KinoTek’s CEO Selected to Win Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award


Founder of the Portland-based Kono Tek, Justin Hafner.

KinoTek, Inc., a digital health company, has announced that CEO Justin Hafner, was named to the prestigious Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award. Justin is the first Maine-based business leader to be chosen for this coveted award.  Kino Tek is headquartered in unpretentious offices in Portland.

Established in 2017, the Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award has become one of the most competitive and prestigious awards in sports business.  Former Rising 25 winners have gone on to start companies, lead departments, and shape the industry as we know it.  Over 500 nominations were submitted this year.

Justin Hafner, co-founded KinoTek in 2018 while studying at the University of Maine.  Inspired by his studies in kinesiology and humor computer interaction, Hafner created Kino Tek with the mission to make movement analysis mainstream.  the company’s first product,, will provide clinicians and patients with human movement data that enhances patient engagement and improves quality of care. is poised to disrupt multiple industries including sports, fitness and healthcare.

To be nominated for this award is humbling.  It’s hard to describe how i feels to be named to The Rising 25 List.  This award is the result of the hard work of the entire team at Kino Tek – none of this is possible without each and every one of them.”  He went on to say, “Being the first leader based in Maine to win this award is a great honor.  I hope this can motivate other young leaders in the state to pursue their dreams and take a chance because you never know what is possible until you try.”

News of the award follows an exciting year for Kino Tek which closed $600K in pre-seeding funding, established a partnership with Microsoft, appointed its Board of Directors and was selected into the le AD Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Academy.

Kino Tek is a vertically integrated movement analysis software company that was founded in 2018.