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THE CLUTCH 2019
The inaugural 'The Clutch' is done and dusted - with G-Science emerging victorious. Next up... New York City in April 2020.
The inaugural 'The Clutch' is done and dusted - with G-Science emerging victorious. Next up... New York City in April 2020.

ABOUT

We launched ‘The Clutch’ at IM电竞 London 2019 with the aim of helping esports-related start up companies in need of funding and/or mentorship.

Over 30 companies applied to ‘The Clutch’, but ultimately 9 were chosen to pitch to five esteemed investors from the esports industry.

As part of our flagship聽‘IM电竞 London’聽conference, each company had a dedicated part of our start up zone and had invaluable opportunity to network and learn from some of the industry’s leading investors.

Ultimately, G-Science聽came out on top this year – but who will take the accolade next time at The Clutch USA?

HOW IT WORKS?

The Clutch will provide ten start-ups an opportunity to pitch to an esteemed panel of investors with considerable experience in investment & esports.聽

Each start-up will take the stage and have four minutes to pitch – after which we鈥檒l cut the mics dead.聽

The mics will come back up and the panel will have six minutes to ask questions and test the mettle of each individual.聽

The investors will, at the end of the day, decide who pitched and responded to questions the best. The winning start-up will then be presented the inaugural 鈥The Clutch鈥 trophy – and who knows – there may well be investment offers forthcoming.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTORSHIP WITH TOP INVESTORS

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CHANCE TO OBTAIN FUNDING

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PLATFORM TO PRESENT YOUR PRODUCT TO THE WIDER INDUSTRY

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MEDIA CONNECTIONS AND A CHANCE TO TALK TO THE MAINSTREAM PRESS

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2 x TICKETS TO OUR FLAGSHIP CONFERENCE, IM电竞 LONDON

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TABLE-TOP STAND IN THE IM电竞 START-UP ZONE AT IM电竞 LONDON

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

PLEASE NOTE, THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED聽

MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLUTCH USA WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON

Stage 1: Please complete the application form here.聽All applications will be reviewed by the IM电竞 team with assistance from the investors before a shortlist is created.聽

Stage 2: Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 9th August. Those who are invited to pitch will be encouraged to create a video for pre-event promotion and will have the opportunity for pre-event editorial to promote the product.聽

Stage 3: Those chosen will receive 2 x tickets to IM电竞 London and be invited to join our industry leading conference. Day two will provide applicants with a small space in the 鈥渟tart-up zone鈥 as well as the opportunity to meet and subsequently pitch to our esteemed panel of investors.

Stage 4: On the day, our panel of investors will decide on the best pitch and crown the inaugural winner of 鈥楾he Clutch鈥.

WHY YOU SHOULD SPONSOR?

鈥楾he Clutch鈥 is a unique content piece in the esports space which you can attach your business to from the very beginning. By becoming a partner of 鈥楾he Clutch鈥, you have the opportunity to showcase your business and promote it as a leader, supporter and partner of the burgeoning esports industry.

Sponsorship will provide prominence to your brand across all aspects of 鈥楾he Clutch鈥, from the editorial perspective in the run-up to the event, all the way through to the post-event video footage which will showcase the pitches and the very best from the day.聽

For more detail on IM电竞 London and 鈥楾he Clutch鈥 sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?

鈥楾he Clutch鈥 will provide those embedded in the industry – and those outside of it – with the chance to see 10 esports focussed start-ups pitch to a panel of esteemed investors. Our investors have considerable experience in investment as well as esports and are best placed to assess and provide feedback to each contestant.聽

It will provide insight into the pitching process, and how anyone can turn what may have once been a passing thought into a meaningful product fit for purpose.

Attendees to 鈥楾he Clutch鈥 also have the chance to enjoy, with a two-day ticket, the entirety of IM电竞 London – bringing industry leading content, from top speakers, to Twickenham Stadium across two days. With multiple tracks addressing pertinent industry issues, there鈥檚 no shortage of knowledge to be gained and people to meet.

MEET THE JUDGES

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Helen Sarah Gammons
Media and Entertainment Relationship Manager
HSBC Private Bank
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Malte Barth
Founding Partner
BITKRAFT
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Spike Laurie
Venture Director
Hiro Capital
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Amit Jain
Esports Investor
Rewired.GG
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David Martin
Director
Esports Global

LOCATION

Twickenham Stadium聽
Whitton Rd聽
Twickenham,聽
TW2 7BA

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