Philadelphia basketball team the 76ers unveiled the new 8,000 square-foot Innovation Lab at their facility in Camden, NJ.
This new lab will support startups and entrepreneurs working on sports-related technologies and products.
“These entrepreneurs, they are different,” said Scott O’Neil, CEO of the Sixers in a Philadelphia Business Journal article. “Sports teams could use a dose of what they have. They have courage, strength and conviction. They are okay with falling, and they get right back up.”
250 companies initially applied to be a part of the space, an application pool that was eventually narrowed down to five startups: Monster Roster, U GIT GUD, Doc & Phoebe’s Cat Co, and . These companies now have access to the lab’s amenities, including access to industry experts, branding opportunities, and opportunity to pitch top investors and venture capital firms.
This lab space will join the over 65 co-working spaces, incubators, and accelerators across the Greater Philadelphia region.