One of 5Oceans’ key relationships is with leAD, the world’s first sports & tech focused incubator fund. Set up by members of the Dassler family (founders of Adidas), leAD supports sports technology startups from seed funding to fully functioning profitable ventures, through professional mentoring, introductions to strategic partners, direct investment and access to follow-up investment. 5Oceans Partnership is a major investor in leAD, and Giles becomes a Director alongside Andrew White – leAD’s Chairman.
SportsTech Ireland has announced a new partnership with London Sport this week which focuses on sports participation and engagement. The organisation aims to position Ireland and the Mid-West as a leading destination for Sports Technology, as well as harness sports technology for societal benefit. This is the organisation’s fourth international collaboration since SportsTech Ireland launched earlier this year, having already formalised projects and partnerships with the University of Ryerson, Toronto, leAD Sports Accelerator in Berlin, and SportseXperience in Eindhoven.