Crowd-sourcing firm GamCrowd has announced the launch of a new gaming ideas hub that will be aimed at providing industry insights to entrepreneurs and start-ups.
[dropcap]G[/dropcap]amCrowd.com, the first crowdfunding and crowd-sourcing platform for the gaming industry, has launched a free-to-access tech-focussed online service described as the “home of innovation and ideas for the gaming industry”.
The hub will provide a single location where start-ups, growth companies, early-stage investors and entrepreneurs can access ideas and follow the progress of firms in the gambling industry as they grow from start-up through to a successful exit.
An industry-first, GamCrowd will fill a gap in sharing ideas and information by bringing together a community of companies and thought leaders. It will generate news, features and discussion about tech innovation and development within – and pertinent to – the gambling industry.
Since launching GamCrowd in 2014, chief executive Chris North has advised hundreds of companies and individuals looking to get their ideas off the ground in the gambling space. The news service is part of a new initiative to address common problems that growing companies and start-ups face.
We see people looking to bring some fantastic ideas to the betting and gaming sector, but there is often a disconnect between tech knowledge and industry knowledge.
“We see people looking to bring some fantastic ideas to the betting and gaming sector, but there is often a disconnect between tech knowledge and industry knowledge. We feel there is a real need for an information source that is designed specifically to bring this together and promote these great ideas,” said North.
“GamCrowd is about leveraging the insight and information that the industry, and especially our partner companies, are willing to share in order to help start-ups get their foot on the ladder and existing businesses continue their growth.”
GamCrowd already has a membership of more than 3,500 individuals that utilise the free service, which includes advice from partner companies, including Clarion, Grand Parade, iGaming Ideas, Inchinn, Joelson, Shop Works, Square in the Air and Unibet.
“We absolutely share GamCrowd’s vision to support innovation and growth by creating this sort of community,” said Will Mace, Unibet’s head of strategic development.
“It has the potential to be a really valuable place for early-stage companies and entrepreneurs to connect with the industry to help shape and refine their ideas and plans. A thriving innovation space can only be good for the industry as a whole, and so we very are happy to support GamCrowd as a partner company.”