Our Partners

Our global trade organization offers sports industry experts an opportunity to collaborate around exciting projects in a consultative peer-driven board structure. With well-defined empowered boards, appointed or elected board members design, lead, or support new association programs for corporate sponsors and the sports industry – lets make a healthy vibrant sector together. 

We share insights from our boards in cross functional committees designed to address industry challenges so that we can all benefit from sports innovations resulting in new technologies. 

Established by a small group of sports technology startup founders with economic development experience, we know how challenging technology adoption and innovation development can be for traditional sport. Throughout our nearly ten year history, the trade association has offered low cost access to a wide range of business opportunities. Just like you, we pioneered new ideas to resolve complex issues effecting our industry. 

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The trade association offers entrepreneur-led economic development services, workforce education initiatives, global trade programs, and collaboration channels to increase the speed of business. Whether you are with a government organization, regional accelerator, league or federation – perhaps a fledgling startup? Rest assured that collaboration starts here.

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Education Board

Our technology education efforts are influenced by an appointed board. Human resource professionals, tenured faculty, and education administrators advise the institute regarding frameworks, coursework, assessments, and accreditation. The education board contributes to credential development.

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Innovation Board

The innovation board solves global marketplace challenges by developing new channels for sourcing and sharing innovative methods or tools. The innovation board is appointed biannually and has control of a dozen seats dedicated to rights holders, brand properties, and select influencers who set market trends.     

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Commercial Board

The commercial board has internal by-laws providing appointed leaders with election options for semi-autonomous program services or events. Your global commercial board is the voice for tech vendors, product manufacturers, tech suppliers, technical consultants, and relevant event organizers.  

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Executive Board

The executive board is our primary strategic management group. Our board represents association and institute equity stakeholders or special advisors. Output from the executive board includes planning, research, and reporting designed to align all programs and services across the organization.

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Board Benefits

Selected board members contribute their networks and skills to our global trade and education programs. All board members are incentivized by investments, new program leadership, unique compensation packages, and media strategies to enhance reputations.

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With historic growth, more opportunities are available to impact the industry

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Board Members [Partners] are required to dedicate a small number of hours monthly, provide or create content, attend monthly or quarterly meetings, and accept our shared code of conduct. Partners sign a formal agreement with the association. Every board has a defined scope of work and each board seat may have a specific function. Boards may also elect to expand their ranks to foster mentorship or fellowships. 

You will need :

  • You will need to take note of of each boards function and inquire about their needs. We suggest contacting board chairs prior to application.
  • Update your online presence such as LinkedIn. Then, find and fully complete the application to submit your interest. No resume required.
  • A nonrefundable $50 USD application fee is a required initiation fee. The fee is designed to maintain value for our boards.

What is the selection timeline?

  Timelines   Decision  
    Annual Open       Jan. 1st-Feb.1st       Feb.2nd       
    Interviews     Feb.1st-Feb.7th Feb.8th
 Selection     Feb.8th-Feb.15th        Mar. 8th

Who is eligible for board seats?

We prioritize candidates based on their current employment status. However, we also believe in diversity of thought and value senior management experiences. Our selected partners influence peers about technologies or innovation from three foundational segments: fan, brand, or athlete segments, including entrepreneur-led economic develop via accelerators or incubators. All interests are encouraged to submit an application or contact us.   

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