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Games Invest 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Games Invest 2012
Thursday 27th September 2012, 9.30am-6pm
Eurogamer Expo, Earls Court Brompton Hall entrance,
Meeting Room 3, London SW5 9TA
This event has now finished - thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored and spoke at Games Invest 2012. See you in 2013!
Eurogamer and GamesIndustry.biz are again hosting Games Invest as part of the Eurogamer Expo on Thursday 27th September. Games Invest 2012 is an opportunity for small-to-medium-sized games and tech companies to find out more about public and private games investment, and also have an opportunity to network and pitch informally and formally to investors.
"Games Invest’s approach to networking means that, as an investor, I get to talk to the companies that really interest me and more importantly for businesses seeking finance – they meet with investors that match their needs."
Melanie Hayes, Investment Manager, Octopus Investments
Every ticket purchase for Games Invest 2012 includes:
- an application form for games companies to apply for formal pitch meetings with games investors, that take place from 1.30-6.00pm*
* PLEASE NOTE: the deadline for applications has now passed
- two morning speaker sessions including a keynote by John Vaskis, Gaming Vertical Lead at global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo
- the Games Invest Panel featuring Ian Livingstone OBE, Life President, Eidos, and Chair of the Access To Finance Group on the Creative Industries Council
- a networking lunch
- full access to the Eurogamer Expo featuring the first public showing of the Nintendo Wii U
- full access to the Games Industry Fair
- a ticket to the invite-only GI Fair networking drinks from 6pm at The Pembroke near Earls Court
The deadline for application forms for investor meetings at Games Invest 2012 has now passed.
Games Invest 2012 will inform all the games companies who sent in application forms if they have investor meetings on the day by Monday 24th September 2012. All attendees will still have an opportunity to set up informal and formal meetings with investors during the networking lunch and on the day itself.
Investors, sponsors and speakers confirmed for 2012:
Ian Livingstone OBE
We R Interactive
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe XDev
10.00-10.05: Introduction by Jamie Sefton, Games Invest
10.05-10.40: John Vaskis, Gaming Vertical Lead, Indiegogo -
“Harnessing the crowd: how crowdfunding is shaping the gaming ecosystem”
10.40-11.10: Morgan O'Rahilly, CEO, Standfast Interactive
11.10-11.30: Coffee/Tea Networking
11.30-12.20: The Games Invest Panel featuring Ian Livingstone OBE,
John Vaskis, Indiegogo, Nicholas Lovell (GAMESBrief), Bradley
Crooks (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe XDev) and Alex
12.20-1.30: Networking Lunch
1.30-6.00: Half-hour meetings between games companies and investors in
investor-branded rooms on the Expo show floor
6.00-9.00: GI Fair Networking Drinks at The Pembroke,
261 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 9JA
At any time during/after lunch, attendees can get onto the Eurogamer Expo show floor to check out the Games Industry Fair and also play the latest games from Sony, SEGA, Microsoft and have an exclusive hands-on with the new Nintendo Wii U console.
Follow @gibiz on Twitter for updates and information on Games Invest 2012.
Please note: while any ticket-purchaser can pitch to investors via the Games Invest 2012 application form, this does not guarantee a private meeting on the day. Any formal meetings will be at the discretion of the investors. Also, Eurogamer and GamesIndustry.biz cannot guarantee that any meetings with investors will result in investment for your company. Tickets are non-refundable.