Canada's first and largest program of its kind, accelerating the growth of sports and media-related startups.

Startups in the Program


A fan engagement tool allowing sports fans to acquire high-end event tickets through a lottery system.

Esports Tickets

Esports Tickets is an esports event management and engagement platform that is dedicated to engaging gaming enthusiasts with events near them.

Chatter Research

Real-time customer feedback, helping companies be more customer-responsive, drive operational excellence, and increase revenue.

The Zone Startups Method

Screen companies, accepting approximately 1% of applicants.
Work with teams, help companies grow and scale, and add value in the process.
Provide seed capital for the highest potential companies.
Grow companies through a Series A raise.

Zone Startups Sports + Media's keen sourcing of exceptional startups pairs well to accelerate larger companies' innovations. Their outstanding network has taken ivvi to the next level with their strategy guidance, course offerings, and extensive network.

– Taylor Klick | Founder/CEO, ivvi

ZSSM was instrumental in helping us scale the growth of Crowdbabble by providing access to experienced mentors, funding, as well as connections to customers and partners. It's an extremely valuable community to join for startups that are in a growth phase.

– Abbas Alidina | Founder/CEO, Crowdbabble

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If your startup is ready to accelerate, let's talk.