Accomplished and Innovative Gaming Executive Joins Tech Accelerator

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Seth Schorr, CEO of Fifth Street Gaming, Chairman of Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino has joined the Advisory Board for X Co, an accelerator of high-tech start-ups.

Schorr’s 25+ year career in gaming, hospitality and innovation has taken him around the world from Laughlin, Nevada and New York City to Macau, China and the global reach of the web, including spearheading building Wynn’s first online casino. Schorr is a founder of the Nevada Esports Alliance and continues to be a leader in the convergence of Esports and sports gambling.

“For years I’ve had the desire to help build an infrastructure for entrepreneurs in Las Vegas, and after a lengthy research process, it’s clear that X Co and their model is the best platform to fund, nurture and accelerate early stage tech companies in the southern Nevada ecosystem,” says Schorr. “Our region is just getting started, and I look forward to working with X Co in maximising our future potential.”

X Co welcomes Schorr to their team just as it opened its doors one the first floor of the Harry Reid Tech and Research Park.

“At X Co, working with the best companies, entrepreneurs, and leaders is always our focus - and with our Advisory Board and team, it's the same,” says Shaunt Sarkissian, Executive Chairman of X Co. “We could not be more excited to be working and collaborating with Seth, who is a true gaming, and regional industry leader and entrepreneur. We look forward to his perspective as we further drive our rapidly growing regional tech ecosystem.”

Schorr will be working with several Teams in the X Co Rapid Entrepreneurial Accelerated Launch program — “REAL,” for short, including these hot startups:

  • Copper Inc., developer of point-of-sale systems for the restaurant and hospitality industries.
  • Bookit Sports, creators of a sports betting social media platform that consolidates information for sports.
  • PersonaFi, developers of a personal investment app enhanced with social-networking features.
  • Alliance Forge, a provider of voter-relationship management platform services.
  • Play Engine, a self-service platform to run your own sports betting business.
  • Uptip, replacing cash tipping with a frictionless e-payment and quality ratings platform.
  • Alchemy Games, a game development studio creating new IP with established partners.

X Co, launched by a team of experienced entrepreneurial executives in 2020, focuses on startups in these verticals: fintech, SaaS, data security, DLT/Blockchain, health tech, gaming and hospitality innovation.


About X Co: With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, X Co is dedicated to another “Next” – the next regional technology powerhouse of Nevada 2.0. Led by a team of seasoned entrepreneurial executives, our mission is to accelerate early-stage tech startups in the emerging U.S. technology ecosystem.

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