Bridging Sports and Immersive Fan Technology Internationally
Los Angeles— November 18, 2022 — On October 31, 2022, Fanzia was selected to be one of the international startups in Sportstech Belgium’s 2nd annual accelerator program. Organized in partnership with Agoria, the Royal Belgian Football Federation and Wallifornia, SportsTech Belgium is an ecosystem where sports meet technology, developed to foster Belgian Sports Technology innovations, startups initiatives and entrepreneurship; to build long-term cross-fertilization strategy between Belgian sports and technology stakeholders locally and internationally; and to bring Belgium at the forefront of the international SportsTech ecosystem.
9 startups have been hand-picked to take part in the 2022 SportsTech Belgium’s Accelerator and a selection was made by the initiating partners, as well as an international jury of sport, SportsTech and e-sports experts, based on the startups’ innovative potential, their business model, their potential impact on the industry and the teams’ execution ability.
The selected startups fit into one of four focus areas of the program.
Activity and Performances
Management and Organization
Fans & Content
As a fan engagement and marketing platform, Fanzia will look to immediately make an impact by partnering with other startups and plugging into the marketing strategy of the sporting partners like the Belgium Football Federation. Fanzia will plan to lean on a blend of talent, proprietary software, and partnerships to bring immersive experiences for fans and organically scale marketing efforts and generating sponsorship value for developing and professional leagues and teams internationally.
“We’re beyond honored to be selected as the only U.S. Based company among 8 other innovative startups each solving a unique pain-point within sports and e-sports. Our involvement in the program could not have come at a more exciting time as Belgium looks to take on other countries in the FIFA World Cup and we are keen to delivering maximum value to Sportstech Belgium partners and investors.” said George Kekejian, CEO of Fanzia.
Founded in 2021, Fanzia is a marketing, livestreaming, and fanbase management company with a mission to help sports/e-sports organizations and entertainment brands improve organic engagement, sponsorships, and sales by through professional broadcasting, marketing, and engagement incentivization. The company offers three core services designed to create and evolve an immersive channel through which fans can be rewarded for their loyalty, engagement, and dedication.
Fanzia is on track to launch the IOS app in December of 2022 through which fans will be able to interact with different challenges and redeem them for unique rewards, experiences, and digital collectibles. The AABA will kick off their 2022-2023 season in September of 2022. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
SportsTech Belgium is a program initiated by Agoria, the RBFA and Wallifornia, and supported by a network of high-level partners including Proximus Basecamp and EVS.
Agoria gathers nearly 2000 tech companies, from the manufacturing, the digital and the telecommunications sectors, of which 70% are SMEs. This makes it the largest stakeholder within the Fédération des Entreprises de Belgique (FEB). Agoria has around 200 employees and has offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liege and Charleroi.
About the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA)
The Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) is the official representative of Belgian football. Its mission is the administrative and sporting organization of Belgian football.
Wallifornia is an Entertainment & Technology hub based in Liege (Belgium), where startups, professionals & investors develop together the future of their industries.
EVS is globally recognized as the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media production. Their comprehensive range of solutions enables media companies and content creators to deliver the most gripping live sports images, buzzing entertainment shows and breaking news content to billions of viewers every day – and in real-time.
Fanzia is not just another marketing platform – it’s an tech-enabled all-in-one marketing and fan management solution to help brands build next-level relationships with fans, amplify organic engagement, activate micro-influencers, and drive safe and effective user-generated content.
Brands can sign up to be a Fanzia partner at https://www.fanzia.app/get-started.
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