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THE SPOT will be back in full strength in 2021

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic situation and advice, we have regretfully decided to cancel THE SPOT 2020. The next edition will take place from 18 to 19 May 2021 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.  Your purchased ticket for...

Check out the latest European SportsTech Report!

The European SportsTech Report 2020 was published this week by SportsTechX, a company that provides data and insights about SportsTech start-ups and their surrounding ecosystem. According to the authors, 2019 provided for a number of remarkable records: it was the...

Leap Day, Last Day

Enjoy an extra day in February to take advantage of the super early bird rate. (until 2 March) Get your tickets and join in at THE SPOT

Start-ups, get set for THE SPOT 2020

If you are a start-up in the field of sport or physical activity, it’s time to get ready for THE SPOT 2020. ThinkSport’s international sport and innovation event will be back on 12 and 13 May in Lausanne and will spotlight your business idea in front of investors,...

Meet the Burgener brothers at THE SPOT 2020

Pat Burgener, professional snowboarder, Olympian and talented musician from Switzerland, is among the confirmed speakers for THE SPOT 2020, it was announced today. Pat will share his personal insights on new business models for professional athletes –...

Sports Tech: Fitness Start-Ups Find Favour with Investors

Fitness, content, and esports. All over the world those three areas of start-up activity lead the way in attracting investment, according to research by SportsTechX, the leading platform for data and insights about start-ups and the SportsTech ecosystem,...

Registration launches for THE SPOT to be in 2020

With the New Year having just kicked off in style, it’s time to start looking ahead to some of the exciting highlights taking place in 2020. If you have a curious mind, a stake in sport or physical activity, and want to meet change-makers who are delivering fresh...

Make your holidays sparkle

Message from ThinkSport Director Anna Hellman Dear Friends, As 2019 comes to an end, the ThinkSport team would like to extend a big thank you to you for your valuable collaboration and support throughout this year. Along with our best wishes for the holiday,...

ISPO: “Sports Consumers No Longer Inhabit Silos”

The world’s largest sports industry trade show, ISPO Munich, celebrates its 50th year with the 2020 edition from January 26-29, 2020, and nearly 3,000 exhibitors and over 80,000 business delegates from around the world will be on hand for the occasion. Since the...

Indoor Skydiving: “Being A Sport Will Help Us Grow As A Business”

Thought Leader Profile of Simon Ward, CEO of iFLY​ “We live in an experiential age. What people experience, they want to experience further.” That observation by Simon Ward, who heads iFLY, the world’s biggest group in the indoor skydiving business, goes a long way to...

Training with artificial intelligence?

Science and technology are transforming our ability to maximise human performance and digital innovation provides a quantum leap in learning, training and competing as an athlete. At THE SPOT in May, experts discussed the future for the athletes of tomorrow,...

THE SPOT sparks new partnership between Eurovision Sport and Dazzl.tv

Eurovision Sport is partnering with tech start-up Dazzl.tv, offering EBU Members an innovative mobile app and cloud-based solution for the live production and delivery of video content. The recent announcement follows the success of Dazzl.tv during the Start-up battle...

Record fundraising for My Coach

My Coach, a young start-up specialised in conceiving and developing digital tools to ease and improve sports practices, has just achieved the largest fundraising in digital sport in France in 2019, with the company recently announcing a record of EUR 6.6 million...

Revive THE SPOT 2019 and meet our Start-up Battle champion!

It’s exactly one month after THE SPOT 2019 – a good time to remember some of the best moments of this year’s edition. Among the many out-of-the-box experiences, one in particular was as hot as the current temperatures in Lausanne: The Start-up Battle. Forty-two...

Thank you! #TheSpot2019

Dear SPOT participants, innovators, pioneers, explorers,open, creative and curious minds! The second edition of THE SPOT is over… and we miss you already! We really enjoyed and appreciated spending the two days with you in Lausanne last week - talking,...

Gait Up and Dartfish reveal new partnership at THE SPOT

THE SPOT, ThinkSport’s international sport and innovation event currently taking place in Lausanne, provided the perfect platform for Gait Up to announce its future collaboration with Dartfish, another Swiss expert in video analysis.  “We’re...