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Bridge Big

# of bridge players = # of poker players (50M). 2010 online poker revenue $7 billion. It's time bridge takes a lesson from online poker!

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Not Set
  • Location Rotterdam, ZH, NL
  • Currency EUR
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Company Summary

Online bridge tournaments for serious money prizes, small investments with huge rewards (similar business model as online poker). Players "buy-in" to tournaments, all buy-in money becomes the prize pool. Bridge Big takes 15% of every prize pool. The rest goes to winners who can "cash out" their winnings. Bridge Big started its game engine beta since June having >1,500 users. By the end of the year starting real money tournaments.


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    Rene de Waele
    Founder/ Lead developer

    Though Rene's background is in natural sciences, He always been an active software developer. Most of his past software projects have just been for fun, but when he finished his PhD he decided to go wild and start Bridge Big.

    René is co-founder of software development company Awoken
    Well and lead developer of the bridge platform. He has twice won the bridge Nationals in The Netherlands (under-twenties and student categories).

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    Nira Talova

    Nira holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management. Nira specializes in marketing and entrepreneurship. Nira is passionate bridge player.