The Global Sport Innovation Competition, created by Hype Foundation, is an international competition for startups, that brings together entrepreneurs from all across the world, focusing on innovative products and technologies connected to the world of sports.

The international final will take place in Rio de Janeiro, during the 2016 Olympic Games, where 8 innovative startups, selected to represent different territories, will compete for the first prize.

The participating start-ups will pitch their ideas before a grand audience of investors, accelerators and key players of the sports and innovation industry.


European final: Trento

On May 31st 2016, the University of Trento will host the European “regional” final, that will involve the following Countries: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

10 startups will be selected to compete in the European final, during which a jury of experts and entrepreneurs will choose a winner to represent Europe in the Rio de Janeiro final (August 2nd, 2016).

The winner of the European Final has also being invited by Cap Digitial to pitch their business idea at Futur en Seine Festival (June 9th - 12th, 2016).


And the winner is.... Nothingbutnet (Spain)!



  • Middle East – Tel Aviv, Israel: May 23rd
  • Europe – Trento, Italy: May 31st
  • USA – Denver, Colorado: June 15th
  • Balkans – Petras, Greece: June 23rd
  • Africa – Nairobi, Kenya: June 30th
  • USA - San Francisco, California: July 6th
  • UK – Londra, Great Britain: July 12th
  • Latin America - Sao Paolo, Brasil: July 14th

INTERNATIONAL FINAL - Rio de Janiero, Brasil: August 2nd


CONI Italia

European Commission
Under the patronage of Mr Tibor Navracsics, Member of the European Commission (Education, Culture, Youth and Sport)

Provincia autonoma di Trento

Comune di Trento


EAS - European Athlete student



Assosport - Associazione Nazionale fra i Produttori di articoli sportivi

Cap Digital

EPSI EU the European Platform for Sport Innovation

Clab Trento


EY Building a better working world




Google Developers



Casse Rurali Trentine