First Pitch takes place as part of the SBC Summit Barcelona 2022

Six startups operating in the sports betting and online casino gaming industry will deliver a pitch at the inaugural SBC First Pitch Barcelona powered by Yolo Investments

The most interesting startups in the industry will compete for a chance to win an exclusive prize package valued at over €50,000. 

SBC CEO & Founder Rasmus Sojmark said: “SBC is happy to provide the platform for the industry startups to showcase their business and pitch their product in front of an expert judging panel. We have created an awesome prize package in collaboration with Yolo Investments to help the winner set themselves apart from the competition. This industry can be unforgiving, so the First Pitch is a great opportunity for the participants to get on their feet.” 

The competition will be hosted by Anton Kaszubowski, Managing Director of SBC Advisory Partners. The jury will include significant expertise in venture capital and investments experts: Pontus Sjögren (Commercial Director and Partner, Yolo Investments), Jake Stagno Navarra (COO, Red Rhino), Sandford Loudon (Partner, Oakvale Capital), Tom Waterhouse (Chief Investment Officer, Waterhouse VC), and Alex Chalmers (Managing Partner, Stadia Ventures). 

“Yolo Investments is proud to power the inaugural SBC First Pitch in Barcelona. Yolo Investments is already helping to guide some of the fastest-growing businesses in the sector, and nothing excites us more than helping the next generation of game-changing innovators. 

We’ve always followed Wayne Gretzky’s advice: ‘skate to where the puck is going, not where it’s been.’ Working closely with new igaming startups is the perfect way to do just that.” Sjögren said.

Jake Stagno Navarra added: “Startups and innovation go hand in hand, and I am thrilled to be part of the judging panel that will boost the morale of the winning startup and give them the chance to grow and further develop their product.”

It is worth noting that the acceptance of applications for First Pitch has already stopped. A grand prize valued at more than €50,000 includes: 

● a trip to Tallinn for two days of workshops with Yolo Investments valued at €25,000, with flights, hotel and other expenses paid; 

● an SBC Media promotional package valued at €11,500, including six months of advertising on SBC News or CasinoBeats, newsletter advertising, and two featured editorials promoting their business;

● a 3x3m booth at the 2023 SBC Summit Barcelona valued at €15,000, including a turnkey stand, a sponsorship mention, and four complimentary tickets. 

The runner-up startup will not leave empty-handed, as SBC has put together a promotional package valued at €11,500 to help their business excel in the industry. 
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