Rice grants $800,000 to DivInc Sports Tech Accelerator

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Exciting News: Rice University Grants $800,000 to DivInc Sports Tech Accelerator!

We are thrilled to announce that Rice University has awarded an $800,000 grant to DivInc’s Sports Tech Accelerator. This three-year grant will fuel our mission to support diverse founders in the sports technology industry. By leveraging Rice’s top-tier sports management, medicine, and analytics programs, we aim to create an ecosystem where innovation and diversity thrive.

A Game-Changing Partnership

Preston James, CEO and founder of DivInc, expressed immense gratitude for this partnership. “Sports tech is a rapidly growing industry with immense opportunities for diverse founders. This grant helps us foster success and innovation.”

Supporting Diverse Founders

Our recently launched 12-week Sports Tech Accelerator cohort focuses on enhancing human performance, fan experience, fantasy sports, media innovation, NIL, and stadium innovations. The program provides up to $100,000 in resources, specialized curriculum, and access to industry mentors.

Impactful Collaboration

Ashley DeWalt, DivInc’s managing director of startups and programs, highlighted the importance of this support: “This grant underscores our commitment to making impactful changes in the industry.”

A Community Commitment

This grant is part of Rice’s broader commitment to fostering innovation and inclusivity within Houston’s Ion District.

We are excited to see the incredible innovations and growth that will emerge from this collaboration. Stay tuned for more updates!