Eleven companies have joined ukactive’s start-up accelerator programme ActiveLab for 2018 to help provide solutions to the physical inactivity epidemic.
The selection process saw more than 120 companies from across the globe apply to ukactive to join ActiveLab, with the final 11 companies chosen by a panel of experts from fitness and business. The successful companies will now undergo a 12-week programme which includes expert training, strategic development, account management support and access to a vast network of fitness and technology partners.
Among the start-ups selected for the programme are Find a Player, a Facebook-style app that makes it easier for people to organise, find and play more than 140 sports with others; School of Calisthenics, an online educational platform for people to get active using just their own bodyweight; and Walk With Path, a company that develops wearables that aid movement and reduce the risk of falls for vulnerable people.
“Drawing on ukactive’s worldwide network of experts and advisors, ActiveLab will provide added impetus and support to these [start-ups] as they aim to change the face of fitness,” says Steven Ward, CEO of ukactive.