Inspire Ideas
Cultivate Connections
Discover Solutions

It’s time for the sports industry to think differently.

We must ignite change, push boundaries, drive innovation and cultivate meaningful connections.

Ignition unites sports and technology. It’s the meeting place of the sports industry’s most transformative tech in an energetic, experiential, and visual hub that’s buzzing with start-up electricity and supported by the industry’s tech giants. 

At its core, Ignition is a member community for the creative and tech-enabled disruptors driving the future of sports business.  


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Our content hub of tech demonstrations, case studies, and keynote speakers covers the pressing issues of today and uncovers the solutions of tomorrow across the sports tech ecosystem.

Keep your finger on the pulse of the industry’s emergent themes, trends, and technologies driving fan and business innovation. 

Why you should be involved

The future of your business begins today.

Ignition is an opportunity to showcase your product to an engaged audience of potential customers and investors. It’s the chance to learn from the individuals and organisations shaping the future of sport and open the doors to make the connections that will fuel your future success.  

Curated video content

Direct masterclass sessions

Mentorship programme

Lead & BD generation

Investor introductions

Global sports tech content hub

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. 

Meet our Innovation Competition Judging Panel

Meet the sports tech experts looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs and start-up founders actively changing the world of fan and business innovation in sports.

Alexandra Willis

Communications & Marketing Director

An Dang Duy

Chief Information Officer

Benjamin Stoll

Director of Strategic Alliances & Innovation

Craig Hepburn

Head of Transformation

Michael Sutherland

Chief Transformation Officer

Motasem El Bawab

Head of Digital

Patrick Plaatje

Director of Technology

Scott Gutterman

SVP, Digital Operations