UK finalist announced for Le Tremplin Invest at Global Sports Week

  • Rabble announced as UK representative at Le Tremplin Invest
  • Rabble one of 15 start-ups to pitch to a specially curated set of international investors at Global Sports Week
  • Selection process curated by Sport Tech Hub

16 DECEMBER 2019 | LONDON, UK

British start-up Rabble becomes the fourth business to qualify for the final of an international pitch contest that will take place during the inaugural Global Sports Week in Paris.

Le Tremplin Invest aims to connect international start-ups and investors to create new networking and investment opportunities with the final taking place at the Louvre in February 2020. 

Rabble beat off stiff competition at the UK qualifier in London, impressing the judges with their growth, traction and ability to transform HIIT workouts into immersive, adrenaline-fuelled games reminiscent of childhood favourites such as bulldog and capture the flag.

The UK selection process was co-ordinated by Sport Tech Hub, an organisation curated by London Sport with the support from the Mayor of London’s office and Sport England to drive innovation in physical activity, with support from Experience Haus.

By winning the national qualifier, Rabble became the UK representative for the Le Tremplin Invest Finals, an initiative that aims to connect international start-ups and investors.

Charlotte Roach, Founder of Rabble, said:

“Rabble is excited to share our vision to gamify exercise making it the highlight of the day with other top tech start-ups across Europe. Hopefully, we can help to get Europe playing themselves fit”

Alex Zurita, Specialist Advisor – Technology for Participation – London Sport said:

“At its core, sport needs to be accessible and fun if we’re to encourage more people to be physically active and ensure London is the most active city in the world. Rabble embodies this perfectly.

“We’re proud to have Rabble as the UK representative and will be eagerly following their progress throughout the remainder of the competition in France.”

Patrick Colbeck, Innovation Manager Sport Tech Hub, said:

“London is the European epicentre for sport technology, being the birthplace for some of the most innovative products that are transforming the sector.

“The industry is currently busting at the seams with opportunity as we’re seeing emerging technology cross over in the sport sector.”

In total, 15 start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch to a specially curated set of international investors, while also enjoying the full programme of activities at Global Sports Week.

A total of eight finalists will be chosen from the Le Tremplin hub, which incubates more than 60 sports-related start-ups, with the remaining seven finalists to come from outside France.

The full line-up will be determined following international qualification contests coordinated by the following programme partners:

Alex Zurita

Specialist Lead - Sport Tech Hub
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