With the Olympic Opening Ceremonies starting today, we thought in celebration we would share with you a sports related new startup that’s also giving away some prizes to celebrate its launch. Sportpin is a virtual sports board where sports fans can pin their wonderful moments during sports events, also sports retailers can publish their inventory on their board to drive traffic to them.
Very similar in design and workflow to Pinterest, Sportpin carves out its own niche for pinning and during the Olympics, Sportpin users can pin images from websites or upload them as they capture those moments during the events. The focus of Sportpin is to become the one place where sport fans can get to follow their favorite teams, comments and share with friends using images and videos in the love of athletic competition.
Sportspin is similar to the other pinning platforms out there, such as those for fashion, cats, and even sex, but they think sports fans are much more dedicated to their passions and it was a time for platform to scratch that itch. Users will find that their sports board becomes their sports timeline; where they can re-live past events in there just by going through photos and videos.
Sports celebrities may also share their training moments and live events with their fans as the site grows. While fans can comment, share and like such moments. This aspect of Sportpin will keep fans updated on how their favorite celebrities are performing. This also presents a big opportunity for sports retailers to exhibit their inventory to the right audience. Co-founder Paris Grey tells us:
“As sports fanatics, we are building something that is useful to us and people like us. Is time you re-live London 2012 with Sportpin.”
To celebrate the Olympics and their launch, Sportpin is giving away 50 different London 2012 souvenirs to the first 50 people that will pin 20 London 2012 event moments. Create an account using this link. As soon as you fall within the winning group we will send you an email so we can discuss where to send your souvenir.
In addition readers that share with friends will have early access to Sportpin IOS App when it’s released.