Sport Industry Insight

The modern world is facing an unprecedented crisis.

The logistic entanglement of the current intertwined global economy is a perfectly developed environment for a virus to spread and no one knew it (actually, Bill Gates did but we will leave that story for another occasion). The chances of going from point A to point Z in less than 20 hours and bring along a deadly disease are as high as they could be.

These are undoubtedly anomalous and unpredictable times.

The changes brought upon society in the last few months have been life changing and full of challenges. In Europe alone around 200 000 people lost their lives and 800 000 lost their livelihood as some industries were put on pause. …

Why you should be a Footbar Ambassador

This time we are bringing you Quentin Desseigne. Quentin is one of the responsible at our recruitment partner Footbar.

Footbar is a Sport Tech startup that markets a small sensor that evaluates match performance.

Learn more about Quentin, Footbar and the Meteor sensor in this article and at

Welcome, Quentin!

What are your responsibilities at Footbar?

I’m working to get our tracker and technology used by as many footballers as possible while trying to monetize that in the best way possible.

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How has your past experience contributed to the development of the company?

Before my arrival at Footbar in January 2020, I had just completed an internship in a startup operating in the sports sector, which is still very close to Footbar. I was therefore able to learn the “startup spirit” characterized by taking initiative, going beyond function, teamwork … Everything a footballer needs to integrate into a football team in fact! …

Sandy Mittleman is a well-known tennis coach with a nearly 30-year career in the realm, teaching people at every level from recreational to grand slam champions.

He is the prime example of dedication and had some great advice for us when it comes to building a career in the sports industry.

Thank you for joining us, Sandy! Next step is to have you on our podcast!

How did your connection with tennis start?

I started by being given a racquet and ball at about 8 years old and hitting on a wall at a club my family belonged to. …

Rui Biscaia is an internationally renowned academic currently working at Coventry University. Considering his extensive background in sports research and his multiple publications in some of the most prestigious journals in the sports realm, we tried to pick his brains on some of the most important topics surrounding the industry and what to expect going forward.

Thanks for joining us, Rui!

1. Can you share a bit about your academic and professional experience?

My involvement with sports was initiated at the age 7 years old as a basketball player. Being involved since early age in the sport environment, the path of studying sports was almost a natural choice and I took a BSc in Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Coimbra. After that I taught physical education and continued playing basketball during a few years. I then took a MSc in Sport Management at the University of Lisbon. Upon finishing this degree, I got the opportunity to start a position as lecturer in a University. The experiences of writing a MSc thesis and teach in a University allowed me to collaborate in some research projects. These were important aspects of my decision to start a PhD in Sport Management at the University of Lisbon. After finishing my doctoral studies, I worked a few years in Portuguese Universities and then I moved to the UK to join Coventry University. …

José Monteiro is the Portuguese IFBB Technical Director, an IFBB Elite Pro Judge and a guest professor in some of the most recognizable Portuguese sports-related polytechnic institutes. He is living the dream when it comes to fitness. With more than 15 years of experience in the realm, he is “the guy” in the national bodybuilding scene and an amazing professional.

I recently had an opportunity to talk to José about his career, the sports industry, and the organization’s plan and the recent partnership with SportIn Global. This is what he had to say.

Make sure to sign up and connect with José Monteiro and follow IFBB PT at SportIn Global. …


Diogo Paraíba

Sports as a translation of our daily lifes

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