Global Golf Innovation Competition


Tuesday, January 22 | Room 414D, Orange County Convention Center
3:00 pm | Competition Kicks Off
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | Networking Reception

Global Golf Innovation Competition: When?


For the first time at the PGA Merchandise Show, HYPE Sports Innovation, an established global platform which facilitates connections and investments among the sports innovation ecosystem, is hosting a “Shark Tank” style innovation competition in which 10 startups will pitch their new golf products to a panel of esteemed judges.

Who’s there?

Media, members of the industry, 10 presenting start-ups, panel of judges.


  • Bernd Wahler, Chairman of the Board, HYPE; Former CMO & VP Innovation, Adidas; Former President, VfB Stuttgart
  • Uli Becker, Former President & CEO, Reebok; Founder & CEO, BECKEREI LLC
  • Sébastien Audoux, Head of Sports Digital, Canal+
  • Jeehae Lee, Director of Business Strategy, TopGolf
  • Randy Chase, Sr. Director of Strategic Alliance Marketing, Electronic Arts (EA)

2019 PGA Merchandise Show


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