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Check out the Future of Sports Entertainment Panel Discussion at this year’s EU-Startups Summit!

On April 20-21 we will be welcoming you again to our annual EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona! This year, the event will be bigger and better than ever before and we’ll have lots of exciting speakers, panel discussions, networking activities, pitch competitions and much more. The EU-Startups Summit will gather over 2,000 founders, startup enthusiasts and investors for two days of networking, inspiration and learning!

The EU-Startups Summit is a space for different players in the startup ecosystem to come together, share ideas and get inspired by international success stories. The world of sports and sports entertainment has seen profound changes in recent years, thanks to tech development. Sports entertainment has firmly gone digital, and we want to learn more about that, and what’s in store for the future.

At this year’s EU-Startups Summit, we’re gathering together experts from this massive industry to discuss how tech is influencing the future of sports entertainment. The conversation will feature FC Barcelona’s Innovation Hub Director, Albert Mundet, B1 SmartTV‘s CEO, Gerd Weiner, and, NativeWaves‘ CEO Christof Haslauer.

Alberto Mundet leads Barça Innovation Hub, a strategic project that aims to leverage FC Barcelona’s know-how to rethink the future of the sports industry. A Fulbright Fellow, Albert has a multidisciplinary background and can draw on extensive experience in research and innovation management. He’s a strong advocate for a user-centric approach when developing and implementing new technologies and a keen sports fan. Barça Innovation Hub promotes research & innovation under an open and collaborative culture. It works in close collaboration with leading brands, universities, research centres, and startups from around the world. FC Barcelona is a world-famous and globally beloved sports brand, through the hub, it is at the centre of sports innovation, and we are looking forward to hearing Albert’s expert inside knowledge.

Gerd Weiner is the Founder and CEO of B1 SmartTV GmbH. Since 2018, the company has been focusing on the development of smart TV solutions and the convergence of smart TV and smartphone networking. In partnership with the global leader in consumer electronics and smartphones, he developed the sports aggregation platform, Sportworld – which is now available on millions of Samsung smart TVs and Android and iOS smartphones in Germany. Since 2021, more than 100 sports events have been streamed using patented multi-view technology. Gerd leverages over 30 years of expertise from notable consumer electronics companies such as Samsung, Loewe, and Thomson, and we can’t wait to hear his insights.

Christof Haslauer, CEO of NativeWaves, is the inventor of the multiview technology that NativeWaves offers broadcasters. The solution delivers quality live event viewing experiences, bringing real-time sports right into people’s everyday lives and spaces. Christof has spent more than 7 years in software development and has a strong background in media technology, including audio/video encoding, streaming, and processing as well as microservice development in the cloud. Christof leads a team of international professionals who have built a solution that enables broadcasters, and streaming services to deliver immersive, and personalised media experiences.

Make sure you don’t miss out.

Secure your ticket as soon as possible and add this very special event to your calendar in 2023! To learn more about the event, and the other wonderful speakers taking part, check out our dedicated event page, and enjoy the video below, which will give you some insights into what’s to come.

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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.

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