Gambling event and expos organizer Clarion Events has signed a two-year content and event partnership, which has a renewal option, with GamCrowd.
Under the deal, gambling crowd-funding site GamCrowd will reprise Pitch ICE at ICE 2016 and will host Start-Up LaunchPad competition at GiGse and EiG 2015.
GiGse 2015, which takes place at Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, from April 20-22, will be the first edition covered by the new partnership.
In Start-Up LaunchPad competition, similar to Pitch ICE, will see companies pitch their business propositions in front of investors and a room full of top-level executives and will be judge by a panel led by Chairman Ian Hogg.
The entry process for GiGse 2015 saw a total of 16 applications received, which are now being reviewed by GamCrowd and Clarion. The shortlisted five finalists will be announced March 31 2015.
The winners at GiGse and EiG will gain access to the GamCrowd Incubator program.
“Since first working together at EiG 2014, GamCrowd and Clarion have enjoyed a successful partnership. Signing this deal cements that relationship and puts start-ups and innovation at the top of the agenda at the betting and gaming industry’s biggest events,” said GamCrowd CEO Chris North.
“Entrepreneurship is the heart beat of the gaming industry and I get great pleasure seeing the fledgling businesses we have helped support, grow and flourish alongside ICE, EiG, GiGse and our other gaming brands. This partnership reflects our commitment to and support for those start-ups whose currency is innovation.” Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director responsible for Clarion’s market-leading gaming events, said Kate Chambers, Portfolio Director responsible for Clarion’s market-leading gaming events.
For more information about GiGse 2015, please visit http://www.gigse.com/.
For registration contact Adam Roebuck:
Phone: +44 (0)20 7384 8118/