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Glimstedt Provides Legal Advice to Startup Sportivebuddy

Glimstedt Provides Legal Advice to Startup Sportivebuddy

Sportivebuddy, a sports community application revolutionising communication and workouts for sports enthusiasts, received overwhelmingly positive feedback at the StarterTallinn Startup program. As part of their second-place award, Glimstedt Estonia’s legal consultation, led by partner Marko Pikani, will assist them in becoming a leading sports community platform.

The visionary behind Sportivebuddy is Elnur Valikhanli from Azerbaijan, who identified a market gap while studying in Estonia and struggling to find a workout partner. Despite social media being a common avenue for such connections, as a newcomer in Estonia, it proved ineffective for him. This led to the creation of Sportivebuddy, a platform akin to Tinder for sports enthusiasts to connect and find training buddies in their vicinity.

Elnur noted, “I soon realized that the need for such a solution is not unique to me. My mother, who wishes to work out in Baku, has a similar need.” The idea gained traction, and with extensive market research and user behaviour analysis, Sportivebuddy became a reality, earning second place at NEXPO TALLINN.

Marko Pikani from Glimstedt emphasized the importance of focus and execution capability in development activities, praising Sportivebuddy as a good example of clear vision and achieved success through consistent effort. Glimstedt supports Sportivebuddy, among other things, in communicating with investors.

Addressing safety challenges, Sportivebuddy is committed to creating a secure sports community. Elnur stated, “We work to create a safe sports community as we support physical activity,” highlighting user involvement in maintaining safety, reporting false profiles, and controlling their data.

Sportivebuddy, currently available as a demo, anticipates a 2024 launch in limited markets with English as the primary language. The app’s availability will expand based on market/language demand, initially offering a free phase with subsequent additions like different user profiles and enhanced matching services.

Key Sportivebuddy Facts:

  • Founder: Elnur Valikhanli from Azerbaijan, currently pursuing an MA at Taltech Tallinn University of Technology.
  • Founded: 2023
  • Idea: Born out of personal necessity to find a workout buddy after relocating to Estonia.
  • Key to success: Turning a limited budget into from pain to gain that supports keeping focus.
  • Team: A motivated group of friends and family with essential skills and advisors from the startup world.
  • Financing: Self-investing to retain control and focus, avoiding early investors.
  • App: Demo available in 2024.

Meet Sportivebuddy at:

  • Startup/Latitude 2024 in Tartu.
  • April 2024 – Startup competition in San Francisco.

For assistance in setting up your new business, please contact us at tallinn@glimstedt.ee.

Contact: Marko Pikani