What is the Hackathon?

A weekend long event, taking place on the 24th-26th February, where groups of aspiring sports professionals come together and bring their ideas to life. They will be making change to sustainability in sport become a reality by creating new solutions, products or businesses. International teams compete to solve a challenge facing the sports industry: driving sustainability.

Students will receive mentorship from some of the leading innovators in the sports industry.

About The Hackathon Weekend

How To Access The Event?

Students will be given access to
Swapcard which will allow them to
network with students from other
universities. They can view assets
that will help them prepare for the
event weekend and ask any burning
questions that they may have
through the helpdesk.

What To Expect?

Prior to the event students will be
assigned a team by their lecturers,
they will work together across the
weekend on a project, collating their
results in a final presentation.

We will reveal the criteria that the judges will be grading each presentation on the first day of the event.


challenge winners - pitch to our judges and future employers at sportspro live

Winners of each challenge will be asked to pitch their ideas to our judges and a live audience of the most influential leaders at one of the industries flagship events, SportsPro Live, on Day 1. The overall winner will then be announced on Day 2.

challenge winners - editorial coverage to be seen by sportspro wider audience

The ultimate objective of the Hackathon is to give students the platform to elevate their voice and ideas to position them as the innovators they are, whilst simultaneously providing them with vital industry exposure. For these reasons, SportsPro will prepare a feature editorial piece in the aftermath of the event, detailing the work of the challenge winners.

What our judges thought...

Benjamin Penkhert

Founder, SportsTechX

Matthew Campelli

Founder, The Sustainability Report