Entries for the Innovation Competition are now closed!

The Ignition Innovation Competition celebrates the next generation of entrepreneurs and start-up founders changing the world of sports.

The winner will receive a $100,000 growth package and three potential opportunities to be showcased in front of the international sports industry.

What Is Ignition?

Ignition, powered by SportsInnovation 2024, unites sports and technology.

Ignition serves as a dynamic hub where the most transformative technology in the sports industry converges, creating an electrifying and immersive ecosystem that pulsates with entrepreneurial energy and is backed by industry giants.

At its core, Ignition is a thriving community that facilitates the collaboration of innovative disruptors driving the future of sports business through their creativity and technological prowess.

Ignition’s second instalment of 2023 took place on October 4th, exploring the most cutting-edge advancements and innovations in sports tech. Register below to watch the event on demand. You will also have exclusive access to our ecosystem of 200+ Tech Directory Listings!

2023 Agenda Overview

Previous Speakers Included...

Anne Detlefsen

Senior Director - Digital and Emerging Content

Chris Schlosser

SVP, Emerging Ventures

Jenna Kurath

VP, Startup Development & Head of Comcast

Kenny Gersh

Executive Vice President, Media & Business

Event Themes

Our content hub explores the latest tech innovations, showcases real-life examples, and features inspiring speakers who delve into the most urgent challenges facing the sports tech industry. Discover the cutting-edge solutions that will shape the future of this ecosystem.

Big & small tech companies



Broadcasters & platforms



Who is ignition for?

Ignition is the meeting place of sports technology innovators.
Whether you’re a stealth mode start-up looking to validate your idea, a burgeoning scale-up ready to go to the next level, a rights holder exploring monetisation or tech-enabled solutions, or an investor searching for your latest investment, Ignition is your destination. 

Why you should be involved

The future of your business begins today.
Ignition is a virtual event and a platform designed to connect startups, scaleups, right holders and investors with innovation. The tech directory listing and innovation competition provide additional opportunities to be featured in front of prominent sports executives. 

Global sports tech content hub

Lead & Business Development generation

Curated video content

Direct masterclass sessions