IN 2018 WE TALKED ABOUT…
>What technologies dominate pitches?
>Innovative approaches in sports marketing and communications
>What will startups aim to change in sport?
>What can sports, businesses and startups can do together?
>What are investment opportunities in sport?
23 May 2018
09:30 - 10:00
Prof. Dr. Esra Hatipoğlu
Nişantaşı University Rector
Veli Ozan Çakır
Ministry of Youth and Sport - Deputy General Director of Sport
10:00 - 10:50
Tech & Innovation
Sport Experience, Founder
João Gonçalo Cunha
KickUP Sports, CEO
Johan de Rooij
Sport Experience, CFO
10:50 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:50
Deputy General Manager, Sales and Marketing
Turkish Basketball Federation - Director of the Turkish Basketball Super League
Tahincioğlu, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications
11:50 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:50
Analytics & Management
Nielsen Turkey Media General Manager
CIES Football Observatory Data Manager
Upshot General Director (Football Foundation)
12:50 - 13:50
13:50 - 14:40
Media & Communications
Beşiktaş JK CMO
Business Development Director
S Sport Plus Project Manager
Dugout EMEA Regional Director
14:40 - 14:50
14:50 - 15:40
Sports and innovation Turkey
Tech Drone League, Founder
15:40 - 15:50
15:50 - 17:00
Startup Presentations (Pitching)
We believe in TEAM WORK and constantly working on to improve collaboration between sectors, companies and people with different skills.
If we can get sports and technology to better interact and communicate with one another, we believe that many new and promising projects can come to life.
That’s why we believe in TEAM WORK!
Turkey has one of the youngest and vibrant population in Europe. People are very keen on new technologies as much as they are on sport.
Despite massive interest in sport and technology, the number of innovation and startups in this dynamic field is low in Turkey. There are some promising examples but the number of success stories are limited.
The consumers are very interested in sports and technology and spend considerable amount of money. We believe a lack of communication, interaction, information exchange and international partnerships are the reasons why the number of projects are low.
Istanbul is an international hub to reach untapped opportunities not only in Turkey but to its wider reach in Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East and Balkans. Many international corporations has their regional head offices in Istanbul due to proximity, excellent flight connection, talented workforce and strong technological infrastructure.
Sportup is the only event in the region that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, brands, sport and business administrators, athletes and other actors that would like be involved in the field, utilise it more actively and extend its reach.
With Sportup you can expand your network, get inspirational ideas for new projects, share your valuable ideas, and come across new business models.
Entrepreneurs, investors, brand managers, mentors, sport executives, coaches, athletes and anyone interested in sports.