WORLD CLASS JUDGES 
COMMITTED
TO INNOVATIVE YOUNG COMPANIES IN SPORTS

The STA Startups are proud to present a panel of judges which represents an unrivalled blend of business, technology and sports knowledge.

JUDGING THE 2018 STA STARTUPS

In keeping with our existing protocols, The STA Startups strive to deliver a transparent, robust and honest judging process. Each judge only reviews three categories all of which fall into their area of expertise, meaning they can bring their direct knowledge and understanding of any innovation to bear.

JUDGING PROCESS

The STA Start Ups are totally committed to creating the most honest and robust judging process possible.

Judging is done online, via a secure portal and, owing to the diverse nature of technology start ups, initially all entries will be streamed by annual revenues; companies turning over ˃£2m/US$3m and ˂£2m/US$3m will be split, with the two businesses scoring highest in each stream then being compared to determine the category winner.

Judges are not asked to judge where there is clear conflict of interest or unfair commercial insight, and are reminded of the confidentiality of this process. This ensures that all winners are fairly chosen in a manner which is totally transparent and robust.

MEET OUR JUDGES

  • Gordon Campbell

    Co-CEO, Stadia Solutions

  • Steve Denison

    Chairman, The Yorkshire County Cricket Club

  • J.W. Cannon

    Strategic Director, Sports Alliances, American Cancer Society

  • Marco Cardinale

    Head of Sports Physiology, Aspire Academy, Doha, Qatar

  • John Potter

    Former NFL Kicker and Co-Founder, Starters

  • Graham Wallace

    Founder and Principal, Marlborough Sports Media Consulting 

  • Todd Radom

    Founder and Principal, Todd Radom Design

  • Warwick Hill

    MD, Microsoft for Startups

  • Joe Favorito

    Sports and Entertainment Business Consultant, Professor, Columbia University

  • Ed Hepworth

    Previously: VP Strategy and Operations EMEA, NBA

  • Sarah Shephard

    Deputy Head of Content, The Coaches' Voice, Leeds Beckett University

  • Inga Stasiulionyte

    Head of Sports Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, MIT Bootcamps, Office of Digital Learning

  • Bob Dickinson

    President, STEAM Sports Group / STEAM Sports Foundation

  • Carsten Pleiser

    Head of Growth, Founders & Creators

  • Scott Drawer

    Team Sky Performance Support, Team Sky and Sky

  • Frank Dalleres

    Sport Editor, City A.M.

  • Hugo Chance

    MD, iSportconnect Capital

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