Nicolas Castaneda Cordoba is the co-founder and CEO of Zero Sports. Zero allows coaches to maximize their players potential, supporting them on and off the field with the use of our health and performance features. Let’s learn more about Zero Sports and Nicolas’s entrepreneurship journey in startGBC’s August 2022 spotlight!
About Nicolas Cordoba
My passion for sports began from a young age, I competed in soccer and got the chance to play in Italy to continue my dream to play professional soccer. While attending the University of Torino, I discovered my second passion, technology, which led me to create Zero Sports, a project to help teams and athletes everywhere. Currently, I am at George Brown for Computer Programming & Analysis, I plan to continue to build solutions to help people in various industries.
What made you want to become an entrepreneur?
Two reasons mainly. The first was the freedom and the ability to help others with my ideas. Even though entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, I have never felt more motivated or liberated because I have the chance to see my ideas come to life. Second is the ability to see someone’s performance change in real-time with my product. It is such a good feeling and my aim is to help as many people as I can. With Zero that is possible as it caters to everyone from amateurs to professionals – Zero offers teams and players the chance to reach their full potential by using the features offered in our application.
Why did you create your business?
I created Zero Sports so athletes would not have to go through the same struggles I did. I always wanted to be the best athlete possible and felt no solutions were helping me and my team improve. These struggles led to me begin questioning, researching, and building Zero Sports.
Zero allows coaches to maximize their players potential, supporting them on and off the field with the use of our health and performance features. For the past 10 years, we have navigated through football organizations across Europe, North and South America, experiencing the sport’s reality first hand. Our unique experience in the world of sports and technology, gives us the opportunity to help athletes and advance the success of teams all over the world through the power of technology.
What successes have you enjoyed so far with building your company?
We have already been able to sign with a professional soccer team and have the solution used by over 100 members. It was a surreal moment seeing a team use our solution in their daily lives.
What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
“Believe in yourself, it may seem cheesy but your belief and actions are what is going to drive your company. There may be a lot of difficult moments but if you believe and persevere, you will come out ahead.” – Nicolas Cordoba