GiGse Launchpad selected start-ups ready for completion day
31 March 2015
All the five finalists have been unveiled for the highly anticipated Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GIGSE) 2015 to be held in San Fransisco, at the Hyatt Regency , starting on April 20th, GiGse Totally Gaming Start-Up LaunchPad competition, in partnership with GamCrowd LTD. Leetcoin, Betzapp, Tapcentive, numberFire and L2W will take to the stage to pitch their concepts to GiGse attendees and an expert panel of judges who will test the candidates with a series of searching questions after their presentations.
Leetcoin is a Bitcoin-powered eSports betting platform while Betzapp is a bet aggregation service offering ‘pay and play’ in one click. Tapcentive provides a tap-and-touch service to influence players’ journeys while on the property, number Fire is a sports analytics platform that aims to bring the ‘Moneyball’ world to the everyday fan, and L2W is a new game format that combines bingo and lottery. “This really is a fantastic opportunity for start- ups to get noticed,” Chris North, the CEO of crowd funding platform GamCrowd, said. “The show is a highlight on the exhibition circuit, attracting hundreds of investors and top-level executives, so there is a very real chance of making ground breaking partnerships and potentially raising investment.”
The finalists will attempt the footsteps of previous LaunchPad participants such as Imperus, which acquired Diwip Technologies in a $100 million deal, and BlueBat Games, which was recently snapped up by Novomatic’s GreenTube. LaunchPad has certainly lived up to its name over the years,” North added. “LaunchPad has solidified itself into the schedule of GiGse to become a must-attend event. The floor is always full for the presentations and the industry takes eager interest and pay attention when the winners are announced.”
Rob Gallo, the CEO and Founder of Neo Poker Lab, which won the 2014 GiGse LaunchPad, said that last year’s “Incredible” experience had put the company’s name on the map.” He added: “The finalists need to be prepared. All finalist must make sure they have all the questions answered before the final presentation. They need to be confident” The panel of judges for the LaunchPad will be comprised of Craig Abrahams, the President and Chief Financial Officer of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Paul Martino, the Managing Partner of Bullpen Capital and Ian Hogg, the Chairman of GamCrowd.
The LaunchPad, which will be moderated by iGaming Capital Director Melissa Blau, will take place on April 22nd 2015, which is the final day of the three-day GiGse Totally Gaming event at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California.