Take a Pitch at ICE start-up award

Take a Pitch at ICE start-up award

Friday, November 20, 2015
GamCrowd CEO Chris North wants to see even more great ideas at the 2016 event

GamCrowd and Clarion Events are again looking for start-ups in the online gambling sector to enter the Pitch ICE competition taking place during ICE TotallyGaming 2016.

Entrepreneurs are also invited to take a place in a day of curated presentations and discussions designed to give start-ups the very best advice about launching a business in the sector. Participants will also receive trade press exposure in the lead up to the event and in the post-Pitch ICE coverage as well as networking opportunities during the three days.

Start-ups interested in being a part of the show – which runs between Tuesday, February 2 and Thursday, February 4 - have until December 31 to apply.

Pitch ICE is now in its second successful year. It gives start-ups the platform to present their ideas and innovations to attendees from the global gambling industry direct from the stage.

Over the first two days of Pitch ICE, between 15-20 start-ups will get two 15-minute slots to present their business. On the Thursday, the GamCrowd Studio workshop takes over with a series of talks and start-up advice from industry experts.

Chris North, founder and chief executive at GamCrowd, said: “The Pitch ICE show has evolved this year to and is more content-rich than ever. We are hoping not only to showcase the best new ideas but also to provide information and advice from a range of advisors with knowledge of how to get a business up-and-running in this sector.”

Pitch ICE is also the stepping stone to the LaunchPad events also run in conjunction with Clarion Events at its EiG and Gigse shows.

North added: “We’re hoping we can find the right start-ups and also push them further along the path to success with these follow-on shows.”

Ewa Bakun, head of content at Clarion Events, added: “We are really excited about the opportunity Pitch ICE now gives to the start-up community in the gambling sector.

“By linking Pitch ICE with the LaunchPad events that take place at EiG and Gigse, it gives the start-up culture in gambling a defined structure. It achieves our aim of placing our shows at the heart of the sector.”

The ultimate winner of Pitch ICE will be handed a trophy on the Thursday afternoon by GamCrowd founders North and Ian Hogg.

Further awards will be given including best idea, best presentation and best use of social media campaign to promote there pitch and most developed start-up.

* Entrepreneurs and start-ups who thing they have the right stuff should apply in the first instance by emailing info@gamcrowd.com requesting a submission form and Pitch ICE pack with more information about this opportunity.


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