Competition for start-ups looking to solve the Millennial Casino Conundrum

Competition for start-ups looking to solve the Millennial Casino Conundrum

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Posted by Jon Squire
Start-ups are invited to apply for the GiGse LaunchPad

Calling all start-ups with an answer to the Millennials Conundrum. With its successful track record including NumberFire and Imperus Gaming, GiGse LaunchPad continues to highlight innovation in the industry. Five start-ups will be given an opportunity to showcase their business ideas on stage at GiGse, taking place in San Francisco, CA on April 27-29. 

Selected in a submission process that finishes on March 14, these start-ups will be mentored to fine-tune their pitches and then present in front of the investors’ panel and the GiGse audience, composed of industry professionals representing both operators and suppliers on the lookout for potential partners or acquisition targets. 

GiGse LaunchPad is one of the many initiatives that Clarion, GiGse organizer, offers to start-ups at its events. Together with the Pitch ICE initiative at ICE Totally Gaming, and a similar LaunchPad competition taking place at EiG since 2009, the competition forms part of the overall support package that Clarion Events offer to start-ups, in partnership with GamCrowd. 

Following the successful careers of GiGse LaunchPad finalists and winners, including NumberFire (acquired by FanDuel a few months after their GiGse 2015 win), BlueBat Games (acquired by Greentube) and Imperus Gaming (that bought Diwip and Akamon), start-ups from the Americas and beyond continue to view the LaunchPad as an aspirational platform to gain exposure in front of both the industry and the investors, such as Caesars Entertainment, ComCast Ventures, Insignia Venture Partners, Bullpen Capital and Matrix Partners. 

‘As the US casino industry explores ways to engage with the Millennials through digital transformation, iGaming, progressing channel convergence and new products such as fantasy sports, eSports or VR, there is a huge demand for innovation that start-ups can bring, commented Ewa Bakun, the LaunchPad organizer, and the LaunchPad is a perfect opportunity for them to showcase their innovative approaches in front of the organizations with capital. Not only will get an opportunity to pitch their businesses, but the selected finalists will also receive a complimentary booth at the show to demo their products’.

GiGse LaunchPad will take place on April 27 at Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA.

Start-ups interested in participating are invited to submit their companies via the GiGse website www.gigse.com before the deadline of March 14, 2016

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