EiG Berlin 2015 Will Showcase Start-UpsPublished October 19, 2015 by Lee R
Mergers in iGaming are accelerating the search for creative new ideas.
EiG is coming up this week, and new events and updates indicate that this year is going to be more intriguing and valuable than ever, moreso than industry professionals may have realized.
An important highlight of the 8th annual EiG in Berlin Excellence in iGaming from October 20-22, is the LaunchPad competition, where competitor presentations are shaping up to reveal an unforeseen array of trends in the state-of-the-art for iGaming for the coming year.
A short list of categories for which competing start-ups will trot out their best models and technologies include the areas of eSports, VR, anti-fraud, sports trading technology and casual gaming on October 22 at Arena Berlin.
The LaunchPad actually takes place twice a year at Clarion’s flagship events, EiG in Berlin and GiGse in San Francisco. Past winners and participants who got their start at LaunchPad include NumberFire, recently acquired by fantasy heavyweight FanDuel, Imperus Technologies the new owner of Diwip and Akamon, established mobile solutions provider Element Wave, and BlueBat Games, recently acquired by Novomatic.
The competition's judges will feature well-known iGaming investors.
The competitors at this year's EiG include online fraud detector DupZapper; sports trading financial specialist Stratagem Technologies; fantasy league game and analytics solution provider eSportsPools.com (ESP); casual and real-money game integration specialist Skillzzgaming; and multi-player virtual casino platform Casino VR, who will display their multi-player poker technology.
The Launchpad itself represents the state-of-the art in incubation programs in iGaming, which combine the best technologies with the most updated solutions to rapidly advance the the capabilities and reach of the iGaming market and operators.
Bigger companies and more competition distinguish the iGaming landscape, while technological investment and healthy competition renders iGaming sites among the most innovative, engaging and graphically advanced websites out there.
To this end, Matchbook’s mLabs incubator will be on hand at EiG to provide one-on-one mentorship from industry veterans to start-ups. UK Sports betting giant William Hill also opened an incubator recently, and the flurry of mergers in recent months in iGaming indicate that there is an accelerated search for creativity which is facilitated through incubator programs that find and develop promising new start-up techniques.
Incubators are just the tip of the iceberg of innovation and networking opportunities that will be available at EiG to all iGaming professionals.