Tracey.Daniel_31673 Mar 23

iGB Live inherits the popular Launchpad competition and invites start-ups to apply

The iGB live Launchpad complements Clarion’s offer to start-ups, with a similar competition also staged at GiGse in Miami.

Taking place at EiG since 2009 and now moving to the newly created iGB Live in Amsterdam on 17-19 July, the start-up Launchpad has seen many start-ups debut their innovative approaches in front of iGaming decision-makers and investors. Companies such as Colossus Bets, Element Wave, Fresh8 Gaming and last year winner eSports.com have pitched during the competition that spearheaded their careers in the iGaming sector.

Sponsored this year by the newly launched venture fund innovation21 backed by Grand Casino Baden in Switzerland, the Launchpad will once again feature five start-ups, shortlisted in a submission process open until 11 May, pitching their businesses to a group of investor judges and an audience of iGaming executives, who will also choose the winner. iGaming start-ups exploiting innovations in AI, blockchain, eSports, AR, VR, content and design or other trends have until 11 May to submit their applications.

Marcel Tobler of innovation21 and CFO of Grand Casino Baden, one of the judges already confirmed to quiz the start-ups on their products and projections, has said about their decision to back the iGB LaunchPad: ‘Just like the LaunchPad, we are looking for early stage start-ups with more than just a concept, so the competition is a natural fit for us to spread the word and promote our investment plans. We are excited about what we are going to see being presented in July in Amsterdam.’

iGB Live LaunchPad will be one of the two start-up competitions staged in the first half of the year by Clarion Gaming. While iGB Live, part of the industry’s largest iGaming event, focuses on the global iGaming market, GiGse LaunchPad in Miami will attract start-ups from the Americas and tap into the interests and trends in these regions.

More information on both Launchpad competitions is available on their respective websites: www.igblive.com and gigse.com.