Game Funding Bootcamp is a new initiative of SGA that aims to address these challenges, and through a series of lectures and workshops that will be realized in the period between February and April 2022 to teams and companies from Serbia and the region, present various potential sources of funding, with the participation of domestic and international experts and a number of partner organizations.
As part of the second module dedicated to the topic of PUBLIC AND EU FUNDS, on Tuesday, February 22 at 5 pm, we will deal with sources of funding from the so-called public funds, i.e. we will look into which forms of state and institutional financial assistance are available for teams and companies working on game development, VR or immersive and multimedia projects, both from Serbia and the region.
The first part of the program will be conducted in English, and will deal with European funds and funding programs such as Horizon Europe or Creative Europe, and is therefore open to teams from across the Western Balkans, or beyond. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with representatives of the Serbian Creative Europe MEDIA Desk, as well as with individual representatives of teams who had direct experience in applying for similar funds.
In the second part of the program, which will be presented in Serbian language, we will deal with numerous support measures and facilitations that the state of Serbia has applied to the domain of startup companies, which also includes gaming companies and studios. Speakers will be coming from the Government of Serbia and the Innovation Fund, which only this year announced several open calls for funding that are relevant to game developers, primarily the Katapult Accelerator (which we have already presented through a separate SGA program), but also Smart Start program dedicated development of MVPs and prototypes.
In addition to the insights that will be offered by our partners and lecturers, the emphasis will be on the first-hand experiences that our members have had in their work so far, as well as the processes of applying to some of the mentioned funds.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested participants (company representatives, interested individuals or professionals) should click the APPLY NOW button on this page. The application deadline is Monday, February 21 by the end of the day.
All program modules are FREE of charge for all full-time SGA members, i.e. those who pay the Start, Pro or Premium membership package (maximum two people per team / company). Associate members of the SGA (Free Membership) can attend 2 of the 5 modules of their choice (one person per team / company) free of charge.
Teams and companies from the Western Balkans can register one person free of charge, while each additional participant is charged. These scholarships are provided by the Reconomy project.
The full price is 50 EUR per person, per module. Payments can be made exclusively on the basis of invoices issued by SGA to legal entities (companies, organizations, or registered entrepreneurs), by bank transfer.
* * *
The GFB program will be implemented through several hours of hybrid sessions (live and online) that are organized every two weeks starting from February 8, 2022. Each of them will be dedicated to one of the mentioned funding models, and this is the schedule that awaits you:
- 22.02. – Public funds in the EU and Serbian (online)
08.03. – Crowdfunding (online)
22.03. – Investments (hybrid)
05.04. – M&As (hybrid)
19.04. – Pitching + Negotiation skills practical workshop (live in Belgrade)
The SGA will promote each of the thematic modules separately, and you will be able to apply for them according to your specific interests or needs.
Game Funding Bootcamp program is implemented in cooperation with a number of SGA partners, including Help! Serbia (within the RECONOMY project), Swiss Entrepreneurship Program, Deloitte Serbia, Karanović & Partners and others, as well as numerous SGA members who will share their experiences so far. with interested game creators from across the region.