SportsTech Ireland Advisory Board

Dr. Clyde Hutchinson

Chair, SportsTech Ireland Advisory Board. Innovation Lead, eHealth Ireland. Co-Founder Junction Therapeutics.  Global Connector. Angel Investor.

JP Hartigan

Irish Industrial Designer. Founder of Shadowman Sports. Innovator building better, smarter sports environments.

Joe Hogan

Founder and CTO Openet Telecom, EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2011, Techtour European Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

Prof. Catherine Woods

Chair of Physical Activity and Health. Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences University of Limerick

Prof. Len Middleton

Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.  Lecturer NFL Business Program.  Entrepreneur. Investor.

Gary Ryan
Two-time Olympian and UL Beo Project Manager. UL Beo is a Physical Activity, Health, Lifestyle & Sports Initiative at University of Limerick.
Hayley Harrison

Global Trainer of Coach Developers, Sport Ireland; International Council for Coaching Excellence. Coach to Major Championship athletes, Mentor to National & International Coaches

Sam McCleery

VP of Open Innovation and Commercialization Lab at Under Armour. Product, markets and business expert, specialising in new and emerging technologies.

Grace McNamara

Health and Wellness Senior Business Development

“The intersection between the passion for sports and the passion for technological innovation is a ball of fire”

Lee Aviram Shoshany
Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (non-profit)

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to promote Ireland as a world-leading destination for Sports Innovation & Technology. We can achieve this through the creation of dedicated programs for companies at all stages of development .
Incubation – A dedicated sports technology hub for start-up and early stage companies with a co-working space and sports performance lab, to foster, experiment and validate ideas & innovations.
Commercialisation – Partnering to bring innovations into the global business of Sport. Connection and mentorship with industry leaders from Sport, Technology and Business; link to funding and VC investment for SportsTech.
Education & Research – Working with academic partners on research and thought-leadership for innovations in sport & performance.
Limerick: Ireland’s SportsTech Hub – An eco-system and community to facilitate collaboration between SportsTech start-ups and major international sports and technology brands and companies. Landing zone for international companies with deep access and connectivity to European markets.

WHAT WE DO

Offering bespoke and tailored programs for SportsTech companies at all stages of development.
Start

The incubator programme takes early stage ideas through a nine-step development programme to provide a basic framework for success. Participants will learn key skills, validate their ideas and have access to our extensive network.

Grow

The accelerator programme is ideal for SportsTech start-ups and businesses that have already validated and tested their product. We work with these companies to enable them to identify, develop and execute effective go-to market strategies.

Take-Off

This programme is for established companies that want to move to the next level. We offer a custom service identifying pain points and matching participants with relevant expertise from our international panel of industry experts.

Landing Zone

This is for overseas companies looking to locate in a Sports Tech cluster. We provide office space for your initial landing, connections into industry, academia, funding agencies, professional services and the sporting community in Limerick.

SPORTSTECH IRELAND TEAM

Who we are
Martina Skelly
Martina Skelly

Co-Founder

Founder of Activate Marketing, founder and CEO of YellowSchedule. Digital marketing lecturer. Winner of Vodafone Women in Business Award, Silicon Republic top 100 Women in STEM

Grainne Barry
Grainne Barry

Co-Founder

COO, Salaso Health Solutions. Founder NextDomino. Chartered Director. Technology creation and commercialisation. Sports & Wellness Technology.

Emily Ross
Emily Ross

Co-Founder

Founder of Brightspark. Founder and CEO of InkVine Public Relations. SEO and Communications specialist, journalist and marketing strategist. Former Director of UNICEF Ireland and WhatClinic.

Applications

Applications are Open

SportsTech Ireland is accepting applications from companies both at home and abroad for an
intensive three month mentoring program which will begin in the new year.

MENTOR PANEL

Rosie Foley

Former Captain Women’s Irish Rugby. 39 caps for Ireland. Hons degree PE & Geography, Masters degree Science, UL.

Mike Jones

Adventure Athlete, Ocean Rower, Expedition Guide and Speaker.

Marie Crowe

Sports journalist & broadcaster. @UEFA correspondent. McNamee Award winner, documentary maker, footballer.

Lars Humer

Head Coach at the High Performance Centre, UL. Former High Performance Coach for British Olympic and Paralympic swimming.

 James Mangan

Rowing Ireland Coach. International heavyweight men’s rowing coach and aportstech entrepreneur.

 Claire McHugh
CEO & Co Founder of award winning video tech company Axonista. Former Program Manager Setanta Sports. Ambassador Going for Growth.
Ian Ross

Senior Designer Openet Telecom. Web, Graphics, Brand, & UX Specialist. Coolest Projects team member.

Shane McAllister

Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Mobanode software, leading mobile app development and experts on all things mobile.

Keith O’Byrne

Head of Solutions, Asavie. Next-generation IoT and mobility solutions expert. Advisor to world’s leading organisations on Infosec posture and network design.

Dr. James Ring

Chief Executive Officer at Limerick Chamber of Commerce. Former CEO of Limerick Civic Trust.

Nollaig O’Sullivan

Accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist,  BA(Hons), MSc, MBPsS. Community Sports Hub Facilitator,

Philip Boyle

Head of Consumer at  WhatClinic, the world’s largest healthtech platform for private patients. SEO/SEM expert. Founder of Coffee & Kicks, Dublin sneakerheads meet up.

SportsTech Verticals

IoT
Sports Performance
Data Analytics
Broadcast
Wearable Tech
Fan Engagement
Sports eCommerce
Digital Media
  • “Ireland has an incredible network of people and organisations. Tapping into our network through someone active in both the technology and the sporting community has helped me to grow the Clubify business in a much more commercial way”

    Declan Murphy – Founder and CEO Clubify
  • Ireland has made a significant mark on the global startup landscape. Having just brought our 100th MBA team to Ireland over the past decade, we recognise that Limerick is positioned uniquely to harness the power of Ireland’s affinity for startups, with the passion and dedication to sport, for which it is renowned.

    Dr. Len Middleton, University of Michigan

NEWS

The origins of SportsTechIreland

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