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Amsterdam startup Johan enters the player tracking space with backing from the European Space Agency

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Johan, an Amsterdam start-up accelerated by the European Space Agency (ESA), is developing Internet of Things (IoT) sensors that will try to enhance the training and performance process for the entirety of sports teams. Robin van Kappel and Jelle Reichert founded this company in 2013, with the thought of taking the latest satellite technology from Europe and applying it to field sports.

Being a big hit, the start-up won the ESA satellite navigation competition and was accepted into the ESA Business Incubation Center.

"We have backgrounds in aerospace engineering and the idea was to apply new technologies that make it cheaper to apply but yield higher-quality data,” explained co-founder Robin van Kappel.

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