ATTENTION SPORTS INDUSTRY START-UPS

We're looking for driven entrepreneurs who are changing the landscape of the sports and fitness industry with their product, technology or idea.

Present your start-up to an esteemed panel of judges made up of sports & fitness executives, venture capitalists and leaders from private equity.

Network with industry leaders, raise funds, create brand partnerships, expand distribution, and compete in SFIA’s 2020 Start-Up Challenge in Chicago on September 23, 2020 as part of the annual SFIA Industry Leaders Summit!

APPLICATION DEADLINE - May 1st, 2020

FREE TO APPLY! ($3,500 entry fee to participate, if chosen as a finalist)

5 Finalists will be chosen to compete on stage for the "Grand Prize"

Click SFIASTARTUPCHALLENGE.ORG to see the judges from 2019 and to learn more!


What to Expect

Application Process:
The 2020 SFIA Start-Up Challenge is FREE to apply. The deadline to submit applications is May 1st, 2020! Once reviewed by our distinguished pan...
ATTENTION SPORTS INDUSTRY START-UPS

We're looking for driven entrepreneurs who are changing the landscape of the sports and fitness industry with their product, technology or idea.

Present your start-up to an esteemed panel of judges made up of sports & fitness executives, venture capitalists and leaders from private equity.

Network with industry leaders, raise funds, create brand partnerships, expand distribution, and compete in SFIA’s 2020 Start-Up Challenge in Chicago on September 23, 2020 as part of the annual SFIA Industry Leaders Summit!

APPLICATION DEADLINE - May 1st, 2020

FREE TO APPLY! ($3,500 entry fee to participate, if chosen as a finalist)

5 Finalists will be chosen to compete on stage for the "Grand Prize"

Click SFIASTARTUPCHALLENGE.ORG to see the judges from 2019 and to learn more!


What to Expect

Application Process:
The 2020 SFIA Start-Up Challenge is FREE to apply. The deadline to submit applications is May 1st, 2020! Once reviewed by our distinguished panel of experts, five finalists will be chosen to compete in Chicago on Wednesday, September 23rd, during the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s Industry Leaders Summit. The five finalists will be announced in late July.

If Chosen:
Should you be chosen as a finalist, you will receive an official invitation to the 2020 SFIA Start-Up Challenge. There is an entry fee of $3,500 to participate which includes a registration for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s Industry Leaders Summit (a $1,700 value). You will be responsible for travel to Chicago, along with lodging and other personal accommodations. The SFIA will extend a discounted group rate to you at the host hotel, the Drake Hotel.

Each finalist will have 7 minutes to pitch their start-up to an esteemed panel of judges, followed by a short round of Q&A.

The Opportunity:
While at the Summit in Chicago, you will have several opportunities to network with sports & fitness industry executives, other entrepreneurs and potential investors. Should you win, in addition to receiving a free year of SFIA membership, you and your company will be featured in all collateral promoting the 2021 event, as well as in general SFIA marketing and informational material. You will also be invited to speak at the 2021 Industry Leaders Summit.
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