Doorkeeper

RAID THE FRIDGE: eSports

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:30 - 23:00

Kickstart Investment/Workspace

55 Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City

Description

eSports: What is it exactly and why should you care?

To find out, join us on September 28th and meet our Raid The Fridge speaker: Daryl Teo, founder and chief executive officer of Spout360!

We all know that eSports or professional video gaming has long since moved from the sidelines and into the mainstream. Gone are the LAN (local area network) parties to find and compete with other players. Today, you join video gaming tournaments promising six- to seven-digit cash prizes. Wanna watch eSports? Subscribe to ESPN.

And when you google eSports statistics, a bunch of numbers are served up but two will stand out:

a. ON VALUATION: “eSports: Global revenue expected to smash $1 billion by 2019.” [Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/29/sport/esports-revolution-revenue-audience-growth]
b. ON MARKET SIZE: “The global esports audience will reach 385 million in 2017, with 191 million Enthusiasts.” [Source: https://newzoo.com/insights/trend-reports/global-esports-market-report-2017-light]

What about eSports in Southeast Asia?

Daryl Teo and his Spout360 team are keen to share with the #startupPH community the business opportunities and innovation present in eSports, and how Spout360 is riding these waves to become one of the biggest eSports companies in the region -- within eight months.

The discussion will cover: (i) the growth of eSports as an industry; and (ii) how eSports is ripe with innovation opportunities for businesses and individuals. Also, you can look forward to exciting product announcements from Team Spout360 including their gaming e-wallet, SpoutPay.

So, sign-up and show up on September 28th: be ready to raid our fridge (that’s full of beers) and engage our speaker on eSports stuff you’ve always been curious about.

See you,
The Kickstart Team


About the Speaker

DARYL TEO | CEO @Spout @Zaany | VC, Investor @REAPRA | ex-Head, Strategic Products @Grab | Board Member @Grvty @San Francisco

Daryl is a seasoned entrepreneur – with a list of former investors including Softbank, Singtel, Konami, Temasek, and Didi Chuxing. Previously Head of Strategic Products at Grab, Daryl launched several new businesses such as GrabBike, GrabPay across Southeast Asia. Prior to that, Daryl was based in Silicon Valley, USA where he was Director of Product in Openbucks, a fintech startup invested by Yahoo’s founder Jerry Yang and Greycroft Partners.

Previously Vice-President at TheMobileGamer, Daryl is currently the Founder and CEO of SPOUT Entertainment Group, one of the biggest eSports companies in the region. [see more: https://spout360.com and https://spoutgroup.com]


Acknowledgements

Raid The Fridge is brought to you in partnership with YouthHack Manila, a community of student startup organizations united by an advocacy to expose the youth to startups, technology, and entrepreneurship through localized programs and projects. Since July 2016, YHM student volunteers have been assisting the Kickstart team by managing the Doorkeeper registration for its Raid The Fridge events. So when you see them, do say "hi!" to our student volunteers! [see more: http://youthhack.net]

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