عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of the paper was to identify barriers to sports startups growth and provide solutions. The research was applied in terms of purpose and qualitative in terms of method, for which the Delphi technique was used. In order to collect data, library studies, interviews and finally the Delphi questionnaire were used. The statistical population of all professors of sports management, sports managers, sports entrepreneurs and specialists in science and Technology Park in Hamadan province was 45 people. The sampling method was purposive and 30 people participated in the study. Three rounds of Delphi were used. The results showed that among the obstacles to the growth of sports startups were; Managerial, socio-cultural barriers, lack of awareness and knowledge, legal barriers, human barriers and environmental barriers that were expressed in proportion to the strategies for the growth of start-ups. It seems that the strategies for the growth of sports start-ups, taking into account the entrepreneurial ecosystem and considering all the stakeholders involved in the sports community, provide favorable conditions such as intellectual property protection, low level of corruption, financial support, supporting research and development as well as improving access to finance can be beneficial to the continued growth of this type of business.