leAD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Accelerator, an initiative of Adi Dassler’s grandchildren, has announced the 6 startups selected to participate in its second cohort.
The accelerator is the result of a partnership between Berlin-based leAD Sports & Health Tech Partners and Lake Nona, a living lab community in Orlando. The program received applications from 495 startups looking to participate in it but ultimately, only 1% of them were accepted to the program. Christoph Sonnen, leAD Co-Founder & CEO, Partner at ADvantage Sports Tech Fund, referred to the selection by stating:
“What we have found for this cohort is nothing short of amazing! From solutions that aggregate your data and make you a better athlete to wearables that can truly save lives, each company has the potential to truly disrupt their market. I am so grateful that we can support them as they develop, and I’m very excited for the world of opportunities that awaits them in Lake Nona. This Demo Day will certainly be one not to miss.”
Of the startups chosen to participate, 4 are based in the United States, 1 in Colombia, and 1 in Scotland. The program already started back in mid-August of this year with a virtual phase and is set to transition to an on-site in Lake Nona later in September, which will allow participants to enjoy all of the benefits the community has to offer.
The startups participating in the latest installation of the program are Kutai (Colombia) which uses AI to help users improve their eating habits, OxiWear (US) which develops medical-grade oxygen monitoring accessories, Point (US) which develops an aggregator of biometric health data, Suji (Scotland) which offers smart compression tools for athletes, indiFIT (US) a SaaS platform for fitness entrepreneurs, and Flumina (US) which builds lights for improved healing and recovery time.
The six-month training program will allow the teams to learn from experts in different areas like growth marketing, sales, and pitching to boost the growth of their startups and improve their chances of success, while also accessing a network of high-class sport business veterans and top tier partners.