SPARK startup

SPARK startup accelerates startup teams with a great business idea and takes them on an exciting entrepreneurial journey in these industries: Gaming & Sports Data, IoT & Big Data, and Digital Media & E-Commerce.

For nine months, all members of SPARK startup programs can use space and all the software and hardware equipment needed for product development.

Once a week, startups attend workshops on topics from the startup world, product development, business models, marketing, sales, finance, and global market.

In addition to the regular weekly training, startups have access to local and world mentors who advise them through joint workshops or 1:1 mentoring sessions.

At least once a month we organize various events, all with one goal – education of our startups, young and enterprising people from our neighborhood. These are conferences, workshops, meetings, competitions, hackathons, forums, teambuilding events and the like.

Corporate partnerships have a positive impact on companies and startups and change the corporate principles. They become more agile, more innovative and lean, and startups gain knowledge and access to the market.

Our general partner Sportradar provides valuable data to SPARK startups, namely for over 300,000 professional sports events every year, for over 40 different sports. That’s not only fixtures and results but many other real-time data points which provide virtually unlimited possibilities to analyse, compare performances and create engaging solutions.


Peter Bruner
Thomas Kösters
EIT Digital
Startup development
Lane Becker
Digital marketing, design
Boris Golob
STEP RI Science & Technology Park University of Rijeka
Business model