Discover what it takes to start a business in the gambling industry at ICE 2015 has confirmed details of its free-to-attend workshop series on day one (Tue, Feb 3) of ICE Totally Gaming 2015.

The theme of the programme is ‘What it takes to start a business in the gambling industry’, with sessions held in the South Gallery (rooms 15 and 16) and on the Pitch ICE stage (N7-460).

A group of experts from the legal, regulatory, finance and crowd sectors will deliver a variety of presentations and workshops on day one of the show (Tue, Feb 3) aimed at entrepreneurs and investors.

They will give crucial advice on how to operate a lean start-up, where to locate, licensing, corporate financing as well as crowdsourcing and funding options.

“Starting up a business is not easy in any industry, let alone one as established and competitive as gambling. I know from personal experience just how many important factors entrepreneurs must consider and some of the crucial decisions they need to make,” said Chris North, GamCrowd CEO.

“This workshop series has been put together with Clarion in order to address some of these issues and help start-ups attending the show to take their businesses a significant step forward.”   

Time Location Topic Details
10.45-12.00         South Gallery: Rooms 15 + 16 What is a lean start-up? An interactive presentation from Martyn Evans, creative technical director of Unboxed Consulting, demonstrating why every start-up should be following the lean process
12.00-12.30 South Gallery: Rooms 15 + 16 Why should I consider London as a place to start my gambling business? David Slater, director of international business development at London & Partners, makes a compelling case for setting up a company based in the capital
12.30-13.30 South Gallery: Rooms 15 + 16 How do I set up my business in the UK? Phil Hail Smith, corporate and commercial partner of business-orientated London law firm Joelson Wilson, covers the key points start-ups need to consider
14:00-14.30 South Gallery: Rooms 15 + 16 What other options are there for licensing and regulation outside the UK? Hear about licensing and regulation options from Peter Greenhill, CEO of e-Gaming Development for the Isle of Man Department of Economic Development 
14.35-15.00 South Gallery: Rooms 15 + 16 Corporate finance overview – where do venture capitalists (VCs) and private equity fit in? Global Leisure Partners have forged a reputation for innovative deal making across the leisure industry. MD David Bains gives an overview of corporate finance
16:30-16:45 Pitch ICE Stage: N7-460 How do I use crowdsourcing to help build my business? Experienced start-up entrepreneur and GamCrowd CEO, Chris North discusses the advantages of the crowdsourcing model – and how it is set to change the way we do business 
16.50-17.30 Pitch ICE Stage: N7-460 GamCrowd SEIS fund incubator explained GamCrowd chairman Ian Hogg gives detail on The GamCrowd Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) fund and GamCrowd Incubator programme

Ahead of ICE 2015, GamCrowd has published the latest instalment from its white paper series, which advises on funding options for gambling start-ups. Click here to download free of charge.

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