PlayOSport™ was founded by three lifelong friends and sport enthusiasts Jimit Shah, Dishant Sanghvi and Jinay Shah.
According to their survey 75% of the people stop playing a sport once they pass out of college due to lack of company or places. This problem led the avid footballer, Jimit and his friends to build a social platform that could connect sports enthusiasts from different locations to meet and play. The team has already put in place numerous tie-ups with sports facilities across Mumbai to facilitate seamless service to its audience.
Team NewsBarons spoke with Jimit Shah, Co-founder and Finance Capital at PlayOSport™ about the novel app, its offerings and their plans to foray at the national level.
NB: Explain PlayOSport?
Jimit: PlayOSport™ is a mobile application based platform which aims at giving every user a chance to don that old sports jersey and meet people with like-minded sporting interests in and around their area of choice. Its Goal is to eventually become a one stop sporting solution for all your sporting needs. We want to make sure nobody has a reason to say they cannot play a particular sport due to lack of players or locations. The App aids you in not only meeting new sports players but also gives you access to locations you did not even know existed. One of the best feature of our company is the sports event management. We undertake events for corporate, kids, general tournaments and many more.
NB: Your services are limited to Mumbai. What are you expansion plans pan India?
Jimit: We’ve been operating in Mumbai and trying to capture the Market. We’ve worked in Pune as well and plan to expand to all of the metropolitan cities in this year. We plan to make PlayOSport the only sports based platorm which will be catered to a wide audience. We plan to tie up with various institutions and committees to work efficiently and also plan to expand our Sports event management service to a much broader scope
NB: Is your app free to use or paid? What is you revenue generation model?
Jimit: Our app is totally free. Main revenue generation model works on the data monetization. We plan to lean into organizing sporting events for corporates, schools and for the general public as well, which will help us generate revenue
NB: Are you available across all platforms – Android/iOS/Windows?
Jimit: Our App is available on on Android and iOS
NB: What is your Total downloads till date?
Jimit: We’ve Got over a thousand downloads so far combining android and Apple
NB: Are you looking at raising funds? If yes, please specify amount?
Jimit: Yes, but we are as of now self funded. Everything up to this moment has been made with our saved/earned money. We wanted to set a proof of concept and a successful working platform before approaching the investors.
NB: Do you have tie ups with any clubs/venues in Mumbai where in people could sign for indoor sports?
Jimit: Yes, We do have a number of tie ups with various indoor sports facilities in Mumbai which helps our users get discounts and attractive offers. We organize various indoor sports events at their facility as well.
NB: Have you also tied with coaches for providing training assistance through your app?
Jimit: The Work on coaches is going on and we are getting a very good response from them. The next immediate update on the app will feature our tie ups with coaches of different sports, which will help the users find and contact the coaches they like directly through the app