As startup romantics, we value the energy, the passion and the thirst for success that few, young entrepreneurs out there possess. We believe that Malta sets the ideal ecosystem for such startups to flourish and, with this in mind, SiGMA is teaming up with a number of stakeholders and will be touring the world, in search for bright ideas related to iGaming, fin-tech, payments and affiliation.
We’re bringing to Maltese shores fifty bright sparks to battle it out in a friendly competitive environment, where cooperation will ultimately prevail over cut-throat competition, where investors will mentor and support start-ups.
In more detail, we’re giving €20,000 worth to each of the top fifty start-ups that will apply for this year’s SiGMA Startup Pitch:
OFFICE SPACE: Gaming Hub, situated on Msida Skatepark, will provide all fifty startups free office space to facilitate plans for relocation to Malta or to simply work from Malta any time throughout 2018. The office comes equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, in the heart of the iGaming industry: St. Julian’s, Sliema, Ta’ Xbiex & Msida.
CONSULTANCY: we’re bringing together the wealthiest, most experienced investors at SiGMA to mentor these start-ups. These include Julie Meyer (Ariadne Capital), Marc Blandfod (Burlywood Capital), Julie Meyer Carla Maree Vella (Optimizer Invest), Morten Klein (Cherry, ComeOn, Yggdrasil), Ory Weihs (XLMedia), David Sargeant (iGaming Ideas), Roger Walker (Partis Solutions), Rickard Vikström (Polarbear Group) and others. Investors will have the opportunity to invest in any start-up seeking seed money.
FREE BOOTH AND VIP TICKETS: we’re giving a free booth at SiGMA to all fifty startups. In addition, we’re also inviting start-ups to several networking events, dinners, and VIP treats throughout SiGMA17.
FREE PUBLICITY: all startups will be promoted online and offline, predominantly within the gaming community worldwide.
Ultimately, we wish that gaming startups realize the true potential that comes with basing their business in Malta: as a startup you want to be in the eye of the storm, where a lot of magic happens, where you’re surrounded with like-minded people in a business yet friendly environment.
Are you a start-up? Fill in an application and save the dates: the SiGMA Startup Pitch is taking place on the 24th November.
Watch the video from last year’s Startup Pitch: