GSW

programs

GSW IS ABOVE ALL A PLATFORM FOR IMPACT. WITH ITS PARTNERS, IT HAS ESTABLISHED AND LEADS RECOGNIZED INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

Giving a voice to gen Z

Supporting impact-led
sports projects

Support sportstech start-ups

AN EXCLUSIVE GSW PROGRAM EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG SPORTS LEADERS

The Young Sports Makers program is aimed at young people from across the world – athletes, social entrepreneurs, students and young professionals – who carry the voice of Generation Z.

The Young Sports Makers are one of the breakout successes of Global Sports Week. The selected participants are given the opportunity to interact directly with global leaders throughout the program, voicing opinions and challenging received ideas during on-stage panel discussions.

The finalists are chosen with the support of Yunus Sports Hub, a global social business network creating solutions to local problems in and through sport.

The Young Sports Makers participate in activities throughout the year – ahead and beyond GSW Paris – taking part in a series of workshops delivered in cooperation with the GSW Young Sports Makers special partners. The workshops are designed as a learning and development opportunity and aim to involve the Young Sports Makers in exploring and shaping the future of sport.

Young Sports Makers : key facts and figures

More than 20 nationalities represented

Over 60% of
young women

2 promotions gathering 84 young people

Partners

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A PROGRAM PROMOTING SOCIAL INNOVATION IN SPORT

We are convinced of sport’s unique platform – and central role – in driving impactful initiatives that can help solve the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time.

The GSW Social Booster is a program delivered by Global Sports Week and powered by 17 Sport, that identifies, promotes and supports impact-led sports projects from around the world.

It is open to non-profits and social businesses that use sport to address specific objectives identified by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Finalists are selected based on the proven effectiveness and scalability potential of their projects. They have the opportunity to pitch their project to prospective investors and key leaders of sports business and society during Global Sports Week. These projects then benefit from a specific acceleration program, providing strategic and structural support to their organisation and/or project.

Class of 2021
The GSW Social Booster finalists

8 projects led by non-profits and social businesses from around the world were selected for the GSW Social Booster 2021 program. The finalists have been chosen among over 45 candidate organisations from around the world based on the proof of concept and the scalability potential of their models, as well as their projects’ relevance to one or more of the following UN SDGs :

> Health (Goal 3)

> Quality Education for all (Goal 4)

> Gender Equality (Goal 5)

> Climate Action (Goal 13)

THE FINALISTS

Football Rising

Kenya, Malawi, Ouganda, Pakistan et Somalie

Skateistan

Afghanistan, Cambodge, South Africa

Let’s Play Fair

(Kids Play International),
United-States, South-East Asia and Eastern Africa

Sports3

(EPROCAD Foundation), Brasil

Pedal Power

(The Bike Project), United-Kingdom

The Fin that Cleans the Oceans

(Nomads Surfing), France

SCORE

(La Balle aux Prisonniers),
Ivory Coast

Women and Kid Empowerment

(WAKE), United-States and Guinea

Apply for the next edition !

THE CALL FOR PROJECTS FOR THE 2022 EDITION OF GSW SOCIAL BOOSTER WILL BEGIN IN THE FALL OF 2021

Keep an eye on this space !

CONNECTING THE BEST GLOBAL SPORTSTECH STARTUPS WITH INVESTORS

In 2021 Global Sports Week and Le Tremplin renewed their collaboration to organize the Finals of the fourth edition of Le Tremplin Invest, a joint-initiative of the French Ministry of Sports and Le Tremplin by Paris&Co. This partnership aims to connect international startups and investors – bringing networking and funding opportunities to exciting newly established businesses looking to develop impactful, innovative and sustainable solutions in the sports industry.

Le Tremplin is the sports innovation platform launched by Paris&Co in 2014 in Paris, France. Le Tremplin has since grown into a dynamic hub which brings together more than 100 sports-related start-ups, 27 corporate and institutional partners around mentoring, workshops, conferences and events. Its goal is to help startups grow while instilling innovation into its partners core strategy. Le Tremplin contributes into developing a true culture of open innovation, closely monitoring disruptive changes and new client expectations in the field of sports.

Le Tremplin Invest

The French Ministry of Sports and Le Tremplin created Le Tremplin Invest three years ago to offer sportstech startups a platform to connect with investors.

THE FINALISTS

Apply for the next edition !

THE CALL FOR PROJECTS FOR THE 2022 EDITION OF THE LETREMPLIN INVEST FINALS WILL BEGIN IN THE FALL OF 2021.