SFIA just wrapped up the 6th annual Industry Leaders Summit in Denver, bringing together the industry’s greatest leaders: executives, investors, experts and entrepreneurs for a packed 48 hours of networking, eye-opening presentations and thought-provoking panel discussions.
Headlining this year’s event was the 3rd annual Start-Up Challenge, which hosted a profound new level of competition and variety, likely inspired by the new grand prize: A $15,000 check (provided by Black Lab Sports) and an all-expense-paid trip to spend a day with the Under Armour Innovation Team. With such high stakes, the room was packed to watch the young start-ups pitch their company to a panel of highly-regarded judges, which included President & CEO of Riddell, Dan Arment; CEO of Varsity Brands, Adam Blumenfeld; Founder & Managing Partner of KB Partners Venture Capital Firm, Keith Bank; heir to The Great Adi Dassler of adidas and Principal of ADvantage Sports Tech Fund, Alexander Bente; just to name a few… Click here for more.
The Start-Up Challenge held true to its reputation of showcasing the most innovative products hitting the industry, as six entrepreneurs took the stage to present their young companies in front of a distinguished panel of judges, comprised of CEOs and industry-leading investors. Nix, the creators of high-tech sensors, capable of measuring hydration status via sweat to optimize safety and physical and cognitive performance, ended up taking home the grand prize, a $15,000 check (provided by Black Lab Sports) and an all-expense-paid trip to spend the day with the Under Armour Innovation Team.
To learn more about the Industry Leaders Summit, Start-Up Challenge and Nix, the challenge winner, click here!