leAD Lake Nona
Sports and Health Tech Accelerator
Connect by Apr 15 '20
Jul 13-Dec 18 '20 (5 months)
About leAD Lake Nona
The leAD Lake Nona Sports and Health tech Accelerator targets seed stage companies with innovative products, services and business models in or applicable to the realm of sports. The program will focus on “future of living” solutions covering three verticals: sports and health tech, smart cities, and the future of nutrition.
Selected startups will be given $75k in return for 8% equity upon joining AND have the opportunity to take advantage of Lake Nona’s Verizon 5G broadband capacity, enabling testing of innovative technologies and solutions, and helping talented individuals bring their businesses to the market. We provide ongoing advice, pitch training, workshops, 1-on-1 sessions to ensure that our startups are investor-ready by the end of the program.
About Lake Nona
What began as a desire for a smarter, more sustainable everyday living quickly became one of the best-selling, master designed communities in America and an epicenter of innovation. Imagined as a Smart City designed to accelerate innovation and wellbeing, today the Lake Nona community is a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity.
About leAD Sports
leAD is a global powerhouse for sports tech entrepreneurship and investments. It was initiated by the grandchildren of Adi Dassler together with a unique group of shareholders who are experts in the fields of venture capital, business, sports business and tech. Besides the accelerator it also consists of:
The leAD Accelerator that boosts sports tech startups from seed to fully functioning profitable ventures.
The leAD Business Builder manages all the leAD portfolio investments into the companies that come through the leAD Sports Accelerator. The team not only provides the direction and guidance for the follow-on investments but also helps the companies tackle tricky issues that come up at the crucial development stage of the startups.
The ADvantage Sports Tech Fund intends to invest in early stage technology companies aimed at reshaping how we play and experience sports. ADvantage, a 50 million $ fund, will leverage a strong global network to source leading opportunities in the spaces of fan engagement and experience, connected athletes and communities, and derivative sports.
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