We set out to shape the future of living by accelerating startups through a six-month-long program! Are you joining the revolution?
What began as a desire for a smarter, more sustainable everyday living quickly became one of the best-selling, master designed communities in America and an epicenter of innovation. Imagined as a Smart City designed to accelerate innovation and wellbeing, today the Lake Nona community is a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity.
With a life sciences cluster heralded as “the new global destination for medical innovation,” a booming sports and performance district, high-tech innovation centers, and a growing commercial district, Lake Nona has become a destination for industry leaders looking to be a part of this collaborative performance ecosystem. Creating these “centers of excellence” derives from the Tavistock approach, where design thinking balances innovation, functionality, and aesthetics with a strong financial return.
Our Sports & Health Tech Accelerator program will enable a group of carefully selected startups to take advantage of Lake Nona’s Verizon 5G broadband capacity, enabling testing of innovative technologies and solutions, and helping talented individuals bring their businesses to the market. We provide ongoing advice, pitch training, workshops, 1-on-1 sessions to ensure that our startups are investor-ready by the end of the program.
Our program is designed to provide startups with lots of knowledge to boost their business while giving them enough time to put these insights into practice. In weekly input and coaching sessions, we help you set and meet milestones, deepen your knowledge, grow your network, and have fun while at it.
Learn from experts in areas such as growth marketing, sales, and pitching. Stress testing your business plan and full setup of business documents and legal framework. Get access to a digital learning platform with tutorials, cases, and tools.
Need 5G to develop, test, and run your product? We have it. Looking for the right partners? Work with our leading scientists and experts in the high standard facilities of one of the Lake Nona medical partners.
Get mentorship from sports business veterans, successful founders, CEOs, and VCs from Florida, all over the U.S. as well as the global leAD ecosystem. They'll share their experience, skills, and network.
Get support from backend and frontend developers to take your product to the next level. Make your business rock solid with the help of our legal and accounting experts.
We also provide a cash investment of $75.000 USD for every startup that will be selected to participate in the program.
Yes, free housing for the founders’ team in the brand new Lake Nona apartments next to the accelerator space during the entire time of the program. This includes access to a gym, sports facilities, and bicycles for every participant.
A beautiful and exclusive space for you to focus on what really matters: developing your product and growing as an entrepreneur.
Through the Lake Nona Living Lab, you get access to more than 5,000 connected homes. Work with leading athletes, coaches and experts in the headquarter of the USTA, the biggest tennis site in the world, the adidas performance center, or two of the best-rated golf clubs globally.
In return, we take 8% equity and become a shareholder in your company.
All the startups on the program will have a focus on technology, the sweet spot around which the leAD network is centered. Within that, we are focusing our worldwide search for startups on 3 key verticals: