The first ever Gaming Innovation Start-Up Launchpad has been announced to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iGaming Asia Congress (iGA). Boasted as the longest running dedicated C-level iGaming event in Asia, iGA will host the Launchpad as a platform for start-ups to present their products/services to leading igaming and technology investors, igaming experts, and over 150 C-level executives.
“…(iGA) would like to bring in more up-and-coming igaming innovators to the event in an attempt to drive innovation and bring new opportunities to the gaming industry in the region,” said Giulia Timarco, Conference Producer at Beacon Events.
The format of the Launchpad includes three finalists being offered 8 minutes to showcase their products/services in front of a panel of expert judges – all of whom are experts or investors from the gaming industry. Judges include Melissa Blau, Partner of iGaming Capital, Andre Rodrigues, the CEO of GoldBlue AB, Markus Nasholm, CFO of Catena Media, Donna NguyenPhuoc, Partner of SPARQ Capital, and Tobias Svensen, the CEO of CasinoGrounds. The winner will be offered a table top exhibitor booth at at upcoming gaming conference hosted be Beacon Events – either at the iGaming Asia Congress, Gaming, Racing & Wagering Australia (GRWA), Asia Gaming Summit (AGS), or the inaugural Investment Opportunities in Asian Gaming (IOiAG).
The iGaming (online) industry is estimated to be worth over USD15 billion, with innovation in technology critically important to the sustainability of the industry. It is also one of the fastest changing, challenging and fun industries to watch and has been gaining popularity over the past few years. The hottest topics not only include big data, AI, blockchain technology, ICO (initial coin offering), and cyber security, but also new games and online marketing tools to engage and retain players.
The LaunchPad finalists will be announced on February 16 2018. For further details please refer to the official website: https://igamingasiacongress.com/programme/launchpad