The Qatar SportsTech Accelerator has launched with 10 startups in its inaugural cohort, ranging from companies focused on youth and recreational sports to fan engagement.
The companies were selected from more than 400 total applications. The pool was initially narrowed down to 21 startups before closing at 10 this week after an intense three-day selection process. All 21 were offered access and one-on-one sessions to 40 mentors from sports and innovation organizations, including representatives from the Qatar Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Qatar Tennis Federation, Qatar Football Association, and IBM.
Now that the cohort’s first 10 have been selected, the three-month accelerator program is slated to kick off on Feb. 10. Each startup will receive access to the Qatar SportsTech’s industry network and undergo training and mentoring.“