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Andrew White

leAD SportsAccelerator

London, UK


leAD SportsAccelerator

Andrew White
I am an entrepreneur in the Sports and Entertainment World. Having spent the early part of my career building WSM Communications into one of Europe's most successful Sports Marketing Agencies, in 2014 WSM was successfully acquired by Bill Gates and his Entertainment Group, Corbis.

Since completing my earn-out, I launched 5Oceans Partnership in July 2016 as a Global Sports Commercial Consultancy focussed on the Sports Arena working in London, Tokyo, New York, Rio de Janeiro and The Bahamas.

In addition I am a Director of leAD (leAD) the world's first sports accelerator focussed on early stage startups with innovative products and business models in the realms of sports.

In September I was invited to become a Board member of the Lake Nona Institute Impact Forum, which focus's on thought leadership in healthcare transformation and medical innovation in the Wellness arena.

I am delighted to support and partner Buckingham University with the Launch of The Institute of Sports Humanities. This will help provide the future leaders in the Sports Industry with an MA qualification. Our first cohort will begin in 2019.

Personal Business Advice

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others - Bill Gates.

Andrew White’s Newsfeed

31 Aug 2017
Mid-west region to see the benefits - Sportstech Ireland announces new partnership with London Sport

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.

13 Jul 2017
Action Sports Startup Unit 1 To Debut Helmet-Headphone Combo

Action sports-focused startup Unit 1 is set to introduce its first offering, Soundshield, a helmet and detachable headphone pairing that the company hopes can elevate the users’ music listening experience from the slopes to the skate park...The manufacturing process will take place over the next several months according to Soundshield’s Indiegogo profile, with the first shipments set to start in December.  Unit 1 was among the 19 companies that were accepted into the leAD Sports Accelerator, which will begin in Berlin in the fall.

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Andrew White’s Background

Sep 2016 - Present
Berlin, DE
leAD is an accelerator focused on early stage startups with innovative products and business models in the realms of sports. leAD stands for legacy of Adi Dassler and is backed by a global network of investors, mentors and partners.
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5 Oceans Partnership
Jul 2016 - Present
London, UK
I am the founder of this Commercially focussed Sports Marketing organisation focussed on delivering global commercial solutions for rights holders and brands in Sport. We have a strong team operating in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
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Other Business Interests

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The Melanie White Foundation
Non-Executive Director
Nov 1999 - Present
London, UK

Andrew White’s Education

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Bembridge, Isle of Wight
BA hons Bristol Polytechnic
1989 - 1992