Audience unable to identify one winner at inaugural iGB Live! Start-Up Launchpad

Audience unable to identify one winner at inaugural iGB Live! Start-Up Launchpad

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Posted by Joanna Mapes
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It is a testament to the quality of this year’s Start-Up Launchpad finalists that the audience were unable to separate the two eventual winners. Taking place for the first time at iGB Live!, the Start-Up Launchpad saw both and take away the top prize.

The event was first organised at EiG in 2009 and moved to iGB Live! as part of the consolidation of EiG, the iGaming Super Show and AAC. The Start-Up Launchpad featured five start-ups, selected in a submission process, to pitch their companies in front of investor judges and the audience full of iGaming executives.

Ewa Bakun added “We have done the LaunchPad for years now but it never disappoints. This year again it’s proven to be exciting due to the quality and diversity of the shortlisted start-ups, but also with the first ever tie between Moonify and Betflow. Congratulations to both winners!”

Following a tough grilling from the judges and an audience led vote, Moonify and Betflow sat equal on points on the scorecards. Instead of going to a tie breaker, the organisers made the decision that both companies deserved the top honour and were awarded the Start-Up Launchpad trophy.

Betflow, who create AI powered betting cards, said about their win, “The atmosphere is amazing here at iGB live. After two years of hard work we are very happy to be voted number one startup of the year! We have received accolades from users and now the recognition of leading industry experts gives us further momentum to continue our journey in creating and simplifying the informed betting space.

We would like to thank all who have made this win possible, special thanks to the organisers and the sponsors for organising such a superb competition, Melissa Blau for her mentorship as well as the judges and a fantastic audience for their comments, interest and votes.”

The Start-Up Launchpad will return at iGB Live! 2019. Visit the website, for more information ahead of the show.

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