Hackathon


Our research has found there is an industry-wide need for fresh talent to contribute to solving the most pressing social and ecological issues facing sports professionals.

SportsPro’s Hackathon aims to bridge the gap between aspiring professionals by uniting top students from across the globe to compete against one another in a three-day Hackathon.

The Hackathon is centered around the “Triple bottom line” and the students will be challenged to create innovative solutions to drive social, financial, and environmental sustainability in sport.

As the teaching of social and ecological topics is fundamental to the sustainability of our industry and the world, the hackathon gives participating students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and engage first-hand with the leaders in these areas. Each team will have access to insightful mentors, including leaders from the likes of Intel, FIVB, Sport Ecology Group, and more.

Not only will students be engaging directly with industry mentors, but all participating students have the opportunity to share their voice and concepts with the industry. The winning team will present a keynote session at SportsPro Live sharing their innovative solutions with engaged industry leaders.

If you are involved with academic institutions and would like to get involved please get in touch.

Participating Universities Include

Adelphi
Syracuse
Conventry
istanbul
columbia
ohio

Mentors

Damani Leech - NFL

Damani Leech,
COO (International),
NFL

Michael Cole - European Tour

Michael Cole,
Chief Technology Officer,
European Tour

Steve Elworthy

Steve Elworthy,
MD of Events & Special Projects,
England & Wales Cricket Board

Andrea_bein

Andrea Ekblad,
Partnerships, Acquisitions & Content Strategy, beIN Media Group

Toby_McAuliffe

Toby McAuliffe,
Senior Director, Sports Marketing & Business Development,
Oracle

Kirsten Fulmer

Kristen Fulmer,
Founder,
Recipric

B Hunter - Rugby

B Hunter,
Digital & Content Director,
Rugby League World Cup 2021

Chris Gratton - Ticket

Chris Gratton,
Chief Operating Officer UK,
Ticketmaster Sport

Joao Frigerio - iwork in sport

Joao Frigerio,
Founder,
iWorkinSport

Danielle Berman - TNW

Danielle Berman,
Founder & CEO,
Tackle What’s Next

Ashley Shaner - 7 leaque

Ashley Shaner,
Senior Consultant,
Seven League

Jaime McKeown

Jaime McKeown,
Project Manager, Development & International Relations, World Rugby

Lew Blaustein

Lewis Blaustein,
Founder,
GreenSportsBlog

Brian - Texas

Brian McCullough, 
Co-Director, Sport Ecology Group, Associate Professor of Sport Management, Texas A&M University

Tristan Niesslein

Tristan Niesslein,
Founder & Lead Practitioner,
Niesslein Sustainability Partners

Amir_Zonozi

Amir Zonozi,
Co-Founder & President,
Zoomph

Roger Mitchell

Roger Mitchell,
Founder,
Albachiara Media and Entertainment

Garrett_Wong

Garrett Wong,
Member Services Manager,
Green Sports Alliance

Amr Elrawi
Amr Alrawi,
Director, Marketing Strategy,
Oracle

Judges

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick,
Director, Centre for the Eurasian Sport Industry, Em-Lyon Business School

Aileen McManmon

Aileen McManamon,
Founder & Managing Partner,
5T Sports Group

Motasem Bawab

Motasem Bawab,
Head of Digital,
FIVB

Matthew Campelli

Matthew Campelli,
Founder,
The Sustainability Report

Benjamin Penkert

Benjamin Penkert,
Founder,
SportsTechX

Jessica

Jessica David,
Partner Marketing Manager,
Intel Sports