KiwiTech hosted its first-ever International Venture Fair in partnership with Qatar SportsTech on December 2, 2020. The event featured rapid-fire pitches from 10 innovative startups from around the world. Investors were provided with an opportunity to ask live questions and request intros to the presenting startups.
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Armony is a London-based sportstech startup that has created the world's first and only, patent-pending, coach-player wireless communication system for soccer and other sports. Armony addresses the problem faced by coaches and their players, in soccer and other sports, of immediate communication necessary between them during games and training sessions due to the long distance and background noise. Its wireless communication system for sports teams allows for immediate coach-player communication and provides live biometric and performance data in a safe and reliable manner.
Dronur offers contactless remote health monitoring via Drone AI technology. Dronur uses Drone AI technology to monitor an athlete’s facial expression in correlation to sports performance. Different facial expressions can exemplify human behavior of where they stand mentally and physically prior to playing a match, during a match, and post-match.
Fancision is a platform that helps football teams better engage and monetize their fan base using gamification. Fans want interactive experiences, play, compete and be rewarded, but clubs are not offering this because they don't know how to do it or don't have time to do it, thus they are losing millions of dollars in extra revenue by not engaging their fans properly. Fancision provides a platform where sports fans have a fully entertaining experience by playing trivias, minigames, challenges between users, game predictions, chatting and voting in decisions related to their teams.
FATE Esports is one of the top Esports teams and organizations in the Middle East (based on results). The problem FATE noticed is that 100% of the top-grossing Arab Esports talent play for non-Arab organizations. There is a massive disconnect between MENA corporate sponsors and gaming teams and Esports event organizers. FATE addresses this issue by scouting, nurturing, managing and developing top Esports talent and connects them to the global competitive gaming industry.
Golazzos is the sports and esports platform for brands and fans. Golazzos believes that there is a huge disconnect with respect to the massive consumption of games/gamification and esports by consumers and how brands are spending their marketing and sales budget. Golazzos helps brands achieve awesome marketing results, while bringing consumers a fun experience. Golazzos does this by enabling sport fans to predict, socialize and compete around football games and esports.
GymCraft is a game publisher and system integrator which interactively connects the worlds of fitness and video games. By providing a platform for game developers we are pushing the boundaries of technology and virtual worlds. Providing users with a fully immersive and socially connected real time fitness experience. Increasing the motivation, enjoyment, competition and social interaction of exercising at home, gym and corporate environment.
The future of fitness - GymStory is the No.1 user-oriented platform that tracks a user’s fitness activities over time. Tracking sports activities increases enjoyment, motivation and the effectiveness of training, but tracking is a slow and manual process, so less than 10% of exercisers do it. GymStory invented the Smart Sensor that tracks activities from fitness equipment, collects activity data and transfers it to users’ smartphones.
HotSwitch is an interactive TV as a service. HotSwitch can be activated in any mobile or web platform to allow fans to engage in chat, polls, trivia, and more. CMS-powered analytics and monetization. HotSwitch offers immersive experiences meant to engage audiences and drive viewership. The viewership and engagement drive analytics and monetization. HotSwitch’s live engagement software development kit (SDK), built in React, integrates easily into web and native apps and brings live chat and more, alongside a backend platform with live data and monetization features (ads, IAP).
LA.I.FE is a personalised data-driven music and voice feed generated with Artificial Intelligence by gathering data-points through its wearables for sports, training recovery and wellbeing. Data collection in sports is a reality, but the only benefit that comes out of it is the rational analysis of the results and later assessment of solutions for further evaluation and decision making. L.A.I.F.E. addresses this issue by gathering the data and transforms it into an AI-generated training recovery plan with AI-generated music and voice, for achieving better results and fast recovery time.
YooMeDoo is the world's largest non-professional soccer platform and the first that combines 100% official game stats with physical data obtained from their own wearable GPS. Non-professional soccer has either non-existent or unreliable and scattered data. YooMeDoo merges game and physical statistics. YooMeDoo outputs a score and ranks everyone: going from local to international with 100% trustworthy data and an affordable tracker that delivers professional results.