Start-Up Launchpad

Start-Up Launchpad

We have the winner!

The iGB Live! Start-Up LaunchPad saw five startups pitching in front of the iGB Live! audiences and a group of investor judges.

  • iConvert
iConvert, AI-driven, customer centric platform to increase conversion rates and recover abandoned players, emerged as a clear winner – congratulations to iConvert Founder and CEO, Dan Morrison and the team.

The other four start-ups shortlisted to pitch were:


  • Fifty50
Fifty50 – Fun with words and gambling in one game. Presented by  Ben Sestig, Owner


  • Betmarkets

– eToro for sports betting, allows for sports betting investors through an automatic replication of professional bettors.  Presented by André Flórido, Cofounder and COO, Betmarkets


  • PlaynBrag

- A social app that blends betting and fantasy sports for friends to bet against each other on live sport for fun or cash in under a minute. Presented by Oisin Walsh, Founder/CEO


  • Beticle

– Sports trading platform supported by AI and blockchain that allows for full money winnings in short periods. Presented by  Garik Petrosyan, CEO


Evaluating and quizzing the start-ups were:

Andrew Reader, Director, Velo Partnerss

Daniel Graetzer, CEO, Carousel Group

Marcel Tobler, CFO, Grand Casino Baden

David Eynon, Commercial Director, River iGaming

Yuri Runoff, President and CEO, Runoff Capital Management


Under the moderation of our long-time start-up mentor Melissa Blau, Director, iGaming Capital


Start-up LaunchPad has been taking place at Clarion events since 2009 and now has three annual instalments at ICE London (as Pitch ICE), iGB Live! and ICE North America (previously GiGse).

For more information and future start-up competitions, please contact Ewa Bakun, Director of Industry Insight and Engagement, at


Next start-up competition is Pitch ICE at ICE London.


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