Both the judges and the audience vote was won by the same company, TOK.tv, a voice social platform helping sport clubs and leagues offer their fans a unique engagement experience. The runner up in the audience vote was Run Last Man, a website and web application for people to run online sports prediction games as a means of fundraising, with Matchday Digital, UK’s first digital publisher of football league matchday programmes, in third place. The same two companies came in joint second place in the judges vote.
A big thank you to all the judges, our host Richard Gillis, all of the people who entered the competition & pitched their ideas and to everyone who came along to watch. The aim is to run another Sports TechPitch later in the year and for it to become a regular fixture in the calendar.
See all the pitches, the judges’ feedback and more in the video.
Rory Nicolson is a graduate of the University of Stirling and currently Social Media Manager at rugbystore. A long suffering supporter of the Scotland and Edinburgh rugby teams, he creates content for rugbystore.co.uk.
When you think about rugby, what comes to mind? Muddy scrums, broken noses and crunching tackles? Most of us don’t think immediately think about statistics and game data. But with technology becoming a more prominent part of the game, it won’t be long before we’re discussing GPS as much as players, and Ref cams as much as tries.
Brought to you by us here at Digital Sport and the amazing team at 2Pears we have a brand new event running this Wednesday 25th March. Sports TechPitch 4.5, is a platform created specifically for sports-tech startups from all across Europe to showcase their business proposition to a relevant wider audience, including VCs, sport industry professionals and experts, journalists, as well as other aspiring and successful sport and tech entrepreneurs.
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Macesport have a rare vacancy for outstanding Digital Account Manager to work within their team based in Nottingham.
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