Colosseum Sports Tech Serbia is a unique five-month program aimed to boost innovation in sport by connecting all the relevant players in the sports tech industry and providing support to early-stage start-ups. This program is a result of the cooperation between Science Technology Park Belgrade (STP Belgrade) and Colosseum Sport – leading sports tech organization in Israel. The program will encourage passionate entrepreneurs to unleash the innovation potential of sport and to build Serbian sports tech community.
Colosseum Sports Tech Summit took place on May 15th at Science Technology Park Belgrade. The main event of the program used to drive discussion about the disruption of the traditional sports landscape through technology, covered the hot topics in sports tech, and gathered athletes, sports associations, experts, entrepreneurs and international speakers. Some of the topics that were discussed are sports media & broadcasting, esports and gaming industry, athlete development, sports psychology, nutrition, as well as the Serbian sports magic.
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Registration & networking
Ministry of Science Education and Technology Development
H.E Ambassador of Israel, Alona Fisher
Science Technology Park Belgrade
Colosseum Sport Israel
Introduction to Colosseum Sport Tech Serbia
Future of Champions Sport
Oren Simanian & Orel Grinfeeld (IL)
Panel: The Serbian Sports magic
The DNA of a sports nation and the potential in Sports Tech
Moderator: Oren Simanian, Colosseum Sport Israel
Panelists: Miško Ražnatović, Basketball manager, Ivana Đerisilo, Former Volleyball player and co-founder of KidCard, Prof. Duško Ilić, Faculty of sport, Dejan Tomašević, Former Basketball player, Emir Bekrić, Hurdler
11.05-11.20 Coffee Break
The Immersive Future of Sports Media
Paul Kandel, Intel Sports (SAD)
Panel: Media & Broadcasting
The rise of OTT and the end of the ancient world: the future of broadcasting at all levels of sports
Moderator: Timothee Deschamps, Colosseum Sport Israel
Panelists: Siniša Božović, Editor in Chief at Arena sport, Veroljub Zmijanac, Sports Marketing Specialist, president of Belgrade Runners Club, Nebojša Radović, sports journalist PINK TV, Dror Briger, director of sales and business development Playsight interactive
Panel: Gaming & esports
The new champion: esports and the dynasty of digital
Moderator: Jelena Savić, eSport enthusiasts
Panelists: Mihajlo Jovanović Džaril, CEO Fortuna, Stefan Đukić, Red Star esport team, Uroš Mijalković, CEO of Miracle Dojo, Nenad Marković, Coach esport representation of Serbia, Slobodan Bitević, karate athlete
13.15-14.00 Lunch break & Networking
Connecting the next generation of athletics
Dror Briger, Playsight (IL)
Panel: Athlete Development
The quantified athlete: driving performance through tracking and analytics
Moderator: Velibor Bošković, Former manager of Football club Budućnost and Acting director of STP Podgorica
Panelists: Mladen Jovanović, Coach & Sports scientist, Vanja Grbić, Former Volleyball player and Olympic medal winner, Dragan Mirkov, Professor at Faculty of Sports, Dr. Sanja Mazić, Faculty of Medicine, Dejan Savić, Water polo coach
15.05-15.20 Coffee Break
From the Olympic pool to manage life goals
Adi Bichman, Former Olympic swimmer (IL)
Panel: Sports Nutrition & Health
Optimize the body conditioning though nutrition planning and health monitoring
Moderator: Veroljub Zmijanac, Race director in Serbia Business Run
Panelists: Vida Medić, triathlon, Darko Habuš, Founder of FastFit, Adi Bichman, Ono Academic College Israel and former Olympic swimmer, Ivan Gligorijević, CEO mBrainTrain, Nemanja Cerovac, Middle-distance runner
16.25-17.00 Closing & networking
The Colosseum Bootcamp has been designed for sport tech start-ups with the aim of scaling up their innovative business ideas. It provides selected teams with knowledge, skills and connections. Through workshops, one-to-one sessions, mentorship and access to funding, start-ups will have the opportunity to learn from and be connected to sports tech experts and industry leaders. The teams will ultimately compete at the Demo Day for a sports tech roadshow to Israel.
Science Technology Park Belgrade is supporting entreprenurs, start-ups and growing tech companies in innovation development and commercialization by providing a need-based set of infrastructure and business support services. Currently, there are more than 70 high-tech businesses tenants of the Tech Park.
Sports Tech is a growing sector which is attracting more and more investors. Today, new technologies affect every aspect of this industry. Serbia is already recognized as a successful sports nation with great knowledge in technology development. The Colosseum Sports Tech Serbia program will capitalize on this potential to encourage the expansion of the Serbian startup ecosystem into the sports industry. By supporting start-ups driving innovation in sports, Serbia has can position itself as one of the leaders in the development and application of sport-tech solutions globally.
Colosseum Sports is an International Sports Tech Innovation Group based in Tel Aviv with the mission to empower the sports experience worldwide by bringing disruptive technologies to the industry. It provides technology access and know-how to sports organizations, start-ups and corporates to improve their performance, gain international exposure and be at the forefront of innovation.
We partnered up with the very best in the industry, to give the startups support and knowledge they need!
Some of our mentors:
Former Handball Player, Physiotherapist and NLP Master
Bronze medal winner of the European championship in Long Jump 2019
Former parakayer, the world cup champion in Belgrade in 2017, the founder of Pirate art Belgrade
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