Australian Sports Technology Scholarship Showcase

Startups and Fast-Growth Companies


The Queensland Government and Austrade in partnership with the Australian Sports Technologies Network are delighted to offer nine (9) of Australia’s best Sports Technology Start-ups and Fast-Growth companies an opportunity to pitch their product or service at the 2019 SportAccord Summit which will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from 5 to 10 May 2019.

Apply online for the opportunity to be a part of one of the world’s leading sports and business conferences and have your company showcased on a global stage.

About SportAccord 2019

SportAccord, the world’s premier sport and business summit, will be held at the Gold Coast
Convention and Exhibition Centre from 5 to 10 May 2019.

SportAccord is dedicated to engaging and connecting international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees of various major sports events including Olympic Games, host cities, media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

Over 1,500 delegates from 100 countries are expected to attend SportAccord 2019, which will be the first time the event has been held in Australia and the Oceania region.

SportAccord provides the most significant annual global networking opportunity available in world sport with summit delegates expected to include representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Presidents of National Olympic Committees and International Federations and
senior government officials from future major event destinations.

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The nine (9) successful sports technology companies will receive the following benefits as part of their
scholarship package:

  • Travel Allowance for one employee – $500 for all scholarship winners for Flights and Accommodation);
    One delegate pass to the SportAccord Summit from 5 – 10 May 2019 (valued at $3,500);
  • Access to an exclusive discounted rate to the conference for your organisation;
  • Pitch presentation opportunity (15 – 20 minutes);
  • Access to the Queensland Exhibit during SportAccord to engage directly with over 1,500 delegates;
  • Media engagement and business profiling opportunities;
  • An opportunity to build relationships with the Queensland and Australian Government;
  • Early bird access to the 2020 SportAccord Summit in Beijing China; and

It is estimated that the scholarship winner’s package is valued at approximately $10,000 AUD.

ASTN Sports Technology Showcase

The ASTN Sports Technology Showcase will see the nine Australian sports technology start-ups and fast-growth companies pitch their product or service to SportAccord delegates over a three-day period during the conference (7 – 9 May 2019). Coordinated through a formal application and assessment process, the nine successful companies will be drawn from the following categories:

  • Sports Data and Performance
  • Digital, Media and Business
  • Wearable and Equipment

The winner will receive a 90-day placement at an Austrade Landing Pad of their selection (Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, San Francisco) valued at $25,000.

Application Timetable

Friday 5th April – Applications Open

Monday 15th April – Applications Close

Wednesday 17th April – Nine Scholarship Winners Announced

Tuesday 30th April – SportAccord Briefing (Phone call) with Queensland Government and Austrade (ensure flights/accomodation are booked)

7th-9th May (Gold Coast) – Pitch events

Applications have now closed, successful applicants will be contacted on the 17th of April 2019.