Event

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

Global Sports Innovation Competition for Sports & Fitness

Organization: 
HYPE Foundation Sports and ASICS

ASICS is proud to partner with the HYPE Foundation, a platform that connects and invests in sports startups globally, as a presenting sponsor of the Global Sports Innovation (SPIN) Final competition, taking in Boston on October 11-12, 2017.

What:
Opportunity for startup focused on sports & fitness to pitch their ideas to ASICS management, top technology and sports brands, investors, and leaders in the sports industry. The event will also feature an exhibit of leading Sports startups in the HYPE TOP50 program.

Who:
Gerard Klein, Global General Manager at ASICS Corporation
Shinji Senda, Sr. GM Easy Running & Training Footwear, ASICS
Paul Miles, Sr. GM Marketing, ASICS
Tsuyoshi Nishiwaki, Head of R&D and ISS (Institute of Sport Science) at ASICS
And leaders from ESPN, Spalding, Babson College.

When:
Applications for participants are due September 3rd, 2017 
The competition will take place on October 11-12, 2017 in Boston

Where:
Sports Innovation (SPIN) Final competition: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6-9 p.m., at WeWork, Mass Av., 625 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

As a grand prize for the competition ASICS is offering the opportunity to be mentored by members of the Runkeeper leadership team and work with ASICS in their Global R&D Center and get mentored by the brand's leading teams on potential integration into ASICS Products.

The Top 3 winning startups will receive 1 year membership to the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft.

On Wednesday October 11, a Student ideation hackathon will take place on Babson college, aiming to come out with innovative solutions to challenges in the sports & fitness spaces. ASICS is thrilled to sponsor the sports innovation competition in the city where sports meets technology. Just last month ASICS announced it will be opening a product creation and design studio in Boston with an initial group of 50 people in a 25,000-square-foot office space.

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