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Passion for sports

Start up to lead!

Team up in Berlin with outstanding mentors and investors in the sports business – from September 12th to December 8th, 2017 – at leAD, the Sports Accelerator by Adi Dassler's grandsons, Klaus, Horst and Stefan Bente.

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What to expect.

From september thru december 2017 we’ll host you and your team in Berlin – one of the most promising startup capitals in the world. We’ll enrich your team spirit, feed your entrepreneurial savviness, boost your learning curve, challenge your pivoting skills, grow your network and open doors to the most important players in the sports industry.

YOU Get
12wks of high-intensity training including stress-testing your business case, legal set up, leadership and pitching skills 
With a top-notch industry and experts network by your side
Test, improve and scale your product with our industry partners
Direct access to capital
Exclusive deals from our service partners
25.000€ each if you’re amongst the final 10 startups
Visibility towards the media and international sports industry
Training sessions and deals to suit your „Passion for Sports“
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8% equity
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What we expect in return.

A mind-blowing vision that runs on an unconditional passion for sports, the appetite to “coopete” and the will to follow through. The very first edition of the accelerator will take place in Berlin in September 2017.


»Be creative, independent and take responsibility for your actions.«
Adi Dassler
YOU Get
12wks of high-intensity training including stress-testing your business case, legal set up, leadership and pitching skills 
With a top-notch industry and experts network by your side
Test, improve and scale your product with our industry partners
Direct access to capital
Exclusive deals from our service partners
25.000€ each if you’re amongst the final 10 startups
Visibility towards the media and international sports industry
Training sessions and deals to suit your „Passion for Sports“
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8% equity
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Coaching zone

Program participants attend intensive training sessions with our partners and mentors – renowned experts in their disciplines who have one thing in common: A true passion for sports.

YOU Get
12wks of high-intensity training including stress-testing your business case, legal set up, leadership and pitching skills 
With a top-notch industry and experts network by your side
Test, improve and scale your product with our industry partners
Direct access to capital
Exclusive deals from our service partners
25.000€ each if you’re amongst the final 10 startups
Visibility towards the media and international sports industry
Training sessions and deals to suit your „Passion for Sports“
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8% equity
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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!

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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
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About Lead

Founders & Backers.

Klaus and Horst Bente are the oldest grandchildren of Adi Dassler. Growing up as teenagers, Adi’s passion for sports deeply inspired them. Together, they founded the Adi Dassler Legacy Project and Adi Dassler International Family Office to revive their grandfather’s legacy.

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Legacy

Creating tomorrow’s legacies.

To never settle for “just good” is not only every sports legend’s mantra, but also one of the core values Adi Dassler stood for. With his visionary thinking, passion for sports and unique work ethic, the so-called father of the modern sports industry has made a lasting impact on the sports sector to this day.

»He created a whole industry with his passion, his innovative strength, and his firm sense of conviction. Still today he would be willing to share his beliefs and values – not only with his family, but also with young, enthusiastic founders.«
Horst Bente, leAD Founder
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Follow us.

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

Check out the new article about us on @StartUsMag and get all important information about the application period.… https://t.co/MmHyaYnYcw

StartUs

Want to be the champion? 🏆 LeAD Sports Accelerator is ready to help you create your legacy! Apply till May 31st 🏅

leAD seeks the most innovative ideas in sports business

Applications are now open for the three-month sports accelerator program in Berlin that pays tribute to Adidas founder Adi Dassler.

Our Head of Program @nsonne_NYC presenting leAD live on the #sportstank main stage. Tune in now! https://t.co/wNhzReWLBa

Zu Gast in Adi Dassler Wohnzimmer

In der Villa des Adidas-Gründers wurden wichtige Entscheidungen getroffen, Sportgrößen gingen ein und aus. Capital zeigt exklusive Fotos, wie es dort heute aussieht

Sports Tank

Educating the Sports Industry Leaders of Tomorrow

Yostartups shares news about leAD

Checkout @leADsports #accelerator for innovative products & business models in the realm of #sports #YoStartups… https://t.co/49ZI65dM4S

Two months until our application deadline! Apply to our #sportsaccelerator and team up with outstanding mentors and investors in the #sportsbusiness: www.leadsportsaccelerator.com

leAD Newsletter is out

Our monthly newsletter is out – get some insight into our applicants & join us on our roadshow: https://t.co/ub1w7IP0n5 #SportsBiz

PurpleDoorCR tweets about leAD

Team up in Berlin with outstanding mentors and investors in the sports business @leADsports Don't miss - apply now!… https://t.co/VtOfY68NJd

RIEDELCommunications cooperates with leAD

Wir supporten @leADsports bei der Suche der besten Startups & Gründer. Noch bis 31.5. könnt ihr euch unter… https://t.co/TGFRuEmFUX

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