January 26, 2021
SFIA Start-Up Challenge Announces Grand Prize
December 30, 2020
SFIA Releases 2020 Trends in Team Sports Report
December 8, 2020
2020 SFIA Year-End Review
November 30, 2020
SFIA Start-Up Challenge Goes Virtual in 2021
November 16, 2020
SFIA Appoints Bill Patterson as New Chief Business Officer
August 24, 2020
All 89 Single Sport & Fitness Reports Released
SFIA's annual Start-Up Challenge, the industry’s premier innovation showcase, moves to a virtual platform for the 2021 contest. The Start-Up Challenge, now in its fifth year, brings together young companies and entrepreneurs to pitch innovative concepts in a competitive format. All challenge finalists will virtually present on May 4, 2021 to over 150 judges, consisting of executives, investors and thought leaders in the sports and fitness industry. Up to 10 finalists will be selected from the applicant pool.
All applications must be submitted by January 29, 2021. Click here to learn more about the Start-Up Challenge and fill out an application.
The President signed the year-end omnibus budget and COVID relief package at the end of 2020, but unfortunately it did not include the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) or renew the Generalized System of Preferences program (GSP), nor did the USTR take action to extend the expiring product exclusions from China tariffs. The USTR follows the president’s directives and he has been largely silent on China tariffs since the election. The MTB and GSP were not included in year-end legislation as the clock ran out before congress could finalize details due to a contested election and COVID relief post-election. All of the tariff relief programs are expected to be renewed/extended and will reduce tariff exposure for SFIA members.
While in-person events are on hold, be sure to take advantage of SFIA's FREE webinar series, covering the most important industry topics, ranging from coronavirus to tariff relief to industry analysis and consumer behavior. SFIA invites experts to present to our industry to educate our members on the most pressing issues and address shared concerns. If you have any specific topics you would like to hear about or have interest in presenting, please contact email@example.com.