Emerging Tech Pitch Returns to the Stage in 2020!
Nurturing the entrepreneur has always been an integral part of SiGMA Group’s events, particularly now that we will be integrating both iGaming and Tech into one show
AIBC is now accepting applications from Emerging Tech startups that are looking for the best way to kick off proceedings. This year the AIBC Summit is taking place on the same dates as the 7th edition of the World’s iGaming Festival, with over 10,000 delegates expected to attend. Startups will not only get a huge brand exposure but also get access to investors and mentors eager to meet interesting projects.
The Emerging Tech Pitch competition allows startups and business to put their presentation skills to the test. Over the years many have taken up the challenge, be it in the realm of emerging tech and AI, or in the iGaming industry.
As part of Emerging Tech startup village initiative, 100 startups will be handpicked and offered a FREE stand to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the event and only be separated depending on whether they fall under one category or the other. This initiative is for new companies and entrepreneurs to gain attention and investment; it is not for established companies to launch new products or even divisions.
Startups who are at the prototype stage or who have launched in the last few months are likely to be selected as opposed to the projects who have gained significant media/investment attention and are not at the initial concept phase!
Six judges with an enormous amount of experience in the emerging tech industry (AI, Blockchain, Big Data, Machine learning, etc) will be shortlisting the top ten out of 100 startups and allow them to take part in Emerging Pitch. One well-deserved winning startup project will receive a prize pool comprising free office space, PR services, Digital Marketing Services, and much-needed training solutions to give them the greatest chances of success.
The categories on show include – Agri-food, Entertainment & Marketing, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Customer Services, Gaming, Retail & Property, Transport & Logistics, Energy and many others!
“Being a startup romantic myself, this competition is something I hold dear to my heart,” Eman Pulis, Founder of SiGMA Group said.
“There is no catch – it’s meritocracy at its finest; survival of the fittest – and the person who comes out on top will enjoy the opportunity of having a golden ticket into a blooming ecosystem.”
The 100 shortlisted participants of the Emerging Tech Pitch will all gain incredible opportunities, including:
- 1x1m booth at AIBC show
- Introduction to investors
- PR services
- Digital marketing services
Pitch Winners’ Interview Throwbacks:
Pasquale Saviano, the winner of the 2019 AI Pitch Battle and CEO of Photocert, had commented:
“I like that fact that you call it a Pitch battle, but the battle is not only among start-ups but also, in a sense, with the crowd. Nowadays, everybody is online all the time and if you want to get your message across it has to be more interesting than the next WhatsApp notification. In my case, it probably was a mix of product novelty, current relevance (deep fakes) and fun facts.”
David Sachs, the winner of the 2018 SiGMA Pitch and CEO of Tomobox, similarly noted:
“As a multiple-time entrepreneur I was all against start-up pitches… until I won one! Joking aside, the number one challenge for start-ups is: how do you get above the noise? You may have a great solution, but so do a thousand other start-ups. One of the great things SiGMA has done for the industry is picking up ten really great companies out of a couple of hundred competitors and allowing them to convey their message, to get above the crowds and reach the customer. That’s our daily struggle – how do I get in front of the customer, potential partners, and investors?”