SportsTechX, The Player’s Impact and MassChallenge join a growing list of partners, including the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Playfly Esports, Dryvebox Golf Simulators, Beasley Esports, Drop-In Gaming, Freestyle Football, American Flag Football League, and the Freestyle Trampoline Association, as excitement continues to build for the innovative event.
“These partners represent the best across market research, tech acceleration and athlete investing in sports tech,” said Lawson Gow, Pokatok Co-Founder, “They are front leaders in their space and it was an intentional coupling to bring them all together at the largest sports conference in the world”.
Under the partnership, SportsTechX will be a key partner in assisting in the development of programming and speaker content highlighting the new and next in the sports industry. The group is one of the best groups in the world at highlighting the global trends, funding, and development of regional ecosystems related to all things sports tech.
“We’re excited to provide insights at Pokatok around the latest innovations in the sports tech markets that are driving trends in the growing sports ecosystem,” said Rohn Malhotra, Co-Founder of SportsTechX.
The Player’s Impact will bring a network of active and retired athletes, artists, influencers, and investors who connect, collaborate, and co-invest in private opportunities to the festival. Together, the organizations will work to produce top-tier content with thought leaders to speak on life beyond the field and how to leverage the collective wisdom of sports networks to invest in high-growth opportunities.
“The idea of a unifying week to celebrate sports, the competitors, and all of the innovation has compelled us to be part of this festival,” noted Tracy Deforge, Founder & CEO. “The Player’s’ Impact welcomes the opportunity to showcase the industry through the Athlete’s viewpoint. Our unique ability to feature our athletes and their off-field accomplishments will be front and center at Pokatok.”
MassChallenge, a gold-plated tech startup accelerator program, is partnering with the festival’s human performance track, focusing on organizations and companies that are advancing the ways humans function, perform, and recover. The program will develop panel programming and highlight the latest and greatest in human performance technology with activations on the ground at Pokatok.
“MassChallenge has built successful processes for surrounding early-stage startups with the support systems they need to scale. And, when it makes sense, we ‘go deep’ into specific sectors that we believe in,” said Jon Nordby, Head of Ecosystem & Community. “Our upcoming cohort focuses on Human Performance, and we are excited to feature the latest and greatest technologies in the sector at Pokatok.”
Pokatok will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, pitch competitions, product launches, and networking opportunities for the sports industry while also featuring a sports film festival, competitions, tournaments, live music, and other activities for fans and consumers.
SportsTechX mission is to be the driving force behind innovation and growth in this exciting industry. We believe in the power of SportsTech to transform the world of sports.
Since 2018, we’ve been mapping the entire SportsTech ecosystem and producing high-quality content to help people and organizations navigate it with ease. We’re committed to promoting the potential of SportsTech and creating a more transparent, aware, and mature sports technology landscape.
About The Player’s Impact
The Player’s Impact has established an ecosystem among our professional athlete network and business stakeholders. TPI is the leading, most diverse, dedicated community, known for uplifting athletes and entertainers with trusted resources and partnerships to succeed during and after their careers.
MassChallenge connects startups, experts, corporations, and communities to grow and transform businesses and economies. We do this work because entrepreneurship is a uniquely vigorous force in driving progress against humanity’s greatest challenges, creating opportunity for individuals, and generating jobs for our economy. We work across sectors to drive a stronger future through collaborative innovation, and support all founders whether they fit or break the traditional venture mold.
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