13 Dec 2017 SPORTS-TECH CONTINUES TO FORGE FORWARD
Seven years ago next month, one year after Apple introduced the iPad, ten other tablet manufacturers launched their new tablets at the annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Over the past 7 years, as the evolution of sensor technologies has made its way into all levels of sports, CES has seen more or more sports-tech companies pitch their products.
Now CES is recognizing sports-tech as its on own track and in 2018 it has launched CES Sports Zone. It is great to see Sports Innovation Labs as a pivotal member of the team creating the experience at CES, as they continue to put sports-tech on the map through their thoughtful commentary and research about the impact technology can have on sports from professional leagues all the way down to competitive U8 travel ball teams.
With so many M&A and funding transactions, the majority of which have been executed by Blue Star Sports and SportsEngine that have happened during the past 2.5 years, the sports-tech space continues to be white hot with interest.