Ely, January 19th 18 – Life Fitness is proud to announce the company is partnering with ActiveLab, which is run by not-for-profit health body UKactive.
ActiveLab launched in September 2016 with a mission to match Fit-Tech start-ups with the leading lights of business and physical activity. The inaugural version saw 12 finalists take part in an intensive three-month accelerator which has helped the cohort of innovative start-ups to raise more than £3.1m in early stage funding to date and launch pilots with major blue chip companies.
The second instalment of ActiveLab aims to build on this momentum in the fast-growing Fit-Tech sector by collaborating with a raft of new partners and Life Fitness is proud to be a headline partner for this year’s accelerator to support successful applicants.
Developments in data, social media, virtual reality and wearable tech are having a major impact on the physical activity landscape and ActiveLab will augment these new opportunities to produce pioneering health solutions to the global physical activity crisis, which in the UK alone costs £20bn each year and causes 37,000 deaths.
Jason Worthy, Vice President - Fitness Solutions & Innovation at Life Fitness: “As the world’s largest fitness solutions brand, Life Fitness is excited to be partnering with ActiveLab to unearth innovators with the potential to transform the way we exercise.
“We have more than two million workouts every day on our equipment from exercisers in every corner of the globe. Through our network of connected fitness equipment, we’re able to provide insights on how exercisers and facility operators interact with equipment as well as the role health and fitness can play in the rest of their lives, and help these start-ups apply that knowledge to their innovations.
“Life Fitness is passionate about advancing the field of fitness and digital innovation, so I am extremely excited to see first-hand the creative solutions from these successful applicants.”
The ActiveLab application runs from October 30th to December 22nd, with the 12 ActiveLab finalists due to be announced on February 28th 2018. Over the course of the programme, these companies will receive a series of networking opportunities with investors and leading physical activity firms, as well as tailored mentorship and expert workshops on the challenges of scaling a business. The programme will culminate in a high-octane event in June 2018, which will bring together leading speakers, partners, and influencers from the physical activity and technology spheres.
To find out more about ActiveLab and how entering can place your startup on the fast-track to success, visit: http://activelab.co/