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Following the massive success of Malta Week 2021’s AGS Startup Pitch. over 100 startups will be selected to showcase their products and initiatives throughout the AGS Europe Summit this November.


As strong advocates of entrepreneurship across the board, the SiGMA Group is happy to announce our European edition of the AGS Start-Up Pitch this November. One participant taking part in our startup pitch during Malta Week can benefit from potential investment.


Each startup will have a small booth on the expo floor surrounded by top investors and mentors. However, only the judges’ top ten make it to the Pitch. Increase your chance of being one of the top 100 by providing a 5-minute video introduction upon participation

startup village participants will get:


Free 1*1m booth including cost of printing and furniture


Invitation to premium networking events during AGS


Startup pitch presentation for six finalists - meet the investors on stage


AGS PR: magazines, website, email, newsletter, interviews


Free consultancy and potential leads from leading industry veterans


We will personally connect you to potential customers and/or investors




Director of Risk Management

JT has operated in the gaming profession throughout his entire career beginning on the Racecourse's and in the Betting Shops in the UK before setting off on an almost 25-year global tour starting in Australia and through just about every jurisdiction known to the industry including Antigua, Asia, Costa Rica, Ireland, Malta (several times) and Panama. His main focus has always been on Sports Trading and Risk Management on the business side of matters and his love for Horse Racing when it comes to R and R!.



Founder & CEO - EBET

Aaron Speach is a highly accomplished Sports Betting Operations thought leader with several years of management experience in delivering business development and customer acquisition goals for multiple start-ups and high-growth companies across the online betting, electronics retail, and automotive industries. Every day, he is in charge of a talented group of smart people who are determined to shake up the sports betting industry while strengthening and growing relationships with customers to increase their lifetime value.



Partner - Mishcon de Reya

Susan Breen is a Partner in Mishcon de Reya's top-ranked Betting & Gaming Group within the Innovation Department. Susan's practice spans both corporate and M&A, as well as regulatory and commercial advice with over 20 years' experience acting for gambling industry clients. A particular strength of Susan's practice is her ability to blend her corporate knowledge with regulatory, infrastructure, and compliance advice to many of the industry's leading operators, service providers and business owners both in the UK and internationally.



CEO - Happyhour.io

HappyHour.io is a seed & early stage accelerator for iGaming: a company that seeks to connect online gaming through social technology. Happy Hour provides capital, technology, network and access to their partners, to ensure the companies and products, invested in, will have an outstanding launch and durable future. The following companies are all part of Happy Hour’s investment portfolio: Livespins, Flows, Metaspins, Kanuuna, High Roller and Wedia.



Chief Strategy Officer Stadtcasino Baden Group

Innovation21 is a capital venture investor dedicated to technology startups in the igaming and gambling industry. Our investments are typically made during early stage rounds. We offer technical resources, expert knowledge and distribution opportunities. Innovation21 is provided by the Stadtcasino Baden Group, which operates bricks-and-mortar and online casinos in regulated markets.



Owner, CEO & Chairman of the Board - Klein Group AS

Founder & Chairman of the Board for Klein Group AS. Klein Group consists of a group of companies with various investments within the gaming industry, e-commerce companies, real estate as well as various venture companies with exceptional prospects. Klein Group also provides consultancy services within the fields of management consulting and digital transformation to third party clients. Klein has been at the head of 11 different companies, and also had a prominent position with the world-known Cherry Casino AB.



Partner - Burlywood Capital

Mark Blandford was the founder and Director of Sportingbet Plc, an online global sportsbook and casino which was one of the first listed companies in the sector. He now works as a Company Director and successful Venture capital investor. Mark Blandford won AIM Entrepreneur of the year 2002. Mark is a Co-Founder of Burlywood Capital, targeting development capital investment opportunities in tech including the wider gambling and support industries. Mark now runs a successful investment portfolio which includes stakes and board seats including Chair of the NADAQ listed Gambling.com Group.

Be the next judge

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Meet the investors


CEO - Umnai


Chairman - Block On Capital


Founder - HasTraffic



Augnet - Augnet is an A2P SMS company set up with the express purpose of bringing transparency and integrity to the SMS industry. We do this by providing clear statistics on latency and delivery of SMS to our customers so that they only need to worry about the content of their messages, and not about whether they're being delivered or not.

Content Lab - Our platform puts the client firmly in control and at the centre of the content development process. It has been specifically designed with the client in mind, to provide an optimal user experience as well ensuring that all aspects of the content process are brought together in one place.

e-bot7 - We are building the next generation Conversational AI platform. Speed, passion and dynamism are the basis of our DNA. We develop practical applications of Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence for customer service and help companies to increase efficiency in customer service.. This drastically reduces costs and increases revenues.

Exorde - Exorde is an information-mining marketplace targeted at fake news. Rather than adopting a traditional fact-checking stance, Exorde proposes APIs to easily integrate its trust scores everywhere. Exorde is a new platform aimed at tracing the propagation of information on the Web and selling trust scores on it. By combining state of the art NLP modules and diverse other AIs, Exorde aims to help users of popular platforms remain critical with regards to the information they encounter, all the while drastically improving the user experience of said platforms.

Nu Credits - Nu Credits is a trade finance platform for businesses connecting banks & liquidity providers and suppliers exporting to overseas blue chip companies and getting instant cash flow. We deploy Blockchain technology creating digital assets for account receivables & letter of credits making it much easier to be traded at global capital markets. We are combining both AdTech and Fintech for building a digital marketing platform that helps e-Commerce sellers and Digital Apps of which we have been helping for raising their trade working capital to place Ad campaigns through our offering.

Phonemix Ltd - Fincom.co’s advanced “Phonetic Fingerprint” technology, quickly traces any Entity/Name by Name Pronunciation or “Name-Sound”, based on a Single Mathematical Representation, this enables Accurate Name Matching and Screening across 38 different languages, spellings variations and transliterations in numerous databases. As a result it reduces False Positives by over 50% compared to current industry standards whilst also prevent "missed" alerts.

Radd - Radd is an eCommerce Intelligence platform for boosting user generated content via LIVE & data driven reviews. Our eCommerce story-like reviews are: 1. Data Driven. 2. Authenticated. 3. Broadcast LIVE. Moreover, we’re a data company. On the brand side: we provide valuable and immediate insights, based on customer behaviour. When it comes to the end user: we make shopping personalised because each one of them meets a completely different set of story reviews, in accordance with their shopping history.

SEO Tester Online - We help online businesses to reach new customers on search engines. SEO Tester Online is the web suite designed to help marketers, SEO specialists, companies and web agencies to monitor and improve the organic visibility of their site or that of their customers on the web, thanks to innovative tools for SEO and web marketing.

SurferPenguin - We have 3 affiliate sites between casino and sports and one youtube channel. Our founders are coming from the best companies in Malta and we have big expertise in leading generations. And we are focused on LATAM markets. We are creating quality content and we have a lot of contacts at igaming industry Affiliate rev share and CPA, and we are sending toplist positions , banners and backlinks. We have for Sports site one of the best betting / trading profesional in the world, he also is a tipster and he creates quality videos on youtube channels.