THE WYLAB PROJECT
It was born from the ten-year experience of a group of technology-based entrepreneurs at the service of sport, with the aim of creating a new generation of businesses. Our know-how has made Wyscout a well-established and internationally recognized company in professional football. We believe in innovation and training, to grow young people who will be the future of the industry, sport and Country.
Our idea is to create a technological development hub tied to the world of sport. The goal is to become the reference point for innovative initiatives on applied technology in sport in Italy. We turn to both the realities that are emerging and those that, already consolidated, need to grow. We believe that the best way to relaunch our region and Country is to create a place where Coworking and Incubation are the center of a new model of economic and cultural development.
Having innovative ideas, developing them and doing business is a set of complex activities for those who start from scratch. The key to the development of a nascent reality lies in communication, information exchange and contacts. We created a space where startups can interact with each other and with clubs, federations, agents, sports associations of various types and structures. A space where it is possible to communicate with both the university and the financial world.
Wylab occupies the renovated spaces of a former school, in the center of Chiavari, in a place characterized by a strong identity and high prestige. With over fifty thousand square meters available, it offers 150 dedicated workstations, two meeting rooms, a break room, a relax area, a 60-seat classroom and a beautiful terrace.
In just one year Wylab surveyed more than 100 applications and selected 26 nominations. Of these projects, 8 become startups within the incubator, 4 have been accelerated with the development of business relationships also through Wyscout and 5 have received funding for a total of over 500,000 euros (125,000 euros invested directly by Wylab) . During this time we realized dozens of events, exhibitions and workshops of which at least 4 of international importance.
Wyscout is the world’s first football webplatform. His database contains video and statistics of over 600,000 players. Today it is affirmed as a must for managers, coaches, scouts, agents and players around the world. The Wyscout team is aiming for Wylab to convey this wealth of experience to the future generation of companies in the sector.
Wylab in its training activity organized and organizes meetings, workshops and labs of international relevance. In the first year of activity among others we remember the meeting with Marco Boglione, president and founder of Basicnet; the startup contest “Chiavari Crea Impresa” in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano; the round table with Simon Beckerman founder of Depop; the meeting with the TOKtv team directly from Silicon Valley.