You’re bored on Saturday. What should you do?
You wake up on Saturday morning and have no idea what to do with your weekend.
But wait… You have an ace in the hole. You grab your phone, open the Sport12 app, and join a game near you.
Through the Sport12 app you can meet locals and expats who have the same athletic interests as you; score the decisive goal for your soccer team; strike an ace in tennis to win the match; and celebrate over beers with your teammates afterwards.
The app will upgrade your social life whether you’re new to the city or have been living here all your life. Once boring evenings and weekend afternoons will become action-packed outings.
How does the Sport12 app work?
The Sport12 app allows you to join or organize soccer, tennis, and padel matches in your city. Through our community of players and our relationships with local sport centers we offer daily games across Mexico City and at all levels of competition: Setting up your profile and joining your first game is easy:
1. Select a game that interests you
2. Join a game by selecting an open spot within a team and hit "Join Game"
We are planning to create a new feature for more casual events, where the number of teams and players is more flexible, as seen in illustration "2b. Join a casual Event".
Can’t find a game near you?
No problemo! You can organize a game yourself! Check out our list of partner sport centers to select a court or pitch for your match; contact the facility through our app to reserve the space; upload the game information and invite your friends and other users to join the game.
In order to guarantee reliable games, only users that are verified by us are able to organise sport games at this moment.
How do you know if the level of competition is right for you?
After each game players can rate their teammates on a scale of 1 to 5 stars and vote for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the match. On top of that, our proprietary algorithm rates players on a scale of 1 to 10 based on the number of games won and the number of times he or she has been voted MVP. A player’s star rating and the automatically generated level rating are displayed in his or her profile.
What is the current stage of the Sport12 app?
We are currently testing our BETA VERSION with the community that we have created over the past year. Soccer, tennis or padel players in Mexico City and Bogotá can enjoy playing amateur games with people from their city. Anyone can join the games through the app and make the player ratings after the game. Every player has its own profile where the statistics are illustrated.
It is all about the money
False. The Sport12 app is made by sports enthusiasts for sports enthusiasts. Our goal is to create a world-wide community, in which everyone has easy access to play sport games, whenever he or she wants.
Did you know Manni gets married in 18 months but he has no idea who his wife will be? Have you heard Kyle traveled around the world for 1 year working remotely in the finest co-working spaces of the world with a group of freelancers and entrepreneurs? If you would be part of the sports community, you would get to know diverse people (like Kyle and Manni) and their interesting stories.
You can make the difference
To be able to offer the sport games through the app in different parts of the world, we need some initial support from the community. You can make the difference! With your support, we will make sure that people like Manni, Kyle and you that work, study, travel or live remotely in different parts of the world will feel connected with the local environment. Thus, having a home away from home. You as a local will have more possibilities to engage in physical activity and get to know people that you have no access to otherwise.
You see, it is all about the community. You are the community!
I understand, I am the community. But what can I expect from the improved Sport12 App?
What works great in Europe, does not have to work the same way in other parts of the world. That is a lesson learned from our initial start. Having created several games through the app in Mexico City, we noticed that people require a more flexible app. People like to:
- play “retas”: the players create three instead of two teams with the “waiting team” entering the pitch for the “loosing team” in an ongoing basis
- sign into games on the day the game takes place vs confirming participation well ahead
- gather together at the pitch and make the teams there vs having the teams pre-set through the app
The full amount of the 7500 EUR of this campaign will be used to bring the app fully to the market! This means fine-tuning existing functionalities as well as incorporating a few new ones to transform the BETA VERSION into a fully marketable sports app!
Based on the above mentioned findings we will improve the app in three areas:
Improvement 1: Additional function for more flexible games
We noticed it, we change it! Those valuable insights of the past games are the main reason why this crowdfunding campaign is running. We will implement a new function that lets people organise games in a more flexible way. Instead of having to pick a team, people just join a game in general. Teams will be created at the pitch. That way, non-registered people can also join the game and people that do not show up could get replaced (they will still get a "no show" credit in their profile).
Improvement 2: Automated Payment System
Secondly, we will be able to monetise the app to make it self sustainable. We have been passionately working on the development for more than a year. The income throughout that time was reduced to several warm hand shakes and looks of appreciation for organising the games from the players. Creating an automated payment system for the app is the second most important functionality that we can implement with your support.
Improvement 3: Making it smooth
Additionally, we will focus our resources on making each process as easily understandable as possible. This will include the following:
- improved user-friendly app design
- more precise notifications
- ability to use sport center look-up function without having to sign in
- possibly extending current languages (English and Spanish) to French and German (if requested by backers and other users)
The result will be a fully improved sports app that we can launch to the market for which we adapted it.
