Startup Program


Hashtag Sports wants to help transform the fate of those who innovate technology.

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Our inaugural Hashtag Sports festival attracted 100 startups who combined to raise a total of over $280 million post-event in funding.

This year, we are aiming to further influence the state of innovation in sports with the introduction of a special startup discount in order to enable young companies to share and acquire knowledge, network, meet investors, and ultimately become inspired to challenge the status quo.

In addition to our discounted passes, Hashtag Sports will further empower early-stage companies with our dedicated Startup & Investment programming track which will feature sessions and workshops at the Microsoft Technology Center on Day 3 of the event.

Program Criteria:

  • Funding – Only companies with $5M (US) or less in total investment are eligible.
  • Technology – You are a tech startup or a tech-enabled startup. Not sure what that means? You're probably not a fit, but just in case, here's an article that provides some clarity.
  • Full-Time – It's highly unlikely that you have seed investors if you're not 100% dedicated to the business, but if that's the case, your day job needs to front the bill this year.

If you are a startup that is interested in joining us at Hashtag Sport 2017 to learn what’s next in sports media and innovation, please enter your information in our startup application form. If qualified, you will receive a discount code to register.

Stay tuned for startup program announcements about partners, benefits, and special networking. For more details about this year's event and Hashtag Sports, please consult our FAQs.

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