What is the Innovation Competition?

Applications are closed. If you have any questions about your application, you can contact a member of the SportsPro team here.
The Ignition Innovation Competition is the platform for sports startups to demonstrate their solutions in front of industry leaders.
The competition is focused on the 5 pillars of Ignition:
  • Media & Consumption
  • Data & Analytics
  • Fan Engagement
  • In Venue
  • Commerce
The winner will receive an equity-free Growth Support Package of over $100,000 in value delivered by SportsPro. As well as three potential opportunities to be positioned in front of the international sports industry.

Competition Timeline

Applications Open

4 Oct 2023

Stage 1

All applications are reviewed by our diverse and experienced panel of judges prior to Ignition

Jan 2024

Stage 2

Shortlisted companies will be announced

Feb 2024

Stage 3

Shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to pitch live during SportsPro Live, where the winner will be announced

23 & 24 April 2024

Those involved as partners of our startup package will also receive automatic entry into the competition.