Sports Tech Collider Sprint

Athletic Competitive Advantage Through Technology

How can emerging technologies create competitive advantage for athletes and sports teams?

Today’s athletes and sports teams must use technology to give them an advantage against the competition. How can athletes and teams leverage cutting-edge tech such as data science, artificial intelligence, internet of things, biotech, and other innovations to win?

Info Session

January 30th, 2018

6:30 pm @SCET


Application Deadline

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Kick-off Event 

February 13th, 2018

Collider Challenge

The premise of this Collider Sprint is simple; our campus has a premier athletics program and the best science, technology, engineering, and math programs in the world. This Collider Sprint will bring these forces together to create technology-based innovations that lead to athletic competitive advantages for athletes and teams. More information about challenges will be posted as we receive feedback regarding specific needs, problems, and challenges from athletics and industry.


The objective of this Collider Sprint is to have diverse teams build early prototypes (digital, physical, model, framework, algorithm, etc.) of technology solutions based on known challenges in various sports. Each team will take on one specific challenge during the Sprint. Teams will spend eight weeks going through ideation, user validation, testing, feedback, building, and presenting a final prototype to address their specific challenge. Challenges will fall into five very broad, flexible, and interwoven categories; Performance & Training, Health & Recovery, Fan Engagement, Scoring, Visual & Facility Technology, and Strategy, Data & Analytics.

Leadership Team


Danielle Vivo

Innovation Collider Program Manager



<a href="" target="_blank">Stephen Torres, SCET Lecturer, Serial Entrepreneur</a>

Stephen Torres

Lead Faculty Advisor


Jill Malko

Campus Advisor

Mentors and Advisors

Advisors, mentors, and guest speakers will assist to ensure teams get perspectives and relevant insight from industry practitioners.



Noman Ahmad

Products and Software Mentor


Sean OKeefe

Sales and Operations Mentor


Sudeep Badjatia

Data Analytics Mentor


Patrick Chiang

 Team and Networking Mentor


Gaurav Bhogale

Product and Marketing Mentor


Jesse Douglas

Technical and Hardware Mentor


Tashaan Foreshan-Kelly

Athlete Mentor


Mai Nguyen

Light Therapy Project Advisor

Sponsors and Partners


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Graduate and undergraduate students in science, computer science, data science, statistics, engineering, IEOR, math, and other technical majors along with student-athletes interested in technology or entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply. NOTE: This is a team-project based course where teams will be formed the course leadership team from the pool of qualified applicants. Each student team will be selected for a diverse set of both technical and non-technical skills.

Key Dates

This course will be composed of class lectures followed by project work time and office hours. Additional project time will be required and scheduled with  individual teams. 

Class will meet on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at SCET.  

Highlight Events

2/13 Kick-Off (1st day of class)

3/13 Mid-Point Pitch Day

4/24 Demo Day  (last day of class)


Interested students should follow the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page.  
In order to ensure we have a diverse, motivated, and exceptional class there is a selection process. We will let you know if you have been accepted by February 7th.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 31st.

 *If you are not chosen this semester, please be on the lookout for future iterations of this course. 

Students can take this course for credit:
INDENG 190C Advanced Topics:  Collider Sprint
Class # 42605
Academic Units: 2
Pass/No Pass

Note: If you registered for INDENG 190C and are not eligible or cannot participate in the project, you will be required to drop the course.

For additional questions, please email