Our project is born to a very experienced group of technological entrepreneurs devoted to sports, 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 coaching to make the most of young people’s potential.
Our mission is to create a technological development hub bound to the sports business. Our main goal is to be the reference point for all innovative initiatives related to sports technology in Italy. We look to both the businesses that are emerging and those that are already consolidated and need to grow. We believe that the best way to help our economy is to create a place where Coworking and Incubation are the heart of a new model of business and cultural development.
We created a space where Startups can interact among them and with clubs, federations, agents, sports associations of various kinds. Wylab is a place where it is possible to communicate with Universities, Industries and the Financial world. As a 100% private incubator, Wylab is able to manage a light and performing environment that allows Startups to grow up and expand their businesses quickly.
Wylab fills 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, super fast broadband, two meeting rooms, a break room, a relax area, a 60-seat classroom and a beautiful terrace.
In just one year Wylab surveyed almost 100 applications. Among these projects, 8 of them became startups within the incubator, 5 of them have been accelerated with a seed investment directly from Wylab (€ 25K) and introduced to the Angels Group with the aim to collect another € 75K. Our second Call for Applications was Launched in April, 2017. We selected 14 startups from a pool of over 100, We selected 8 promising startups that started their experience in Wylab at the beginning of June. During this time we organized dozens of events, exhibitions and workshops and at least 4 of them had international speakers. The population of our Coworking has reached about 100 people.
Wyscout is the world’s first web platform for soccer / football scouting. His database contains videos and statistics from more than 600,000 players. Today it is a must-have tool for managers, coaches, scouts, agents and players around the world.
Through Wylab’s selection process we have seen and valued several startups that have been able to establish a connection with Wyscout further than getting access to our incubation program. Wyscout is still supporting them in their growth and it is at the moment negotiating business partnerships with 5 of them.
EVENTS & PARTNERSHIPS
Wylab organizes meetings, workshops and labs of international relevance. Within the first year of activity we like to remember the meeting with Marco Boglione, President and Founder of Basicnet; We would also like to mention our Startup contest “Chiavari Crea Impresa” in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, and a round table with Simon Beckerman, Founder of Depop. We also managed to organize a convention with the TOKtv team directly from the Silicon Valley.
Wylab is also Partner at Politecnico di Milano’s Sports Tech and Innovation Observatory. We also established partnerships with the National Olympic Committee (CONI) and PWC.