Qatar Sportstech: 2 German Startups selected
„From wearable devices using cloud services and AI to immersive fan experience using 3D content, the sports-tech industry is showcasing what the future might look like in a digital journey towards a safer, fairer and more engaging sports industry. Following the introduction of virtual reality live coverage for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic winter games, and the video assistant referee (VAR) during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Qatar is next in line.
The idea is very simple. For the country, the objective is to become a world leader in the sports-tech industry. The recipe is also very simple, attract and invest in startups with innovative ideas. And so it began with Qatar Development Bank joining forces with the Aspire Zone Foundation, Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Qatar Financial Centre and Startupbootcamp to fund the Qatar Sportstech Accelerator. 10 Sportstech companies were selected for an intensive 3-month program that provides mentorship, personal office space in the Aspire Zone in Doha, seed capital and access to an international network of investors and corporate partners.
During the three selections days, we had the chance to meet and interview two German startups, with interesting backgrounds, projects and ideas.
Enri Chantal Strobel, founder and CEO of HorseAnalytics, a startup based in Hamburg, told us about her experience.“