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SAP Technology Sports Challenge: Deepening Fan Engagement

People's Choice Winner

Fandom

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Explain your business idea. Be sure to describe the product or service and how it works in detail.

Our app gives sports fans a place to interact with other super fans, participate in challenges, and earn rewards. How this all works is you go to a sporting event and find the Fandom booth, there is a screen with a regenerating QR code, scan the code and you are immediately rewarded with a set number of points for attending this event. You have also just started your Fandom World Map, a feature where all the sporting events you attend are shown. Get to your seats and start talking to the guy next to you who is also on Fandom,…

How does your idea address the issue defined in the innovation challenge category?

The issue defined was to create a sports app or game. We have created all that and more. Our app covers many app genres such as games ( because of our trivia and challenges), social media (through the ability to post photos and video), and messaging (through our Fandom messaging system).

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Adjudicator's Choice Winner

SAP Sharks App

Lansdale, PA

Explain your business idea. Be sure to describe the product or service and how it works in detail.

The app we created was to help many different aspects of the fan experience for the San Jose Sharks. Once the customer opens the app, there will be three categories to choose from: Fan Center, For Your Convenience, and FANtastic Rewards. The Fan Center lets Sharks fans create accounts, share videos and pictures from games, view scores and statistics, read news, and receive live game updates. In addition to those features it also lets spectators at the game vote for the music playing in the stadium, get to know the players, view behind-the-scenes videos and photos, and play team trivia…

How does your idea address the issue defined in the innovation challenge category?

Our app address the challenge because it helps the fans feel closer to the players on the team and it would make them want to participate more with the team at home and at games. It lets fans be rewarded for their loyalty and makes it easier to check statistics and scores. Overall, it would be beneficial because it improves the fan experience, all-around convenience, and rewards for loyal fans.

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