HiG Sports is a Mumbai-based B2B Consulting Agency, established to foster innovations in the Sports, Fitness, Media, and Leisure Industries.

The premise of HiG Sports is to act as a Conduit, a Gateway, an Ecosystem-Enabler to facilitate cross-pollination of innovations and next practices between India and the Rest of the World.

HiG supports, advises, and facilitates go-to-market access for early-stage start-ups, growth stage and mature stage companies that have developed innovative products, concepts, and tech solutions in the sphere of Sports Media & Fan Engagement, Sports Infrastructure, Human Performance (Fitness & Wellness), Gaming & Esports, and Leisure & Recreation.

HiG offers end-to-end or customised, need-basis solutions for an international entity to build and establish business and relationships in India. By the same token, HiG services the needs of Indian Companies interested in Global Market Access and Exports.

At the other end of the spectrum, HiG augments, simplifies, offloads the search process/discovery of innovations/tech solutions/next practices for Sporting entities to solve their problems and/or streamline efforts in marketing, operations and related business management functions.

Abhishek Padwal


Founder & CEO


Entrepreneur specializing in cross-border trade for the Sports, Fitness, Media, and Leisure industries

Mentor, India Accelerator | Advisory Board Member - Rally Innovation Indianapolis

Learnt the ropes from previous gigs with Global Victoria, TouchPoint Consulting (As a Founder), Nexus MG, Tiger Sports Marketing, Tata Consultancy Services, FWL Technologies

B.E. Computer Engineering from VIT, Pune University and MBA (International Sport & Recreation Management) from the University of Queensland, Australia

When not trekking or serving a backhand sidespin, he enjoys navigating the Indian and Global sporting landscape for his clients to reach new heights.

Our Subject Matter Experts

  • Roli Saxena

    Bangalore, India

    Sports Performance Apparel, Textile Design

    Rahul Sapre

    Mumbai, India

    Fitness, Mobility & Physical Rehab

    Kim Littlejohn

    Melbourne, Australia

    High Performance, Coaching, Talent ID and Athlete Development

    Harshvardhan Joshi

    Mumbai, India

    Adventure and Endurance Sports

    Gaurrav Sharma

    Delhi NCR, India

    Sport Broadcasting Solutions

    Juliane Robra

    Laussane, Switzerland

    Sports Participation, Sport Management and Administration

    Arun K. S.

    Bangalore, India

    Athlete Performance Technologies

    Benefits of working with HiG

  • Only dedicated company offering such services in a dynamic, challenging and evolving Indian Sports Market.

    High level of aptitude in understanding of the Indian and Global Sports Market Mechanism.

    Relatively smoother, flexible, low-risk market entry and exit options.

    HiG can offer immediate access and introduction to wide network of stakeholders including but not limited to the Government, Industry Associations, Sport Federations, Broadcasters, Media Agencies, League/Franchise Owners, Universities, Retailers, Manufacturers, Distributors, Investors and Public and Private Sport Facilities.