Early stage games companies have until 4th September to submit their application and get a chance to pitch in front of 10-12 high level international equity investors with a track record of investing in the video games industry or who have a financial interest in the sector (business angels, family offices, venture capital funds).
The contest is open to console, mobile, social, casual, and online game companies with no restriction on genre, platform, or distribution method. Middle-ware, publishing and distribution companies are also eligible.
– You must be a European games company with an innovative and scalable business model
– You are looking to raise early stage equity investment to support your company’s growth (up to €2M)
Successful candidates will be offered:
• Free ticket to the Investment Session taking place on the 29th October during Game Connection Europe 2015 as well as one-to-one meetings with invited international investors on the 30th October.
• Privileged access to Game Connection Europe and use of the meeting application system which enables you to organise meetings with potential partners well in advance of the event (and so optimise your time there). You will also get access to a meeting stand to be shared with all 15 selected companies so that you have an area where you can bring potential partners to meet in comfort.
All submissions will be assessed by the Judging Committee of international industry experts.
Stipends (covering hotel nights in Paris) will be awarded to 2 applicants from MEDIA countries with low-production capacities: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, IRELAND, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.
The event is organised as part of the European Games Boost Programme supported by the Creative Europe Programme. It is organised by French games cluster Capital Games with the support of peacefulfish and Connection Events.