GamCrowd, a crowdfunding / crowdsourcing platform targeting the gaming industry and partner Clarion have announced they will once again work together on the Pitch ICE event that takes place this coming February. The duo are inviting gaming / gambling startups to enter the competition during ICE Totally Gaming 2016. Start-ups interested in being a part of the show have until 31 December to apply. During the first 2 days of the conference, organizers expect between 15-20 start-ups will get two 15-minutes slots to present their business concept.
“The Pitch ICE show has evolved this year to and is more content-rich than ever,” commented Chris North, founder and CEO at GamCrowd. “We are hoping not only to showcase the best new ideas but also to provide information and advice from a range of advisors with knowledge of how to get a business up-and-running in this sector.”
“Pitch ICE is also the stepping stone to the LaunchPad events also run in conjunction with Clarion Events at its EiG and Gigse shows. Said North: “We’re hoping we can find the right start-ups and also push them further along the path to success with these follow-on shows.”
Clarion representative, Ewa Bakun said Pitch ICE gives the startup community in the gaming sector new opportunity.
“By linking Pitch ICE with the LaunchPad events that take place at EiG and Gigse, it gives the start-up culture in gambling a defined structure. It achieves our aim of placing our shows at the heart of the sector,” stated Bakun.
Last year’s competition winners Gamevy, Paul Dolman Darrall and Helen Walton will be talking about how to overcome familiar start-up pain points such as how to handle questions of banking, regulation, payment processing and routes to market.
“The first Pitch ICE and other events we have been involved in alongside Clarion have demonstrated a real desire for more information and help from start-ups and entrepreneurs. We hope that the expanded Pitch ICE element to Totally Gaming will help even more companies at the most important stage in their businesses development.,” state North.