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MLSE recently partnered with Ryerson University to establish the Future of Sport Lab to help highlight and grow some of the world’s most promising technology startups. 

Spalk came out on top against a field of more than 40 in the competition operated by Venturelab, taking home a total cash price of CHF 5,000 ($5,000).

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and Ryerson University have named the first six startups that will make up their collaborative Future of Sport Lab (FSL) incubator.

A record number of people gathered across Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington today to hear the finalists in the 2019 NZ Hi-Tech Awards announced.

 

Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand’s innovation agency, warmly congratulates this year’s NZ Hi-Tech Awards finalists.

 

Following their attendance at Sports Tech Tokyo in April we asked a selection of companies based in Australia, New Zealand and across our region their experience of the event and how their plans and ideas have changed since being in Tokyo.

Innovation in the sports world is a unique form of thinking. Ask anyone what some of the biggest recent innovations in sports are, and they might say the graphite hockey stick or the dual-core golf ball. Those answers are half-true as they only affect the players, representing a very small percentage of those who actually engage with professional sports.

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens series tours the world, with most people only seeing an event once a year. But in a bid to engage with fans on a more regular basis, they are partnering up with Capgemini to find new digital ways of engaging with fans.

Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) announced today the first startups selected for incubation at the Future of Sport Lab (FSL), external link​.

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and Ryerson University are funding a handful of tech startups to foster sports industry innovation and if they’re lucky, the early-stage ventures might get to pilot their products with top sports teams and venues.

 

With the increasing nature of virtual production prevalent in linear television and online broadcasting, sports commentary platform Spalk is well placed to deliver a vital solution in the production supply chain.

 

The 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games were the beginning of a series of huge sports events in Asia. Japan will host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup. China will host the 2019 FIBA World Cup of Basketball, and Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Games.

Greg Norman Company announced a material investment in Spalk as the leader in a $1.5MM series seed round alongside Stadia Ventures, Ice Angels, Sparkbox Ventures and others.

 

In the final years of Arsene Wenger’s tenure as manager of Arsenal, soccer fans of all clubs would traditionally greet a crushing defeat of the club by declaring they couldn’t wait for that evening’s edition of Arsenal Fan TV.