GiGse LaunchPad start-up finalists revealed

GiGse LaunchPad start-up finalists revealed

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Posted by Totally Gaming

In-play fantasy sports, prediction platform, mobile lottery, eSports and cross-channel marketing propositions to be showcased at 2016 GiGse Start-Up LaunchPad. Five start-ups have been selected to pitch during the annual competition that highlights innovation trends in the gambling and gaming sector. The start-ups will have a unique opportunity to pitch in front of industry investors and the GiGse high-level audience of casino executives in search for new ideas to transform the gaming experience of their customers and attract younger generations of consumers.

Selected start-ups include:

CrowdLotto, presented by Founder, Yang Wang is a mobile platform to provide lottery pool management services for 220 million lottery players, keen to increase their chances to win jackpot prizes.

Calice, presented by the CEO, Ben Boeser provides casino resorts with an opportunity to interact with their guests through innovative connected devices that display targeted, real time content.

Fanamana, creator of InGame Fantasy™, presented by Co-Founder, Dan Cook, brings InGame fan engagement direct to consumers by offering fantasy sports contests taking place while the games are happening.

GameStars, presented by the CEO, Olga Titova, is an automated competitive platform for amateur players of PvP games such as League of Legends and Dota2 to play, enjoy and win in major tournaments with impressive prize pools.

Boom Shakalaka, presented by Co-founder and CEO, Stephen A. Murphy, is a real-time sports technology platform where fans immerse themselves in live events by predicting what’s going to happen next.

GiGse LaunchPad is a proven platform for start-ups to seek exposure and potential buyers in the industry. 2013 finalist, Kenny Huang, CEO of BlueBat Games, later acquired by Novomatic’s Greentube, said about the LaunchPad: ‘The competition was a turning point for us and truly put us in the spotlight as an innovator and potential partner’.

Last year’s winner, NumberFire, was acquired by FanDuel a few months after their GiGse pitch, and the company CEO, Nik Bonaddio, will return to GiGse to share their experience of building a start-up and pitching. ‘I look forward to participating at GiGse again, which was an important milestone in NumberFire’s journey in 2015’.

GiGse Start-Up LaunchPad will take place on the first day of the event, April 27 in Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. For more information and to register, visit

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