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Sports Accelerators

Capital Sports Ventures – Virginia

Located in Virginia, Capital Sports Ventures actively seeks to invest in sports, lifestyle events, and properties. This accelerator not only helps startups financially, but gives skills for them to become successful.

HeadStart: The Sports Tech & IT Accelerator – Australia

HeadStart provides assistance by selecting up to 10 startups per year. HeadStart invests in startups ranging from performance gear to data and video analytics.  This sports accelerator gives them education, mentorship, cash prizes, and connections to investor communities.

Nike Accelerator – Oregon

The famous Nike Company has teamed up with TechStars to launch their very own sports accelerator program. The accelerator will select up to 10 startup companies and give them a 3-month intensive program. The program will support companies that are willing to use Nike technology to create products and services focused on health. In addition, the program will support digital innovation.

Entertainment Accelerators

Disney Accelerator – Los Angeles

Powered by TechStars, Disney has launched their own accelerator program. This is a highly selective team that supports startups that are focused on solely entertainment and media. This program will select 10 of the finest startups to participate. Each team will be given $120,000 in investment, office space, access to Disney’s resources, and of course skills from experienced mentors.

LA Dodgers Accelerator – Los Angeles

The LA Dodgers Accelerator program was designed to enable companies to explore and launch business models. They are able to give startups an opportunity to work with 80+ mentors and help build long-lasting customer experiences. Their main goal is to help startups that have products and services to offer, but haven’t gotten to mass manufacture them.