Submissions open for live-pitching at Nordic Game 2013

Submissions open for live-pitching at Nordic Game 2013
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

April 10th 2013 at 1:06PM

More prizes promised for successful entrants

Submissions are now open for the Live-Pitching session at the Nordic Game conference in Malmö on Thursday May 23rd, 2013.

“Keep them coming – the more the merrier” says Games Capital's CEO Fred Hasson, who are planning the event. “Because of the timing of GDC and the recent increase in the prizes we are also extending the deadline for the entries by one week to Sunday, April 21st.”

The conference organiser has promised a number of rewards for companies submitting pitches.

All companies sending in their initial one-pager (see below) will get feedback from the Games Capital team.

Three to five finalists will be chosen for the live-pitching event, and these are offered further feedback and coaching for the day from the Games Capital team. All the finalists will get free places for the Pitch and Match business development meeting system at the Nordic Game Conference.

Finalists will be pitching to some of the best investors in the games industry, who have funds to invest, including: Ian Baverstock (TenshiVentures), Paul Heydon (London Venture Partners) and Justin Stolzenberg (EGG) who invest in distribution, marketing and monetisation.

Doug Richard, an original entrepreneur from the Dragon’s Den TV show, and now CEO of the School for Start-ups in London UK, has offered three places, including travel, to London for his two-day bootcamp.

Justin Stolzenberg, on behalf of European Games Group, is offering a prize for three people from one company, to have a three-day in-depth workshop – customised for their title, with all travel and accommodation paid – at the EGG HQ in Munich, Germany.

Nordic Game Live-Pitching competition instructions

Companies wishing to take part in the Nordic Game pitching session must submit a one-page document summarising their project to live-pitching@nordicgame.com.

Deadline for submissions is revised to Sunday April 21th.
The one-pager must outline: a) what problem the project solves b) the investment proposition, c) the principals in the team and their track record, d) the investment needed, and e) how it will earn investors a good return on investment. The pitches can be for game projects, tech or internet and digital business propositions.

All submissions will receive feedback from the Games Capital team, and three to five will be chosen to take part in the final on Thursday May 23.

All finalists will be offered additional analysis and feedback from the Games Capital team, and help with preparation of their presentations.