Blink Identity Wins City Startup Challenge in Manchester, England

Texas-based face recognition company to launch pilot with City Football Group.

Austin, TX, July 17, 2019 --( Blink Identity, creator of facial recognition at walking speed technology, has won the City Startup Challenge in Manchester, England, a five-day startup competition hosted by global football powerhouse City Football Group. The Blink Identity team won a pilot project opportunity by demonstrating its proprietary facial recognition solution that enhances the fan experience and engagement.

Competing against other startups to revolutionize the football industry in various ways, Blink Identity was selected to start work in the next few weeks with the City Football Group, facilitating their VIP and academy access solutions to improve both the overall experience and guest Security.

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen to work with the City Football Group, integrating our facial recognition at walking speed solution into their elite programming,” said Mary Haskett, CEO and co-founder of Blink Identity. “Our state-of-the-art biometric technology has high throughput rates and accuracy, which, combined with our ‘privacy first’ policy, will improve dwell times, overall and specific security issues, and also back and front of the house operations for this prestigious Organization.”

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About Blink Identity: Blink Identity’s revolutionary identity in motion technology identifies people as they walk past a sensor at full walking speed, enabling frictionless identification for personalized customer experiences and increased safety at live events. Our founding team brings decades of experience building and deploying large scale government biometric systems, now available to the live event, sports, and music industries.

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