For athletes to perform well, they must prioritize their mental health as much as their physical health. People playing sports at every level are expected to be role models for their peers and fans. As a result, they struggle to open up about their weaknesses by choosing to reveal their best strengths only. Moreover, this paves the way for stigma brooding around mental health in sports leagues which becomes hard for anyone to open up about what they’re experiencing.
Focused on driving positive behavior change, iNSPIRETEK operates with a vision to change the future of sports by improving the well-being outcomes for athletes around the globe. Located in Brisbane, Australia, iNSPIRETEK is the brainchild of Annie Flamsteed (Founder and CEO) who established the company in 2019.
Brainchild of an Ingenious Mind
Annie is a driven entrepreneur who brings an elite mindset to every project she engages in. She is a former gymnast who chose to exit the sport during her late teens due to the high pressure placed on young, competitive athletes. As a young athlete, she found that the focus on performance in sports came with a cost.
Although the journey for every athlete is unique, the pressure Annie experienced in competitive sports led her to develop mental health issues, including an eating disorder. She ultimately chose to quit it, however, her experience motivated her to pursue a career in medicine and later pivoted into health tech where she knew she could help shape the lives of youth at scale. These factors inspired her to establish iNSPIRETEK.
And while the life of a leader comes with an assortment of high-pressure situations, Annie asserts her decision has been validated many times with more and more athletes at all levels standing up and openly discussing their own journeys and experiences with mental health. Currently, she spearheads the company at the front and caters to its brand mission with her leadership strategies.
‘Prevention Via Prediction’ Model
iNSPIRETEK is a health tech company focused on driving positive behavior change, with a vision to change the future of sport and education by improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes for youth around the globe. It has responded to the ever-increasing issue of youth mental illness and wellbeing through an integrated, three-tier technology solution.
With cutting-edge features, iNSPIRETEK has developed a unique ‘prevention via prediction’ model driven by automated and assisted intervention tools and highly curated, educational content. This approach ensures that children and adolescents are supported at critical stages in their lives by key stakeholders such as parents/carers and coaches/teachers.
Leveraging Integrated and Three-tier Technology
iNSPIRETEK’s technology solution centralizes on improving the mental health and wellbeing of youth athletes throughout the globe. The company’s end-user platform is built around accessibility for users of all age groups. Through its offerings, iNSPIRETEK aims to put the infinite app into the hands of every athlete in the world to ensure they are supported at critical stages in their lives.
Additionally, the company’s B2B platforms work in unison with the infinite app—providing key stakeholders such as coaches with important data for the team and individual’s well-being. iNSPIRETEK’s platforms are heavily focused on an intelligent content delivery system that enables coaches and organizations with their own content or programs from the company’s extensive content library to be delivered directly to athletes within the infinite app.
Endorsing Sophisticated and Easy-to-Use Tech
Built and designed for young athletes and students, iNSPIRETEK’s platform is not a typical athlete tracking app or management system. The company’s ‘Wellness Management Platform’ uses highly sophisticated tech that is easy to use. It is combined with data analytics and engaging educational content to drive positive human behavior change. Briefly, iNSPIRETEK stands out from many sports tech solutions that can be:
Holistic Marketing Approach
For every company, ensuring effective marketing strategies is vital for promoting their products or solutions amongst their audience and customers. With that being said, iNSPIRETEK caters to its marketing requirements in a holistic way through two approaches. Firstly, the company’s digital solutions such as social media enable it to reach each of its distinct audiences across various social media platforms. This further allows it to tailor its content and messaging to drive brand awareness.
Secondly, through community-based initiatives, iNSPIRETEK has worked extensively to
humanize the ‘iNSPIRETEK’ brand. Through this approach, the company has developed fundraisers and community campaigns while being part of information panels across sports and mental health.
Beyond the typical challenges that any tech-based start-up will experience in its early stage, in 2020, iNSPIRETEK faced several challenges during its second year of journey. As a result, the company was faced with limited travel options that delayed its seed fundraise and postponed it to the following year. With the delay or cancellation of sports seasons at all levels, the importance of iNSPIRETEK’s solutions took a back seat. Meanwhile, various sports clubs and organizations underwent and grappled with their own set of challenges. Despite the hard times and hindering challenges, the company achieved victory by triumphing over the odds. The team banded together and undertook every challenge in their stride.
Consistent Focus on Reinvigorating
To date, iNSPIRETEK has successfully catered to its mission and vision by driving positive behavior change in the world of sports. The company is consistently focusing on introducing new strategies in order to serve its purpose and mission better. For instance, earlier in 2022, it unveiled its new brand to ensure that the iNSPIRETEK brand and suite of products best reflected the evolution of the company as well as its aspirations to be a leading health company focused on young athletes.