Sports with one click
Yes, participating in sports, but where, when, with whom, and at what price would it best work out? Former professional volleyball player Hanno Lippitsch asked himself these very same questions when he wanted to spontaneously play tennis in Vienna one day and knew of neither good nor free tennis courts in the vicinity. The information was found scattered all over the internet, if at all.
Today, he is the CEO of the Eversports website, which he founded in 2013 together with Andreas Woditschka and Emanuel Steininger. Eversports allows you to find, book, and immediately and directly pay for sports offerings – quickly, simply, and online with a few clicks on your notebook or smartphone app. Over 100 types of sports are listed: Tennis, football, bowling, squash, kitesurfing, and much more. Eversports links athletes and sports offerings, creating transparency and comparability through an innovative search engine. As a result, the company became one of the German-speaking world’s largest and most successful market platforms for sports offerings in a very short time. Thousands of athletes are already using the product and booking the matching sports offering daily from over 25,000 sports facilities on Eversports.
The concept is simple, practical, and quick. Only the desired time, sports type, and city needs to be selected, and the website will immediately display a list with the best offerings. Over 30,000 companies and associations are currently represented on Eversports. For companies that do not yet have online booking capabilities, the platform can be used to at least retrieve contact information and prices.
Hanno Lippitsch’s plan is a success. Eversports’ team is undergoing continuous growth, and two investor groups have even surfaced recently. The company’s long-term goal is to become Europe’s largest sports booking platform. Not only did an expansion to Germany go smoothly in 2015, but a comprehensive technical relaunch was also a success. As of late, sports enthusiasts from the Netherlands can also use the product; expansion possibilities see Eversports coming to France, Spain, and Scandinavia.
“We recently started offering the option to book any course such as yoga or Crossfit directly via our system, and therefore find the best offerings. As a result, we are once again closer to our goal of helping create a more athletic and healthier society”, says co-founder and CFO Andreas Woditschka.
“The Business Agency has vigorously supported Eversports from the outset. Thanks to Koop Pro, the cornerstone was laid for a far-reaching partnership with Sprenger Software. Our expansion to Germany was supported and thus, heavily accelerated with the FOKUS internationalisation funding”, says Woditschka regarding the collaboration with the Vienna Business Agency.
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