iSportConnect Founder Sree Varma Joins The Jury Of FanXP Innovation Challenge

April 15, 2021

Once again, a prestigious jury has been selected for the 2021 version of the FanXP Innovation Challenge, the biggest basketball startup competition in the world which is inviting entries now.

With the aim of offering fans the best experience possible, the FanXP Innovation Challenge – staged in collaboration with N3XT Sports – challenges the latest generation of tech startups to join the sports fan revolution with creative and unique ideas.

A vastly experienced six-person jury has been selected to ensure expertise and insight in the judging of the entries, which can be submitted until 30 April at

The jury is: Mathieu Lacome (Head of Research and Innovation at Paris Saint-Germain); Didac Lee (Galdana Ventures Co-Founder and former Board Member and Head of Digital at FC Barcelona); Jasmine Robinson (General Partner at Causeway Media Operations); Susanne Timosci (Global Lead Key Account at Bundesliga); Sree Varma (iSportconnect Founder & CEO); Luis Vicente (Group CEO at Eleven Sports).

Lacome believes the event will be beneficial for everybody involved, saying: “The FanXP participation will be a massive boost for the startups, providing visibility, introduction to the relevant stakeholders, and insights about the needs and challenges of the clubs.”

Timosci echoed that view, adding: “Startup competitions such as this one are a great opportunity for startups to get exposure, get closer to the sports ecosystem and be in direct contact with the decision makers.”

Varma is excited to see the ideas presented, noting: “I joined the FanXP Innovation Challenge as a jury member because I love seeing the new creations and new ideas that are constantly popping up. It’s always amazing to see what the ‘next big thing’ could be.”

Any startup with a minimum viable product may apply to take part, and all applicants will receive free registration to attend the FanXP Virtual Pitch Competition.

N3XT Sports, a strategic consulting firm specialized in digital transformation, innovation, data, and investment strategy, will provide continuous advisory support throughout the FanXP Innovation Challenge.

Visit to apply or contact for more information.