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adidas Accelerator Program

Create the best digital innovations in sport

“Platform A” is the digital sports accelerator program performed by adidas at Station F in Paris designed to deliver the best digital innovation in sport. The accelerator aims to use the innovative power of the global start-up scene to jointly identify the potential for new strategically important projects.

For adidas, the cooperation with the start-ups under the umbrella of Station F in Paris is part of the consistent implementation of the strategic business plan "Creating the New". At the core of "Creating the New" stands the ambition to further drive top- and bottom-line growth by significantly increasing brand desirability. "Creating the New" is based on the three strategic choices of Speed, Cities and Open Source. adidas also focuses on digital as part of "Creating the New".

September 2019 brought down the curtain on our successful collaboration with our first generation of startups. After this success, Platform A reiterate the experience with its batch of novelties: This time Platform A launched two separate tracks « Campus » and « Focus ». Respectively, one is based on a concept of incubation with early stage startups and the idea of co-creating with adidas in Paris Station F, the other one stand on accelerating more advanced startups by scaling their solution with adidas. The campus track spotlight innovation based on women empowerment and sustainability while the focus track is related to retail and e-Commerce opportunities.

We are very excited to collaborate with Station F and the best start-ups in the sector. ’Platform A’ offers them and us the opportunity to learn from each other. Together we will develop innovative and exciting new products and business models for sports.

KASPER RORSTED, ADIDAS CEO

Meet our second generation of start-ups

Les bornées - Campus Track

Maude Baudier (Co-founder), Vanessa Mohli (Co-founder)

Les bornées is a community platform aiming at democratizing women in sports and its digitalization, starting with a fast growing cycling community in Paris and France.

Yoyo.eco - Campus Track

Eric Brac de La Perrière (Founder & CEO), Louis Agon (Business Developer)

Yoyo facilitates plastic collection in cities. The aim is to incentive people to sort plastic bottles by rewarding with football game tickets or discounts for example. This initiatve is also supported by cities and corporates.

The fabricant - Campus Track

Adriana Hoppenbrouwer (Strategy & Client Services) & Kerry Murphy (Founder)

The Fabricant, creates digital clothing by harnessing 2D garment pattern-cutting software and 3D design software, coupled with powerful film rendering tools to create hyper-real clothing that lives and breathes.

TousFacteurs - Focus Track

Youssef Tagemouati (Co-Founder), Benjamin Levine (Co-Founder)

Tousfacteurs is an on-demand last-mile bike delivery solution based on an embedded technology providing customers with a personalized delivery service.

Th3rd - Focus Track

Tristan Bethe (Co-Founder), Rudo Bisschop (Co-Founder)

Th3RD creates high resolution digital 3D assets of products then add its magical touch. Th3RD gives the possibility to bend, mash, stretch or smach anything captured in reality for many use cases like digital samples, AR, VR etc.

smartzer - Focus Track

Karoline Gross (Founder)

Smartzer created a video player that allows consumers to click on items within a video to make purchases or sign up for notifications. Brands benefit from the ability to use videos to generate measurable sales, build on customer preference data, and to use the analytics on how consumers interact with videos to shape future video strategies.

Heuritech - Focus Track

Tony Pinville (Founder), Célia Poncelin (Head of Marketing & Communications)

Heuritech develops AI solutions capable of detecting new trends online for luxury, fashion & beauty actors. This solution predict what product trends are coming and how they will behave using real-life pictures on Instagram and Weibo.

Zeekit - Focus Track

Yael Vizel (Founder & CEO)

Zeekit displays products on a vast and diverse variety of male and female models, showing your shoppers how items will look on different body types.

Wannaby - Focus Track

Alexander Nevedovsky (Product & Business Development), Sergey Arkhangelskiy (CEO)

Wannaby is building a mass market mobile AR platform & tech so consumers can try-on shoes, jewellery and apparel using their mobile devices before making a purchase.

Sozie - Focus Track

Tahreem Arshad (Founder & CEO)

The Sozie Platform collects and curates content created by shoppers during their in-store or at-home shopping journeys, for fashion retailers to display on their websites to increase the engagement and sales conversion of online shoppers.

explore our alumni

BlueBite

Mikhail (CEO), Damiani Michael Elfassy (COO)

BlueBite is an IoT platform that transforms physical products into an interactive channel. It aims to create a direct connection between brand and consumer.

Overtime

Dan Porter (CEO), Alex Grant (Head of Sales)

Overtime is a sports network for the digital generation that distributes short form clips and long form series on every social media channel.

Storr

Eric Senn (Founder & CEO)

Storr is a social retail marketplace that enables anyone to open a store from their phone in three clicks. 

Eyecandy

Thomas Orzikowski (CMO), Robin Sho Moser (CEO)

EyeCandyLab provides technology and a toolset that enables content creators to build engaging and interactive Augmented Reality experiences on videos. 

Hero

Adam Levene (founder), Olivia Devos (Business Development)

Hero connects online shoppers with associates in stores through chat and livestreaming. 

Radius8

Shivam Sabbarwa (PM), Sandeep Bhanote (CEO)

Radius 8 is a localization platform that enables retailers to increase sales by creating experiences based on local digital demand. 

Stuffstr

John Atcheson (CEO), Daisy DePaulis (CRO)

Stuffstr makes Recommerce a part of every retail transaction. The start-up partners with retailers to provide instant buy-back of every item at the touch of a button. 

Vekia

Manuel Davy CEO, Johann Robette Solutions Implementation

Vekia is a SaaS solution specialized in stock optimization management and replenishment. 

Neurun

Cade Netscher CEO, Ben Markoch Head of Brand

Neurun is a mental preparation platform that augments the race experience for endurance events around the world. 

Running Care

Jerome Galerne CEO, K-Geoffrey Wandji CMO

Running Care is a digital solution helping runners to prevent and treat their running injuries.

Wom

Melanie Mohr CEO, Jeremy Lindstrom Lead PM WOM

WOM provides blockchain technology to incentivize, validate and reward product recommendations.

Aglet

Owen Batt Founder, Ryan Mullins Founder

Aglet is a digital sneaker platform that connects designers and brands with sneaker heads.

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