?Game is pleased to announce the 5 dragon investors who will judge the finalists at the event on Thursday May 23rd in Malmo:
Paul Heydon of Avista Partners, Doug Richard an original investor dragon from the UK TV series, Ian Baverstock of Tenshi Ventures, Mary Carty of Spoiltchild, and Justin Stoltzenberg of European Games Group
These dragons have a mass of experience with helping start–up companies, have all been mentors to start-ups and all are potential investors in projects:
Paul Heydon and Ian Baverstock have an intimate and hands on experience of the games business and investing in it, Justin Stoltzenberg and EGG invest in marketing, and distribution of games, and help put the finishing touches on your online games. Mary Carty is an experienced and sympathetic mentor to creative businesses.
Doug Richard is offering 3 places to attend his‘School for Start-ups’ in London in September 2013 with travel paid, to competitors who enter the Nordic Live Pitching session. Doug Richard is playing a key role in the UK government’s enterprise strategy.
All the dragon-investors will be available in the Pitch and Match area for meetings, and will prioritise the companies who dare to pitch.
Last years winners Boldai and their game‘Blockworld, were recently acquired by Linden Labs.
We will make further announcements.
How to compete in the Nordic Game Pitching competition
Deadline for submissions is 12 April.
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 3-5 will be chosen to take part in the final on Thursday May 23rd.
All finalists will be offered additional analysis and feedback from the Games Capital team, and help with preparation of their presentations.
Further information, prizes and benefits will be released shortly.
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