Where Sports Tech Comes to Life

4 October 2023 | 1 – 4pm BST | Virtual event

Ignition, powered by SportsInnovation 2024, is the ultimate hub for sports executives to navigate the dynamic sports tech realm. Ignition empowers leaders to stay ahead of the curve by offering immersive content and creating a vibrant community. This enables them to forge invaluable connections with trailblazing individuals, explore groundbreaking ideas, and embrace cutting-edge technology.

Join below and connect, expand your knowledge, and collaborate with your next sports tech partner.

Agenda Overview

(Timings and sessions are subject to change)

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 who are driving the future of sports business through their creativity and technological prowess.

Get ready for Ignition’s second instalment of the year on October 4th, where we will delve into the most cutting-edge advancements and innovations in sports tech. As a registered user, you will have exclusive access to our ecosystem of 200+ Tech Directory Listings. This unparalleled sports network is the largest and most up-to-date of its kind, connecting you with tech disruptors, new contacts, and future partners.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be at the forefront of the sports industry’s technological revolution.

Speakers Include...

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


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.

2023 Winner

Innovation Competition

The Ignition Innovation Competition celebrates the next generation of entrepreneurs and start-up founders actively changing the world of fan and business innovation in sports.  
Our 2023 shortlist had the opportunity to pitch their entries at SportsPro Live, where our winner was revealed!
Entries for the Ignition Innovation Competition 2024 will open later this year – stay tuned for more information.

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