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EXTENDED: NFL 1st and Future Competition Application Due

January 8

  • Applications Now Open – NFL 1st and Future Competition
  • Deadline – January 8, 2020
  • Grand Prize – $50,000 + 2 tickets to Super Bowl LIV

The 5th annual NFL 1st and Future competition, in collaboration with the University of Miami, will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on January 31, 2020, two days before Super Bowl LIV.

1st and Future is the NFL’s annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety and performance.

Innovations to Advance Athlete Health and Safety Competition – Submissions for innovations that could improve player health and safety, including but not limited to: protective equipment, medical devices, sensors and training devices. Up to four start-ups will be selected as finalists and will have the chance to present their innovations on stage in Miami. One grand prize winner will be awarded $50,000 and two tickets to Super Bowl LIV. The second-place winner will receive $25,000 and two tickets to Super Bowl LIV.

Entries must be submitted online, and include a pitch deck and a short video. If you have an early stage company with an innovative product that can enhance the health, safety, and performance of athletes, apply today for your chance to showcase your innovation to the NFL, and the opportunity to win funds to support your venture.  Winners will be announced live on stage in Miami Beach and also attend Super Bowl LIV, courtesy of the NFL.

To learn more, see past winners, watch last year’s event, and for complete rules and link to the entry form, please visit:


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