Welcome to the first in our "Meet the Team" series - where we sit down with the people behind Sport Tech Hub. First up is Aimée Palmer - our new Community Officer for Sport Tech Hub.
So Aimée, tell us about yourself?
I’m from Galway on the West Coast of Ireland. I began my career in Sports after University, creating content and digital communications for The Galway Races, Ireland’s largest horse racing festival. I then moved across the Irish Sea to the bright lights of London where I worked with start-up tech companies looking to grow in the UK market. Here I worked on pitching events, accelerator programmes and managing digital communications.
What is your role with Sport Tech Hub?
I am leading on digital communications and building community engagement. I am here to work with our innovators, seekers, and partners to highlight the exciting Sport Tech companies in our community.
Whether it’s our Flashing News newsletter each week, or our monthly updates for our Sport Tech Hub community, I’ll be working to keep our community up to date with the latest Sports Tech, Health Tech and Fit Tech news and opportunities. To get involved, sign up here.
I’ll be helping our Innovators and Founders tell their stories, from ideas to product development, raising or securing deals. Our Sport Tech Hub community have incredible stories to share.
Why Sport Tech Hub?
For many years now I have relied on fitness and physical activity to keep a healthy and balanced mind and body. Exercise and physical activity are very important to me for my mental health, wellbeing, and social life.
Moving to London two years ago opened my eyes to the amazing social connections that can be made in such a big city, through sports and physical exercise. Whether it was joining a local Gaelic Football team, or going to exercise classes with my new colleagues, I was able to form friendships and feel welcomed in one of the largest cities in the world.
My career over the past couple of years has been working with tech start-ups, and in particular a fantastic group of Irish sports tech companies with ambition to grow in the UK market. I’ve found it inspiring working with tech companies who facilitate movement and exercise. This led me down the path of finding Sport Tech Hub – and a role that I couldn’t feel more aligned to.
What do the next three months look like?
I’m excited to continue meeting the innovative companies we have in our Sport Tech Hub and share the stories of tech start-ups who are playing their part in making London the most active city in the world.
I’ll be continuing to educate myself on the Sports Tech industry, sharing our insights with our founders weekly, as well as sharing monthly updates from the Sport Tech Hub.
I will also be managing the Sport Tech Hub social channels – make sure you come say ‘Hello!’
What’s your favourite sports/physical activity to do?
When I’m not creating content for Sports Tech Hub, you’ll find me running around the beautiful London parks, going to spin classes with my friends, or finding some zen in my local yoga studio (although my yoga studio has looked more like my sitting room floor this past year).