Five startups made it to the final of the 2020 edition of Science4Football & StartUp Challenge.
To me, all of them left a positive impression – emphasised Leszek Zaremba, Science4Football Startup Challenge mentor. – The exciting thing was that we had a chance to see the solutions prepared specifically for the football industry but also for other sports disciplines.
Tomasz Snazyk, a member of the jury and CEO of Startup Poland, expressed his contentment with the possibility to take part in this event. – The enthusiasm and ingenuity of some of the start-ups’ founders were impressive. Nevertheless, I had a feeling that the presentations could have been completely different if they had been held offline. Now we all need to learn new skills!
Ultimately, a company called Svexa became the winner. Silicon Valley Exercise Analytics helps in obtaining the most effective training as well as regeneration of players. The company provides athletes with an algorithm that indicates each of them personalised training information in real-time so that their performance is optimised.
Apart from Svexa, I also remember the ProgTrain presentation – said Leszek Zaremba. – The brilliant simplicity of their solution, both in terms of hardware and software, can make it widely used at various levels of games.
All participants of the StartUp Challenge agreed that the greatest value of such competitions is the exchange of information and knowledge, which contributes to the faster development of each of them.
COVID-19 made the Science4Football Conference & StartUp Challenge a unique event. The 2020 edition was unusual as it was entirely devoted to responding to the needs of the new reality in which players, staff, club managers and partners were stuck because of the pandemic – said Piotr Żmijewski, Head of Research and Development Center at Legia LAB.
Initially, the entire event was to take place in the freshly-opened Legia Training Center. – We believe that in 2021 we will all meet there – stressed Tomasz Zahorski. – Legia Training Centre is the best place to show the impact of a well-prepared and executed plan, innovative ideas, science and technology in the sports industry.