12 Football startups guiding you through World Cup
The FIFA World Cup 2014 will be the number one topic of coffee breaks or evening get-togethers for the upcoming month. So, we collected 12 startups from CEE that help you keep track on what’s happening in Brazil, assist you in compare sports betting odds or aim to train your own football skills.
The Austrian startup Rasenreich (read our profile here) has a creative approach towards sports. Their products are simply called CORPUS I and CORPUS II and are odd shaped footballs. The cumbersome ball is aimed at players who would like to improve their skills and reaction.
While the professional side of football enjoys great popularity, amateur leagues often do not get asmuch attention. So, Austrian Fanreport (find our profile here) decided to create a platform where information about smaller clubs are produced and distributed. Next to news reports their portal features tips from experts, live tickers as well as player or football club profiles.
Footballscout (read our profile here) aims to bring all kind of footballplayers as well as sports agents, trainers or coaches together in one place. The idea behind the startup is to provide a sports equivalent of LinkedIn where you can browse profiles of different people for creating a professional network. Being football-enthusiasts, the startup’s creators came up with yet another sport service. Sport.net is a global sports news aggregator and also provides a social media service. Besides stories of their preferred sports, users can view videos, pictures and access statistics to games. Moreover, sport.net comes with multi-lingual feeds as well as a mobile and web app. Their promise: “Sports.net helps you stay on the top of your game”.
Bulgarian Soccerfame is an online portal that provides information as well as entertainment all around the leather ball. Next to their coverage of results and tables for more than 300 football leagues over the world they offer several sport related games. Taking a quick quiz or predicting matches in their online betting competition shall provide a fun experience for fans.
Sofia-native Join the players wants to bring amateur footballers closer to professional players. Their service offers a summary of videos and highlights of football games in order to help improve amateur players’ skills. Moreover, it delivers football content besides FIFA and provides a platform for sharing knowledge.
Real football-enthusiasts don’t want to miss only one second of a good football game. This is why Zagrb-based startup Once created a software for analysing matches piece per piece. With their service, fans can take both teams under closest review and won’t have to argue about fouls anymore.
To keep up to date with all the latest sport results is nearly impossible. Croatian Score Alarm, however, developed a mobile application for live tracking of results, game details, statistics, and so on. All in all 19 sports are covered by the service, which allows users to follow large numbers of sports events from different areas.
ColorFlash from Estonia aims to stop cheating in sports. Their product is a shirt of a special fabric that changes the colour when stretched. This allows the referee as well as the crowd to clearly see when an offence has occurred. The idea behind the startup is that teams wearing their shirts will demonstrate that foul play against them is useless.
If you are not sure on which team to put money on, Betegy.com could be a tool for you. The Polish startup created an algorithm that allows users to predict football results. Analysing statistical data should help the users to predict the most likely outcomes of a game.
What are the odds? MorningBet is a Romanian startup that aims to make sports betting a simple and easy experience. They provide guidance for their users throughout the whole process: finding games, comparing offers orfollowing the status of your bet. Never back the wrong horse.
If you feel your time has come to shine – Slovenian Fieldoo provides a professional marketplace for players and agents. They aim to connect players, clubs, agents or coaches by providing an online portal for profiles and sports networking. You can show your talent and meet relevant people.