Startap Sportifico is the winner of the first Colosseum Sports Tech Serbia program!
This program is a result of cooperation between Science Technology Park Belgrade and leading Israeli organization in sport-tech Colosseum Sport, Colosseum Sports Tech Serbia, aimed to support innovations in the field of sport.
By being selected as the best team, Sportifico has won a study trip to Israel and an opportunity to connect and work with leading global experts on further develop of its technology solution.
Sportifico is a platform for women’s soccer that allows football players to reach their market potential.
– Today, Sportifico is synonymous for women’s soccer in the region, and our goal is to become synonymous for women’s sport in general. Our biggest strength is that we are coming from the market itself, we have felt a problem on our skin and that is why we are the right team to allow the women football players to get the attention they deserve. We tested our hypotheses in the domestic market, confirmed the concept and now we are ready for the global market. This award and program will help us a lot to reach that goal – said Ruža Ilic, part of the Sportifico team.
Colosseum Sports Tech Serbia is a unique five-month program that aims to boost innovation in sport by connecting all the relevant players in sports tech industry and providing support to early-stage startups. The first batch of 10 startups underwent Colosseum Bootcamp in June. During the last 5 months they have been working with more than 40 consultants and mentors in order to develop and improve their business idea. Six of them, who showed the greatest potential during the program, presented their ideas at the final event at the Science Technology Park Belgrade. Decision about winner was made by an expert jury – serial entrepreneurs and investment fund representatives.
Valued at 8,9 bilion USD in 2018, sports tech industry is expected to triple in value in the next five years. By supporting the development of innovations and startup ecosystems in this area, Serbia has an opportunity to position itself, not only as a successful sports nation, but also as one of the leaders in the development and implementation of sports technology solutions globally.