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2018 Sports Tank – New York, NY


The sports industry is booming with new technology and new ideas every day. This is the opportunity to present your company to our group of investors at Sports Tank. Sports Tank is the worlds #1 sports specific pitch event, providing sports-related startup companies the opportunity to pitch to strategic investors.
We invite sports-minded entrepreneurs to apply to Sports Tank! TPG provides 5 selected companies with an All-Expenses-Paid (Flight & Hotel) trip to New York for Sports Tank.


 Next Gen Arena:

We've expanded the "Next Gen Arena". This is a platform for early stage startups (separate from Sports Tank finalists) to showcase their business to our investors, sports executives and many special guests in the sports industry. Two companies from Next Gen Arena will be selected to pitch at Sports Tank.


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Step 1

Apply for Sports Tank

It’s free to apply.

All applications must be received by March 10, 2018.

Apply Now

Step 2

Companies are Invited to Attend

On April 1, 2018 the top 5 startups will be invited to pitch at Sports Tank. These 5 will receive an All-Expenses-Paid trip to New York.

50 early stage startups will be invited to present their company at the Next Gen Arena.

Step 3

April 30 – Next Gen Arena

Companies will present to strategic investors and world-class sports executives. 2 companies will be selected to pitch on stage at Sports Tank.

May 1st – Sports Tank

5 companies selected for Sports Tank plus 2 Next Gen Arena companies will pitch live on stage at Sports Tank.
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– Opportunity to showcase your business to our investors, sports executives and many special guests in the sports industry

– 2 companies from Next Gen Arena will be selected to pitch live, on stage at Sports Tank

– Up to 50 companies will be invited to participate in the Next Gen Arena

“Last year FanWide participated in the Sports Tank’s Next Gen Arena, and we had the opportunity to meet dozens of sports technology investors and influencers. It was one of the most worthwhile events that we have participated in, we are now in discussions about the possibility of an investment with Sports Tank sponsor, the football co., and were invited to Germany to pitch in the leAD sports accelerator.”
– Symon Perriman, President & Founder, FanWide

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Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“We’re excited to be back at Sports Tank after making an investment and building countless relationships. Sports Tank allows us to leverage our network and help these companies grow globally. There’s no event like it out there.”

 -Jake Ireland, Hickory VC

Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“Sports Tank was a perfect opportunity to not only raise capital, but to raise capital with strategic partners. We ultimately came to terms with one of the VCs and someone on the sports advisory panel. And since we’ve raised capital, TPG Sports Group has been incredibly helpful opening their vast network. I recommend Sports Tank to any company seeking truly strategic growth capital.”

 -Andrew Menter, Physmodo

Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“Sports Tank separates itself from others in the industry based on the unique combination of sports industry executives and sports specific venture investors – all together in one event. The Next Gen Arena is also becoming the place to be for early stage sports tech companies. I’m proud to be part of Sports Tank and look forward to the event each year to learn about the latest sports innovations.”

 -Brian Kopp, Stretch 4 Advisory

Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“Last year FanWide participated in the Sports Tank’s Next Gen Arena, and we had the opportunity to meet dozens of sports technology investors and influencers. It was one of the most worthwhile events that we have participated in, we are now in discussions about the possibility of an investment with Sports Tank sponsor, the football co., and were invited to Germany to pitch in the leAD sports accelerator.”

 -Symon Perriman, Fanwide

Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“Sports Tank is so extremely important to our business because I work with corporate clients who are always looking for the opportunity to be kind of first to market with new technology, new digital platforms and new opportunities to engage fans.”

 -Megan Hughes Allison, Genesco Sports Ent.

Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“The quality of the investment panel, advisory panel, I thought they were some of the most well connected people in sports. Guys that willing to give you honest and candid feedback”

 -Vasu Kulkarni, Courtside Ventures

Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“Being able to pitch our idea the most influential sports industry executives along with investors was a unique experience that will catapult us to that next level that we have to go to.”

 -Patrick Lundgren, Atleto

Jake Ireland Hickory VC

“You’re not going to get this opportunity anywhere, you’re not going to have the ability to pitch your idea in one setting in front of sports executives and these investors and get the ability to have the opportunity 1 on 1 to pitch your idea and have those networking opportunities.”

 -Chrystal Rowe, 18 year NFL Executive