What if this campaign collects 15.000 EUR
We are prepared for the unexpected! Our vision of providing access to participate in amateur sports for everyone provides a lot more opportunities: In case, thanks to your support, this campaign goes viral and we reach the 15.000 EUR milestone, we will be able to implement the following:
Integration of a BOOKING CALENDAR in which organisers can directly book a field electronically without having to contact the organisers of the pitch via phone. A quick and efficient way for both organisers and sport center administrators.
Let's get to the fun part!
Every backer will appear on the honorable backer list on our website. On top of that, starting with 10 Euros, every backer will get a special reward.
Reward 1 - Cheerleader
10 USD/EUR – We send you a personalized thank you message
Every contribution counts! We highly appreciate every contribution made from you. As a “backer” of the Reward 1 category we will send you a personalized thank you message with some interesting information about the campaign and upcoming events.
Reward 2 - Amateur player
25 USD/EUR – Come visit us in Mexico City, the birth place of Sport12
As a backer in the Reward 2 category, we would like to personally welcome you in Mexico City. You have the option to either stay one night as a “couchsurfer” at one of the places of the players within the community (we make sure you will have a nice place to stay) or we invite you for a beer in the city, where we can talk about everything that interests you about the project.In case you cannot visit us in Mexico City, there are two other options for you. You can either choose to receive a one minute video from us answering 3 questions of your choice or you can receive the funniest outtakes of the crowdfunding video. It is your bet!
Reward 3 - Professional
50 USD/EUR – You receive an original Sport12 jersey (in white)
The teams of the Sport12 games wear either black or white jerseys. After the crowdfunding campaign everyone can purchase the original Sport12 jersey in white. As a “backer”, you have the privilege of being one of the first people that are getting the new Sport12 jersey. It is a sports jersey that can be used to play soccer or other sports. Very dynamic and smooth at the same time. It has the number 12 in the back, representing you, the passionate amateur player. And the best of it: IT WILL HAVE YOUR NAME ON THE BACK!
Reward 4 - World class
500 USD/EUR – You get to spend a week in a 2 person apartment at the German part of the Baltic Sea
With a contribution within the category of Reward 4, you are a major supporter of Sport12. Therefore, you will be exclusively eligible to spend one week at an apartment at the Baltic Sea in the wonderful spa town of “Kühlungsborn”. The town in the north of Germany is known for its beach, which is one of the finest beaches in the country. It is also popular among active people that enjoy taking long bike rides along the beach or enjoy relaxing at the spa. The reward includes the vacation apartment stay for two people for one week. All related costs for the vacation trip such as transportation are not included.
Reward 5 - Legend
1000 USD/EUR – You will get a one week vacation in a spacious house at Spain’s Mediterranean coast, 40 train minutes north of Barcelona
You are a legend! Your contribution has an incredible impact on the campaign. The Sport12 community will never forget your tremendous support in the starting fase of the project. Thanks to you, thousands of people will soon be able to play amateur sports whenever desired. You deserve to go on a relaxing vacation trip with your friends or family:
The reward includes a one week stay at a three story vacation house with several balconies and a roof top terrace that invite for great views into the beautiful town of Caldetas. The house is located 8 walking minutes from an amazing wide sandy beach. With the coastal train you are in 45 minutes in the city center of Barcelona. And the best of it, you can take up to 7 more friends or family members to enjoy your trip to its fullest.
Please note that every related expenses to the trip like transportation are excluded from the reward.
Bonus: If you like to stay an extra week, you will get an additional exclusive 20% discount of the vacation house price.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* If this project has caught your interest and you can imagine operating the app in your city or even in your home country you can get in touch with us to discuss the possibility of acquiring license agreements.
Sport12 - Here, you are the Star!
Risks and challenges
The main two challenges that we face are human as well as technical related:
1. If people that register to a game do not show up, games cannot be realised. We have certain ways to reduce the risk of so called "no shows". Right now, we are building awareness of the problems that people cause by not showing up. We have a 99% success rate of registered people showing up to the games. To make it easier for future organisers, we would like to implement some technical features that make it even more difficult for people to not show up, by introducing advance payments for users that have a high "unreliability score".
2. Technical problems of the app such as crashes would prevent the organisation of the games. Therefore, we are in the early stages of creating a team of sophisticated developers that find the right solutions for the always appearing problems. Developers are intelligent, scarce and costly. Therefore, money needs to be made available to keep them using their intelligence for the benefit of the sports community.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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