2 October 2017, LONDON

BATFAST Cricket Simulators has been named as part of the first wave of start-ups to be part of Sport Tech Hub, London’s first incubator programme dedicated wholly to innovation in SportTech, FitTech and HealthTech.

Focused on increasing cricket participation globally, BATFAST Cricket Simulators has been selected by Sport Tech Hub programme owners, London Sport, as one of the capital’s most innovative SportTech start-ups.

Aiming to supercharge developments in technology for physical activity and sport, Sport Tech Hub’s 24-week incubation programme is based at the brand-new House of Sport, and provides the capital’s most innovative SportTech start-ups access to mentoring, support and guidance from expert partners including London & Partners, FieldFisher, KPMG and Crowd Cube.

Alex Zurita, Specialist Advisor – Technology for Participation, London Sport said:

Through Sport Tech Hub, we want to ensure that the capital’s most forward-thinking startups are given a real opportunity to contribute to the future success of sport – not just for London, but for the country and, indeed, around the world. The calibre and creativity of the startups that came forward during the application process was a testament to the wealth of innovation apparent in London’s tech sector.

 “Within that process, BATFAST Cricket Simulators really stood out. We are delighted to welcome them to Sport Tech Hub, and look forward to supporting them in the next steps of their journey.”

Harsh Shah (Business Development Manager), BATFAST Cricket Simulators, said:

“Our team are extremely humbled and excited to be part of the Sport Tech Hub London Programme.  The programme aligns perfectly with our vision of increasing participation in sports.  Ever since 2012, London has been at the forefront of sports and we are excited to see how we can work with our partners and stakeholders to help make cricket more accessible, more affordable and more enjoyable to Londoners and cricket enthusiasts across the world.

The first wave of the Sport Tech Hub programme begins this month and will run until 31 March 2018.

Sport Tech Hub is overseen and operated by London Sport, the organisation working to make London the most active city in the world, and is supported by a range of partners including Crowdcube, Sponge Marketing, Hubsport, Fieldfisher, RLC Ventures and London & Partners.

About BATFAST Cricket Simulators

Hello, we’re Batfast – a simulation company that wants to make cricket accessible to all – whether you play professionally or have never picked up a bat in your life, we’d love to show you how our cricket simulators work.

We’re a British company that designs, builds and manufactures cricket simulators globally for training, entertainment and leisure.

You don’t have to be a cricket fan or know anything about the game to enjoy the Batfast experience. You just need to pick up a bat and get ready to strike when that ball comes hurtling towards you.

The setup is easy – just plug in the cricket simulator, get the screen in place and you’re ready to go.

The great thing about our simulators is that it can do something that no real game of cricket can ever do – it lets you play on a rainy day.

About Sport Tech Hub

Sport Tech Hub is London’s first facility dedicated to startups driving innovation in physical activity and sport. It aims to cement London’s role as the capital of global SportTech innovation

Based at House of Sport, in the heart of the capital, Sport Tech Hub provides the brightest start-ups focused on raising levels of participation in physical activity and sport with a 24-week programme of support delivered by leading industry experts.

Backed by London Sport, Sport Tech Hub’s tailored incubator programme will support innovation in physical and mental wellbeing through technology focused on physical activity and sport

For more information on House of Sport, visit www.sporttechhub.co.uk

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