Welcome | Sports Innovation Lab
 

The Sports Innovation Lab identifies and evaluates the technology products and services that will power the future of sports. We have developed a digital market research platform and a world-class advisor network to help guide how companies make strategic technology decisions.

Leadership

As founders of the Sports Innovation Lab, we are driven to use our unique market insights to mobilize global partnerships among high-tech companies, sports and fitness brands, investment capital firms, corporate influencers, and start-ups.

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    NFL veteran turned entrepreneur and investor, Isaiah has been involved in conceptualization, product development, business development, marketing, and sales across a broad range of tech, biotech, sports, and consumer applications.

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    Olympic Gold Medalist and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame with leadership positions at the highest levels of sport, including the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee, Angela guides the strategies of major sports organizations.

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    Former VP of Research at Forrester Research and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at General Catalyst, Josh has successfully launched and grown several venture-backed software and data businesses.

Advisor Showcase

We've assembled advisors who think critically about how technology is changing their sport and their industry.

Our advisors share their technology requirements, technology experiences, and technology perspectives on the future of sports innovation.

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    Douglas Casa

    CEO, Korey Stringer Institute; Professor, Dept of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut

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    Christina Chase

    Managing Director, MIT Sports Technology Research Group

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    Jessica Gelman

    CEO, KAGR

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    Bill Hanway

    Executive Vice President, AECOM

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    Matt Hasselbeck

    Analyst for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown; Former NFL Quarterback

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    Marc Lemann

    Co-Founder, Go4it

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    Paul Rabil

    Founder, Rabil Companies; Investor; Professional Lacrosse Player

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    Carmichael Roberts

    General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners

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    Leslie Saxon

    Founder & Executive Director, USC Center for Body Computing

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    Robert Simmelkjaer

    Senior Vice President, NBC Sports Ventures and Comcast Ventures

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    Yang Yang

    Olympic Gold Medalist, Short Track Speed Skating; IOC member

Our Founding Clients

We are proud to welcome our founding corporate clients and academic partners. These groups see a future where technology drives the future of sport.

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State of the Sports Technology Market

Our digital research platform enables us to identify and monitor the evolution of sports and fitness technology trends across thousands of global companies. We've identified these four trends as key areas of industry disruption: quantified athlete, smart venue, immersive media, and next generation sponsorship. Throughout 2017, we will be providing objective evaluations for products and services within each of these four trends.

  • Quantified Athlete

    Q1

  • Smart Venue

    Q2

  • Immersive Media

    Q3

  • Next-Gen Sponsorship

    Q4

We've initiated coverage on the technology companies that are working to quantify athlete performance. Our initial research shows this is a dynamic market where massive investments are being made by sports apparel, electronics, wellness, and software companies.

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Quantified Athlete By The Numbers

We're focused on Quantified Athlete trend in Q1 2017. Quantified Athlete technology companies monitor, measure, and predict athlete training and performance.

  • Top Funded Vendors

    In Quantified Athlete

  • Most Equity Funding Rounds

    In Quantified Athlete

  • Facts and Figures

    In Quantified Athlete Since 2012

    28+
    Number of M&A Deals
    >$3B
    Estimated Value of M&A
    57%
    Percentage of Early Stage Funding Rounds
    ~$3.2B
    Total Value of Equity Funding Rounds
    $24M
    Average Equity Funding Round Size
    $5M
    Median Equity Funding Round Size

Innovator Series

Our research platform surfaces insights from professionals working at the intersection of sports and technology. These teaser videos are part of our on-going innovator series. Full length interviews are available to members on our digital research platform.

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Event Programming and Networking

No one company innovates alone. The Sports Innovation Lab organizes events grounded in data analysis and market research so attendees can explore opportunities with new insights and greater clarity. From public startup showcases to private innovation breakfasts, we assemble the right content and experts to ignite our clients' imaginations and jumpstart new initiatives.

Harvard Innovation Labs

The Rise of the Quantified Athlete: An Experiential Forum on the Future of Athletic Performance

On February 17th, the Harvard Innovation Labs, in partnership with the NFLPA OneTeam Collective and the Sports Innovation Lab, will host a unique event centered on the future of sports technology and its impact on athletic performance. This forum will include talks from top executives from the NFL Players Association,...

Harvard Innovation Labs, Batten Hall, 125 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Friday, February 17 at 9:00am