2nd Start-up GiGse LaunchPad
The Start-up LaunchPad, organised for the last 5 years at EiG, and for the second time in 2013 at GiGse, featured up to 5 start-ups that competed for the winning vote of the experts’ and investors’ panel and of the audience, comprised of top level gaming executives. The start-ups were selected in a submission process which saw 27 applications for the EiG LaunchPad and 15 applications of the GiGse LaunchPad in 2012.
GiGse LaunchPad intended to spotlight innovation at the intersection of gambling, social, mobile and other trends that might influence the future of gaming.
Download the article on the Start-Up LaunchPad and the Innovation in Gaming:
‘Celebrating five years of the Start-Up Launchpad’ – see what kind of startups have been applying
and participating in the startup competition Clarion has been running at GiGse and EiG from the last five years.
Find out what some of the startups are up to now, which ones have survived and succeeded, which ones
failed and which ones had to change their business model
The inaugural GiGse LaunchPad in 2012 was won by Use It Better – click here to read the press release and to find out more about the winner, the runner-ups and the judging panel that included representatives of Facebook, VentureBeat, Raine Group and Viant Group.
The submission process for GiGse 2013, taking place in San Francisco, CA, on April 23-25, 2013 is now closed. The five finalist were as follows:-
Ever Adventure – boasting an impressive advisory board of industry veterans, this b2c offering that focuses on converting social games to cash gamers with unique gamification techniques.
Presented by Roland Arlt, CEO
BuddyBet – a unique monetization solution for sports websites and gaming platforms through the integration of cash-betting via social and peer-to-peer mechanics.
Presented by Jarrod Epps, CEO
XY Verify – a geo-location solution, just approved by the NGCB, that offers a seamless authentication process invisible to customers, while protecting customer personal data.
Presented by Elliot Klein, Founder
BlueBat Games – a b2b gaming engine with hooks into the rewards providers that increases player engagement and retention via gamification mechanics that make both social and real-money games truly social.
Presented by Kenny Huang, CEO & Co-Founder
Isis Lab – a b2b and b2c social gaming network providing a low barrier for game developers to enter the iGaming business and offer their games for real money.
Presented by Daniel Kajouie, Founder and CEO
GiGse 2013 start-ups were judged by the panel of investors, that included:
Josh Hannah, General Partner, Matrix Partners
Steven Schlenker, Managing Partner, DN Capital (US) Inc.
Ben Sternberg, Executive Director, The Raine Group
David Baazov, CEO, Amaya Gaming
The LaunchPad was moderated by Melissa Blau, Director, iGaming Capital
Gaming start-ups that missed the GiGse LaunchPad submission deadline are encouraged to apply for the next LaunchPad, taking place at the 12th European iGaming Congress & Expo in Barcelona, Spain (8-10 October 2013): www.eigexpo.com