Excellence in iGaming Competition News

Published September 30, 2014

Excellence in iGaming Competition News

The Excellence in iGaming conference to be held in Berlin from October 21-23, has 10 finalists for the Start-Up Launchpad competition.

The Excellence in iGaming (EiG) Conference will take place on October 21-23, 2014, in Berlin. Among the many events being held is the final of the Start-Up Launchpad competition which sees five presentations to a panel of judges, and a winner being selected to showcase their company with a stand at the Start-Up Village in the EiG show.

Start-Up Launchpad Finalists

There were some 30 entries to this, the seventh edition of the contest, with ten finalists all looking to pitch in what has been described as a 'Dragon's Den' type situation. This year, the shortlisted companies were Asylum Labs, Betify, Capito Systems, DiscountIF, FLIP Sports, Fresh8 Gaming, Jannino, Kydeamos, LEVBET and Riftsino VR.

On September 26th, five were chosen to make their pitches, with Asylum Labs, Betify, Fresh8 Gaming, DiscountIF and Riftsoft VR coming out on top.

EiG Judging Panel

Each will pitch their business plans to five judges - Mark Blandford, of Burleywood Capital, Evan Hoff of Velo Partners, Ian Hogg, Chairman of GamCrowd, Anthony McAuslan of RoyalWins and Hilary Stewart-Jones of DLA Piper. As well as their pitches, the finalists will face a Question and Answer session with a number of executives from the iGaming industry, with an eventual winner being selected by an audience vote using the EiG mobile networking app.

The Start-Up Zone is co-hosted by GamCrowd, a crowd-funding platform. Chris North, CEO of GamCrowd, and Nick Hares, Managing Producer at Clarion Events and organizer of EiG, issued a joint statement expressing their delight with the entrants in this year's competition.  

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