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

The Sports Innovation Lab Scout

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As the pace of innovation accelerates, the sports technology market is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate. First-movers have the opportunity to get ahead of their competition by investing in or partnering with the next game changer. But, they can also waste lots of time and money chasing the wrong opportunity.

Scout synthesizes complicated market data into simple, straightforward terms. It’s designed to help you identify a shortlist of vendors and, ultimately, determine which company is best suited for you. Each Scout covers a specific market segment, its key players and its emerging trends.

Our 2017 Q2 Scout provides comprehensive research, to-the-point analysis and interactive tools to give you the clarity and confidence to make big, smart decisions about Athlete Performance Platforms.

2017 Q2 Athlete Performance Platforms Market Overview >>

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 trends as key areas of industry disruption: quantified athlete, smart venue, immersive media, next generation sponsorship, and eSports. Throughout 2017, we will be providing objective evaluations for products and services within each of these trends.

  • Esports


  • Immersive Media


  • Next-Gen Sponsorship


  • Quantified Athlete


  • Smart Venue


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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 UCONN

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    Christina Chase

    Managing Director, MIT Sports Technology Research Group

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    Jessica Gelman


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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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    Dr. 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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    Mark Verstegen

    Founder & President, EXOS; Director of Performance, NFLPA

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    Yang Yang

    Olympic Gold Medalist, Short Track Speed Skating; IOC member

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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.


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.


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