On March 26th the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft organized together with Microsoft for Startups Europe and Microsoft Ibérica, and hosted the event ‘Exploring Microsoft for Startups’. This was the fourth session offered by Microsoft for Startups Europe team who came to Madrid to connect with local startups from different sectors. The event took place during the whole day and consisted in two main parts: presentations and getting in touch and one-to-one sessions where companies could personally talk to Microsoft for Startups Europe team.
On the week on March 18th, the tree winners of the competition Sport Thinkers eSports had attended to Barcelona to spend 3 days of intensive working session with the company and to continue building their projects that will be implemented within Mediapro eSports Area.
GSIC members will have a new opportunity to generate synergies in a new edition of the GSIC Networking Meetings, to be held on March 22, 2019, starting at 12:00 am at the headquarters of the Center (c / Goya, 90 - Madrid). The GSIC regularly organizes these types of meetings, which aim to facilitate mutual understanding. Through a very dynamic methodology of short interviews, all participants in these networking meetings have the opportunity to meet and become known among other partners with whom they can explore synergies and opportunities for collaboration. GSIC members settled outside Spain and unable to travel, will have the opportunity to send a presentation video that will be shown to the attendees or join by Skype. Let us know which way would suit you better. Also, we will offer you a short working session where our paetner Digital Branding Ltd who built our intranet, will share with you how to use it.
GSIC and Microsoft Ibérica organize a meeting between Spanish startups and Microsoft for Startups program
The third event of Microsoft for Startups Europe will take place on March 26 at the facilities of the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC). The GSIC organizes this session in Spain to offer an open space for dialogue, where Spanish startups can establish direct contact with European division of the program, as well as with the subsidiary Microsoft Ibérica, which also joins the call. Preceded only by Brussels and London, Madrid will become the meeting point between Spanish companies and the Microsoft program that was designed to support the development and growth of technology-based companies with B2B business models (business - to - business) and that are in the initial phase.
On February 1st and 4th, the finalists of Sport Thinkers eSports competition had presented their solutions online to Mediapro and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) and after two intense days of online presentations, the winners of the call are: HERO, Brintia and TTSRTS from Argentina, Spain and Chile.
The company YBVR (Yerba Buena VR) joined the GSIC in April of 2018 and since that moment the US / Spanish startup has been making success wherever it went. They have collaborated with the Madrid Mutua Open, they won the Startcup Challenge 2018 (the startup competition that took place at the World Football Summit 2018), they have been winners of Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium and now they are planning a pilot with the Real Sociedad football club, and this January they have been at the Australian Open producing contents for exclusive virtual reality experiences in 360 live video. We interviewed Hector Prieto, the CEO of the company, while he was at the Australian Open. Hector shared details of the experience he was living during the days of the championship, as well as the history of the path he took along with his start-up towards Melbourne Park.
LaLiga and GSIC launch the largest global competition for startups on disruptive solutions in the football, sports and entertainment industry LaLiga and the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) present the Startup Competition 2019 of The Original Inspiration Centre by LaLiga supported by GSIC, a joint initiative to identify the best technological developments in the sports and entertainment industry. The aim is to empower digital talent developing disruptive solutions in the football, sports, and entertainment industry which can help continue LaLiga’s growth in the field of technology and innovation, by means of a global technological startups competition starting on 29 January.
The call for the Sport Thinkers eSport had finished on January 15 and the names of the 9 finalists of this competition organized by the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft in collaboration with the Mediapro are already known. This competition for technology-based companies aims to identify and select innovative initiatives that will have a positive impact on the digital treatment of business models associated with eSports to support them and offer collaborative business opportunities with Mediapro. The competition finalists come from 5 different countries: Argentina, Australia, Chile, Spain, Hungary, and they offer innovative technology solutions that can help Mediapro to develop new initiatives and formulas in eSports. The technologies based on the blockchain, video analysis, artificial intelligence, and big data are some of those that were chosen by Mediapro and the GSIC as the result of the evaluation process.
New Sport Thinkers eSports with Mediapro Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft and Mediapro open a call to discover innovative initiatives in eSportsGlobal Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) and its strategic partner Mediapro are launching a new competition of technology-based startups within Sport Thinkers program, which this time will be dedicated to eSports.The Sport Thinkers eSports, designed by GSIC, is aiming to identify and select innovative initiatives that will have a positive impact on the digital treatment of business models associated to eSports to support them and offer collaborative business opportunities with Mediapro.The companies that register to participate must work on the solutions that can be applied to the following thematic areas:1. Generation of business linked to professional and amateur eSports (content, cross sales, consumption analysis of pricing and consumer segmentation).2. New disruptive scenarios in monetization of different platforms and digital assets linked [...]
11 winners of the Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium competition The first part of the final phase of the Sport Thinkers Smart Stadium competition that was organized by the Global Sports Innovation Center powered by Microsoft (GSIC) in collaboration with the Real Sociedad S.A.D. and Microsoft, took place on October 8, 9 and 10. This competition for technology-based companies aims to carry out actions that will support the digital transformation of the Anoeta stadium that is currently under reconstruction. Iris Córdoba, the General Manager of the GSIC said that “We are very satisfied with the whole process of the call. It gave us the opportunity to meet more than 80 innovative companies that are developing solutions and services to support entities such as the Real Sociedad in its digital transformation processes. Now, 11 of them have the possibility of bringing their disruptive technologies in the Anoeta. 6 out [...]