Above The Rim Challenge

Meet up with Decathlon and start collaborating on the future of connected Basket Ball.

Application phase
 9 May - 20 May 2018 

Please submit your startup application by uploading your business deck on your participant's profile under one or the other vertical (Hardware or Software). Please submit a 10 slides document including the following points: 
  • Problem statement & value proposition.
  • Competitive analysis on the Chinese market.
  • Technical specificities.
  • Technological roadmap (1-year horizon).
  • Team members.


Online selection process
21 April 2018

Decathlon's staff will then review your submitted document and assess which startups have the best potential fit with their current strategic orientation. Based on this review, a short list of 5 selected startup will be invited to pitch their idea in front of Decathlon's management team in Shenzhen and start potential collaborations. 

Announcement: 22 May 2018


Demo Day
25 May 2018 - Afternoon
The top 5 short-listed startups will be invited on 25 May 2018 to pitch their idea in front of Decathlon's management team. The format of the pitch will be as follows: 
  • 5 Minutes live-demo: Explaining the specificities of your product and displaying it live.
  • 5 minutes pitch: explaining your visions and ambitions and roadmap to get there. 
  • 5 minutes Q&A: for Decathlon's team to understand & challenge your idea.