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A Leeds-based entrepreneur has created a new online platform to play quizzes, catching the attention of Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland.
Successful businessman, Mark Walsh, developed the software for an interactive pub quiz, Kwizzbit, earlier this year.
Kwizzbit aims to transform the traditional pub quiz by providing a unique cloud-based on demand quiz solution which customers can access on their smart phones.
Having launched Kwizzbit just four months ago, Mark has had interest from hundreds of pubs looking to trial and play the game and it has caught the eye of other individuals and industry sectors. RBS has trailed the software as an interactive learning and development tool for training its staff and the business has seen interest from further national giants including KPMG and Sky.
Mark is the inventor and creator of the successful pub game, Rock and Roll Bingo. Having exited the business and sold his trademark, Mark went on to develop Kwizzbit. Built on the learning’s of past success with the findings and feedback from customers, Mark, along with his business partners John Sheard and Steve Saul, have validated the game and look forward implementing the interactive solution into pubs across the UK.
Mark met Greg Mulholland, along with several other MPs when he delivered a talk and a game at the Houses of Parliament as part Great British Pub week a few years back in a bid to save the British pub, a cause close to the heart of the entrepreneur.
Greg Mulholland, MP, has been one of the first to test the new game.
“It was a pleasure to meet Mark again and to try Kwizzbit, which is a really fun and innovative but simple way of doing a pub quiz using the latest technology. I wish him and the team every success with Kwizzbit and bringing people together to enjoy this popular pastime and in doing so helping licensees and supporting the Great British pub.”
“It was great fun to meet with MP Greg Mulholland and showcase our new game. Restoring the Great British Pub is a passion of mine and I’m delighted that the technology, which only requires a mobile phone to play, is becoming noticed for several other ways to gain interactivity; through conferences, events, training and development and even marketing. We are looking forward to playing Kwizzbit as part of next year’s events and hope to test the trivia of a number of MPs in doing so.”
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Notes to the editor
Kwizzbit is the unique quiz format played over Wi-Fi broadcast to individual smart devices through an Internet browser.
Players are presented with a question which is read out by the games host, each participant is presented with four possible answers to the questions on their device, players choose their answer by pressing the corresponding button on their device to submit their response.
Each player answers the question in real time with points determined for the correct answer and the speed in which it was answered correctly.
Designed and developed by a team of quiz enthusiasts with a proven track record of delivering entertainment solutions to the licensed trade and a team software engineers and technological pioneers.
Kwizzbit allows both the host and the player to seamlessly engage in an interactive quiz format and delivers a unique opportunity for data capture and customer analysis.
Kwizzbit bring together all the excitement of a game show and fuses it with a familiar quiz format giving you an interactive solution and exciting quiz game played in real time.
The Kwizzbit platform and the technology behind the game are being developed into an interactive solution for other markets including the training and development sector within corporate organization and the delivery of interactive conferences and events for large event exhibition spaces and individual event organisers.
Background on Mark Walsh
Leeds-based Mark Walsh has more than 10 years’ experience delivering unique entertainment formats to the licensed and entertainment industries.
To date, Mark’s games have been played in more than 3000 venues and he has delivered a return of over 1.7million in turnover from initial conception.
Mark has licensed products and brands to the Rank group as well as selling and promoting concepts to Bourne leisure who in turn went on to sell over £3.7million worth of tickets sales over two summer seasons.
Having successfully exited his original business, having sold his trademark in the process, Mark has spent the last seven months embarking on the development of Kwizzbit as an interactive solution.
Mark is a serial entrepreneur with an impressive history of forming successful businesses. Mark has progressed to launch Kwizzbit with innovative new software set to both revive the Great British Pub and take a variety of further sectors by storm.
Mark has an ambitious growth mindset and plans, to not simply grow, but to become a true innovator for businesses within the digital age. With the online quiz developed, initially for pub quiz’s, Mark has already received interest for national giants to use the software across several industries including learning and development, conference and events, and it is set to be the next interactive form of marketing.
Mark himself is a successful and reputable entrepreneur, recognised within Pitchfest 2016 and, as part of his successful position on the Entrepreneurial Spark programme, he has recently been shortlisted in the Acceler8 awards.
Kwizzbit is a new online platform supporting interactive quizzes.
Founded in 2016 by Mark Walsh CEO of Rocket Horse Ltd, the Kwizzbit platform and the technology behind the game are being developed into an interactive solution for other markets. Kwizzbit has already been trialled by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as a learning development tool, endorsed by Leeds MP Greg Mulholland, and has received interest from national giants including KPMG and Sky.
Following his previous success with the successful pub game, Rock and Roll Bingo, Mark gained key insight into customer findings and feedback and used his learning experiences to develop Kwizzbit. Kwizzbit has also been validated by business partners John Sheard and Steve Saul, who add their experience in quiz and business development, technical expertise and project management to the mix.
A multi-faceted online quiz platform, Kwizzbit provides a unique cloud-based solution which customers can access on their smart phones. Having attracted attention from a variety of sectors, Kwizzbit has ambitious plans to roll out the game through pubs and clubs across the UK
Kwizzbit enables hosts and venues to deliver a unique interactive quiz through an internet browser and broadcast to people’s smartphones and tablets creating a game show format in a real-time quiz environment. Originally intended to transform the traditional pub quiz, Kwizzbit is currently being tried and tested with several pub chains and has already been part if a major industry showcase.
Currently based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Kwizzbit is set to deliver interactivity for a variety of purposes including audience participation during conferences and events, as a learning tool for training and development and the next generation of interactive marketing.