LONDON, June 22, 2017 — HYPE Foundation, a global platform connecting and investing in sports innovation, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ilan Hadar was appointed as HYPE Foundation’s Partner & Chief Innovation Officer. Hadar has served on HYPE advisory board in the last 6 months. Prior to that, he’s gained 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry in various positions, including Nanomotion Ltd CEO for 12 years. In addition, Ilan has a strong passion for sports and will add to HYPE’s strategic growth and execution of HYPE’s global programs in sports innovation spaces, among them sports acceleration network, SPIN LAB and global SPIN FINAL competitions.
Dr. Hadar holds a PhD in Aerospace and MBA degrees from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and spent a few years in Singapore managing a local semiconductor company.
Ilan Hadar noted: “I’m honored to take on a practical role in HYPE Foundation’s massive impact on the world of sports. Managing technology, innovation and sports is the perfect mix for me. I am confident that I will help HYPE Foundation lead the way in finding and executing solutions for the challenges that the sports industry is faced with, using its unique eco-system and available resources.”
Mr. Amir Raveh, HYPE Foundation’s CEO added: “Ilan brings operational, innovative and great experience to HYPE’s team along with an outstanding knowledge in the sports world, which will have an immense contribution on HYPE’s vision fulfillment.”
After two successful Sports Innovation (SPIN) FINAL competitions in 2017 alongside the NFL Draft and UEFA Champions League Final, HYPE Foundation is now preparing for its SPIN Final competition in Taipei, alongside the “2017 Summer Universiade” this August. In addition, HYPE is about to launch its 2017 “TOP 50” Magazine, featuring the world’s leading sports-startups for 2017, due September 2017.
Sports-Startups can apply for the 2017 Summer Universiade competition in this link: https://goo.gl/oKUg1a
Watch the highlights of the SPIN FINAL alongside UEFA Champions League Final here: https://goo.gl/VbjCSz
Watch HYPE Foundation’s Game Plan for 2017 video here: https://goo.gl/NAsuJe
About HYPE Foundation:
The HYPE Foundation formed the largest sports innovation ecosystem with over 26,000 leaders and key decision makers in the field of sports, including sports and tech global brands, academia, investors and startups. HYPE initiates global competitions, teaming up with Google Asics, Microsoft, and Sky Sports among others. In 2017 HYPE Foundation is conducting 6 global Sports Innovation (SPIN) Finals alongside major global sports events, as well as forming acceleration programs and running the TOP 50 Program, that incorporate the most innovative startups in the world of sports. HYPE Foundation is the impact division of MG Equity partners, (EMGI), a British investment house, operating since 2003, a Member of the IHUB.EU – A European Union organization.
For more information visit: www.hype-foundation.org
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