Esports Insider is pleased to announce Esports Global as the presenting partner of The Clutch Digital, the esports-focused pitch investment competition that will take place at the ESI Digital Summit (26-27th May, #ESIDIGITAL).
Taking place on day one on May 26th, The Clutch Digital will welcome a panel of esteemed investors to judge four esports related startups.
The Clutch Digital provides an opportunity for startups to pitch to active investors in the esports industry, as well as to the live audience online. Last year, the inaugural edition of The Clutch drew applications from over 30 hopeful contestants, only nine were chosen to pitch live, and G-Science emerged victorious.
The deadline to apply to the competition is Friday, 15th May, so those who are interested in taking part are encouraged to apply before it’s too late.
The panel of judges we’ve assembled for the upcoming event are as follows:
- Dave Martin, Director of Esports Global
- Malte Barth, Founding Partner of BITKRAFT
- Fabio La Franca, Investment Director for Station12 Ventures
- David Gowans, Head of Creative Technologies, Games & Esports for Barclays
- Patrick Mahoney, CEO of We Are Nations
If you’re looking to take your startup to the next level, The Clutch Digital provides you with a platform to easily get your ideas in front of experienced investors. The four accepted applicants will receive two tickets to the ESI Digital Summit, leading to a four-minute pitch and six-minute Q&A session with the judges.
Dave Martin, Director of Esports Global, commented: “We’re excited to be sponsoring The Clutch for the second year running. When I sat on the judging panel last year it was inspiring to see the passion, dedication and quality of the pitches. We can’t wait to see even more this year!”
Sam Cooke, Co-founder and Managing Director of Esports Insider, added: “We feel very fortunate to, once again, have the support of Esports Global – especially when we’re adapting to the times and moving things online. We believe The Clutch Digital provides an opportunity that’s not found elsewhere in esports and it could well unearth the next industry giant. Good luck with your applications!”
Apply for The Clutch Digital now before May 15th!
Don’t forget to check out the ESI Digital Summit, which will undoubtedly be the largest online esports business conference to date.