Ryerson University and Rogers Launch the Next Big Idea in Sport Competition
Ryerson University, in partnership with Rogers Communications launched the inaugural Next Big Idea in Sport Competition, an innovation contest for startups addressing emerging technologies and opportunities in sport. The competition will provide up to 10 selected startups with four months of incubation at the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) and the chance to win cash prizes totaling $100,000.
“We are passionate about innovation at Rogers, and we want the Next Big Idea in Sport to inspire students and startups to develop new and creative solutions for athletes, coaches, teams, sport media and even professional sports leagues,” says Dale Hooper, Chief Brand Officer, Rogers. “The world of sport has become so competitive that every advantage matters, and that’s why so many teams are turning to technological and analytical innovations to gain that competitive edge. Hopefully some of that can be revolutionized by the ideas generated in this contest.”
The Next Big Idea in Sport will encourage startup companies to explore innovation opportunities within the sports industry spanning analytics, athletic performance technologies, analysis of business management, fan engagement, consumer experiences and social innovation.