ogether with its North American counterpart at GiGse, the competition is also known for highlighting the upcoming industry trends exploited by the agile newcomers, poised to disrupt the iGaming sector with their innovative approaches.
Start-ups such as Colossus Bets, FSB Tech, Fresh8 Gaming, Imperus (now Tangelo Games), BlueBat (acquired by GreenTube), NumberFire (acquired by FanDuel), Casino VR and Lucky VR have benefited from the exposure and the opportunity to meet investors and potential commercial partners.
Last year’s EiG start-up winner, 1SpinMillionaire, re-confirmed its success by then winning the GamCrowd Pitch ICE competition, being invited to other industry events, and signing up a number of commercial contracts. Martin Cagalinec, Co-founder and CEO of the company, summed up his decision to pitch at the EiG Launchpad, “One of the best decisions I have taken. We were taken aback by the interest that followed our pitch. It was a great learning experience as well and a gateway to the first league of iGaming.”
Organized in partnership with GamCrowd, up to five start-ups get selected in a submission process that draws applications from around the world. The finalists, mentored by the long-time Launchpad partner and the competition host, Melissa Blau, get to pitch their propositions live at the event in Berlin in front of the judging panel of investors and a room full of iGaming executives. The winner is selected by the audience vote. The start-ups also receive a small complimentary exhibition space where they can exhibit their products throughout the three days of the show.
EiG takes place in Berlin on 30 October – 1 November 2017.