On September 18, 2019, the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport of the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS), in cooperation with HYPE Sports Innovation of Tel Aviv, Israel, hosted the HYPE Spin Blockchain Accelerator Demo Day at NYU. The event showcased blockchain innovation in sports from nine startup teams participating in the first-ever blockchain accelerator program for sports-related technologies and applications.
According to Vince Gennaro, associate dean of the Tisch Institute for Global Sport, “With our specific focus on sports technology, we see that blockchain is an ideal enabling technology for the full gamut of emerging sports transformations. Our relationship with HYPE Sports Innovation, a global leader in capital for sports tech and innovation, represents a perfect match for our industry-centric approach coupled with academic excellence.”
Tixico, a blockchain-based ticketing service; Bethereum, a blockchain betting platform; Lympo, a blockchain health and fitness app; and Instant Sponsor, a blockchain-powered sports sponsorship marketplace, were recognized as the leading sports tech startups at the event.
Photo: Tomer Sagi, director of HYPE (far left), and Vince Gennaro (far right) join the teams with their awards, ©Moree: Courtesy of NYU Photo Bureau