Welcome to our April update. We are excited to share our latest news with you, about our beta app launch, new partnerships, athlete stories, funding and development and our team.
Beta App launch and partnerships
We are delighted to announce the launch of our beta app with athletes in the UK, EU, and USA. We are grateful for the engagement and feedback from these users, which is helping us improve the app’s performance.
We have launched a pilot with the British Judo Association, specifically their U23 athletes, who are using the app to understand the factors that positively and negatively influence their performance.
On International Women’s Day, we announced our partnership with the England Touch Association’s (ETA) Women’s Open Squad. These ETA athletes have just started using the app and we are excited to be able to support them.
The data collected and the feedback we gain from athletes and our partners will help inform our further product development. We are currently in the process of taking these suggestions on board, to improve the experience of our athletes with the app.
In February, our co-founder, Claire Stewart, joined a panel discussion at Leyton Orient Football Club on the topic of football player’s well-being and the challenges around the international match calendar. The panel was hosted by Matthew Ogunsanya, the deputy chief medical officer for BUCS and Arsenal Women’s first team doctor, and joined by professional footballer, Adrian Mariappa and Fulham FC’s first-team sports scientist, Lewis MacMillan. A lively debate was held and followed by an important Q&A session with a very engaged audience.
We are also proud to announce that Prorizon now sponsors the 2022-23 season of the “What the Footie” podcast, founded by Paul Musa. And Paul Musa has joined us as an Advisor at Prorizon. Paul’s fundamental understanding of what goes on behind the scenes and how the business of football works, together with his entrepreneurial skills will be invaluable to our development..
At Prorizon, we believe that every athlete has a unique story to tell, and we want to encourage athletes to share their journey and their learnings and recommendations with us. We have created a new “Athlete Stories” page on our website which we are starting to populate. Please read our current, inspiring stories here.
If you are interested in having your story told, please get in touch with us and we can organise an interview with you.
Funding and Development
We are pleased to announce that we have successfully applied for EIS/SEIS advance assurance.
We are also delighted to have been selected as one of 17 sport-tech start-ups to join the Propel Jump Accelerator, partnered with CapitalPilot. Our goal during this accelerator is to achieve investment readiness and establish more partnerships with athletes and sports teams.
Additionally, we have joined Innovate UK EDGE, which provides us with the UK’s leading innovation experts and networks to support our growth and innovation.
Our team is expanding! We welcomed our current interns: Dhruv Manik from the University of Boston for data science, Shangjie Wu from the University of London for UI design, Robert Borruso from the University of Connecticut for business marketing, Tamar Bellete from the University of Boston for marketing, and Bella Copley from the University of London for bioscience content creation.
We recently completed a marketing project with three students from the University of Bath, who provided us with an athlete-informed, research-based strategic marketing plan.
Currently, 4 postgraduate students from the University of Loughborough London are working on our B2B business and product development plan, as a part of their Master’s-level Digital Skills Programme.
We are also very pleased to announce that Tamanna Jain, a PhD student from the University of Cambridge, will be joining us as a data science intern from the end of April. She will work with the support of our data science advisors to begin to analyse the quality and quantity of the data that we are collecting via our app. She will also assess the potential for developing relevant algorithms and will take the lead on how best to visualise data insights for our users.
Thank you for being a part of our community and for supporting us in our mission to help athletes reach their full potential.
Claire and Joly