Bente, leAD Founder
ABOUT LEAD

Is it you we're looking for?

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!

Get in Touch
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Adi Dassler Signature
Active Lifestyle
Venues
Entertainment
Performance
e-Sports
The Fan
New Sports
Teams

New Sports

  • Extreme & Adventure Sports
  • Disability & Inclusive Sports
  • Old sports new formats

Teams

  • Sponsorship & Advertising
  • Rights

e-Sports

  • eSports-Leagues & -Teams
  • eSports Live-Events
  • Digital Games

Performance

  • High Performance
  • Coaching Tech
  • Practice Tech
  • Management

Active Lifestyle

  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Training (tech)
  • Apparel & Equipment (IOT)

Venues

  • Stadium
  • The “Third Venue”: VR/AR

Entertainment

  • Gaming
  • VR/AR
  • Rights

The Fan

  • Merchandising
  • Payment & Ticketing
  • Leisure/Tourism

New Sports

  • Extreme & Adventure Sports
  • Disability & Inclusive Sports
  • Old sports new formats

Teams

  • Sponsorship & Advertising
  • Rights

e-Sports

  • eSports-Leagues & -Teams
  • eSports Live-Events
  • Digital Games

Performance

  • High Performance
  • Coaching Tech
  • Practice Tech
  • Management

Active Lifestyle

  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Training (tech)
  • Apparel & Equipment (IOT)

Venues

  • Stadium
  • The “Third Venue”: VR/AR

Entertainment

  • Gaming
  • VR/AR
  • Rights

The Fan

  • Merchandising
  • Payment & Ticketing
  • Leisure/Tourism
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Click to Navigate
Click to navigate
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Horst and Klaus Bente
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Horst and Klaus Bente with Adi Dassler
About Lead

Founders & Backers.

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.

Community

Follow us.

Please find below the latest news from various social media and web sources regarding the projects from the leAD network.

Twitter – Post | 05/15/2019

It's the final countdown!

It's the final countdown! 🚀⏰Today is the last day to submit your application for our 2019 Accelerator program. Go quick! Applications close midnight Pacific Time 🏃 https://t.co/Y0lhD4qEmS

Twitter – Photo | 05/11/2019

leAD in São Paulo, Brazil

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

Twitter – Photo | 05/09/2019

Female entrepreneurs in #SportsTech

Here at Mindspace Kreuzberg tonight for our panel discussion on female entrepreneurs in #SportsTech - how can we support more female founders to enter the industry? @urbansportsclub @ralphriecke @AccelerateGrace https://t.co/RfRTArihn6

Twitter – Photo | 04/16/2019

Calling all sports tech startups in Asia!

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

Twitter – Photo | 04/15/2019

The race is on! One month left to apply for our 2019 Accelerator program.

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

Twitter – Photo | 03/11/2019

Meet our Head of Business Builder, Ralph Riecke, at the Corporate Incubation and Acceleration Summit 2019 in Vienna!

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 ralph@leadsports.com https://t.co/4qT3hapnwl

Twitter – Photo | 03/07/2019

And it's a wrap! Here's a photo of our teams at the Sports Tech Arena #OCSummit19

And it's a wrap! Thanks, @OurCrowd for another amazing Summit. Here's a photo of our teams at the Sports Tech Arena #OCSummit19 #SportsTech @Wingfield_1833 @2020Armor @ADvantage_Fund https://t.co/Ufe5m07hkw

Twitter – Photo | 03/05/2019

Kicking off the #OCSummit Week: REMAGINE ESports

Kicking off the #OCSummit Week: REMAGINE ESports at the Google for Startups Campus #RemagineEsports #SportsTech https://t.co/86OfyIp2vL

Twitter – Photo | 03/01/2019

Looking for sports tech startups in Israel!

Looking for sports tech startups in Israel! Do you have an innovative business idea in sports? Apply now to have the chance to meet us in person at the OC Summit. https://t.co/nHamGl5Vkb https://t.co/GT6OZhMKEQ

Applications Now Open!

Applications Now Open!

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

leAD X ISPO Munich 2019

leAD X ISPO Munich 2019

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

Program

Upcoming Events.

02
Jul
-
03
Jul
02
Jul

leAD Sports Accelerator - Class of 2019 - Selection Days

Shortlisted startups are invited for a meeting in Berlin with the leAD jury

Sold Out
SOld Out
Learn More
Apply Now
Learn More
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application ProgramleAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application Phase
02
Sep
-
02
Sep
02
Sep

leAD Sports Accelerator - Class of 2019 - First Day

Time to welcome our new batch to the leAD space

Sold Out
SOld Out
Learn More
Apply Now
Learn More
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application ProgramleAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application Phase
12
Sep
-
13
Sep
12
Sep

leAD Sports Accelerator - Class of 2019 - Mentoring Days

Startups and mentors connect to find the best way of working together.

Sold Out
SOld Out
Learn More
Apply Now
Learn More
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application ProgramleAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application Phase
14
Nov
-
14
Nov
14
Nov

leAD Sports Accelerator - Class of 2019 - Demo Day

The Big Day: leAD Demo Day 2019

Sold Out
SOld Out
Learn More
Apply Now
Learn More
leAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application ProgramleAD Sportsaccelerator: Icon Application Phase