Breakout Gaming Concepts’ pitch scoops top prize


22 Feb 2008

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Dublin-based Breakout Gaming Concepts has won the €10,000 top prize in the Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards.

The award recognises top investment proposals. The company beat off stiff competition from iFoods.tv and Q-Validus.

Andrew Deegan (22) and Brian Quigley (28) from Breakout Gaming Concepts had 15 minutes to present their business plans to the panel of judges comprising Owen Murphy from ACT Venture Capital; Cyril Maguire, from Trintech; author and former American VC, Diane Mulcahy and Roger Hatfield, director, the Bolton Trust.

Breakout Gaming Concepts designs, develops and produces innovative and exciting computer games and peripheral devices (game controllers) for the computer games industry. The judges remarked how Breaking Gaming Concepts’ patented gaming controller technology presented massive global business opportunities for the company through licensing and partnership agreements with specific games publishers, games developers and console vendors.

Now in its sixth year, the Docklands Innovation Park Enterprise Awards programme is the initiative of the Bolton Trust and DIT Hothouse.

Previous winners include Openplain (2007); Ripple Software (2006); Glantreo (2005); Sigmoid Technologies (2004) and Allergy Standards (2003).

By Niall Byrne