The Sport Review has been featured on the official website of University College London as a success story of the Innovation & Enterprise department.
Below is an extract from the article, which was published on the London university’s website on January 25 2018.
The Sport Review website provides in-depth coverage of football and other major sports for the social media generation. It was founded in 2008 by Martin Caparrotta, an alumnus of UCL’s BA in Italian and Management, along with co-founder Kieran Beckles.
The website, which primarily covers Premier League football and tennis, recorded more than 2.5 million unique visitors and over 13 million page views in a single month for the first time in late 2017.
In 2010, The Sport Review won £10,000 in the UCL Bright Ideas Awards to help kick-start the business. They were also tenants in the UCL Hatchery at BaseKX, and received regular advice from UCL Innovation and Enterprise business advisors.
“The UCL Bright Ideas Award gave us the confidence to turn what had been a side-project into a full-time business,” said Martin.
“We’re incredibly grateful to UCL for the hands-on support we received during the early stages as we worked to get the website off the ground.”