TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time, Summer Universiade 2017 held a Sports-Innovation Competition in association with HYPE Foundation, and 10 startups from around the world competed. Of the 10, four were Taiwanese startups.
The event was held at University of Taipei on August 27, and the winner was ChaseWind, a startup that designs cycling smart glasses which provide the HUD interface, health management software, video streaming and cloud services.
HYPE Foundation, a global platform that connects and invests in sports innovation, announced that ChaseWind had won the “Sports Innovation (SPIN) Final” competition at Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade games. The competition crowned the most innovative sports startup, chosen by a jury of leading figures from FISU, (The International University Sports Federation), University of Taipei, Yahoo, Acer and more.
The top 10 innovative sports startups from around the world were chosen to pitch their products to the jury, which was led by Prof. Paolo Bouquet from the University of Trento and FISU expert, Leopold Senghor, FISU Vice-President and Vice-Chair of the Education Committee, along with Simon Hsu, Project Director, BYOC Smart Products at Acer Inc., Lily Kuan, Director of Yahoo Taiwan E-Commerce Account Development Prof. Li-Ju Chen and Prof. Tim T. Y. Ting from the University of Taipei and Mike Laflin, CEO of Sportcal.
In 2017, HYPE Foundation has conducted global Sports Innovation (SPIN) Final events alongside the NFL Draft, UEFA Champions league final and additional competitions to be held in conjunction with major global sports events.
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