HearMeCheer, the innovative and timely audio broadcast app that collects live fan noise and streams it into live sports events and broadcasts, was named among the finalists for the 2020 SportTechie Awards.
According to SportTechie, “To close out 2020, we’ve selected 50 nominees across nine categories. In a year when nothing has been close to approaching normal, each nominee stands out not just for finding a way forward in the pandemic, but also for laying the groundwork to come back even stronger when we’re on the other side of it. Expect many of the nominees to also be a part of State Of The Industry, our virtual event on March 24–25 that will explore what’s new and next in the worlds of sports and technology. “
HearMeCheer was among six nominees for “Outstanding Pivot”. According to SportTechie, “Elias Andersen, a 20-year-old entrepreneur in Canada, started the year focused on his wearable tracking sensors startup, ChampTrax. But when the pandemic disrupted the sports industry in March, he pivoted the company into the realm of fan engagement and produced HearMeCheer. The app collects “crowd” noise from people watching games at home using their phone microphones and uses those cheers to supplement broadcasts when there are no fans in the stands. HearMeCheer has worked with the New York Red Bulls, the Chinese Professional Baseball League in Taiwan, and a live ESPN boxing broadcast.”
While HearMeCheer was a finalist, the Outstanding Pivot award winner, announced on Dec. 30, 2020, was Kinexon, for a contact tracing app.