GFB – S01E03: Crowdfunding

Game Funding Bootcamp 08.03.2022.
Time 5 PM
Language English / Serbian
Location ZOOM
Price 50 EUR / Free for members

GFB – S01E03: Crowdfunding

In its third "episode", Game Funding Bootcamp focuses on the community, and demonstrates the opportunities provided by crowdfunding, with a special focus on gaming projects, through a practical workshop.

Crowdfunding is a good option for the development of the gaming industry projects, but good planning of the campaign and the expected costs is necessary.  Some of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns from Serbia come from this industry, so we can expect that this trend will continue in the coming period.

Although board games dominate with their success on platforms such as Kickstarter, video games are increasingly achieving significant results, and are being implemented with the help of a global community of gamers who are ready to support new projects. Not infrequently, these platforms are used not only for fundraising, but also as a market research tool.

In this special program, which is the third program dedicated to crowdfunding organized by the SGA, a practical workshop will be presented by Jes Bailey, crowdfunding expert from the UK. At the same time, we will take the opportunity to present Dobri dabar, a new domestic platform for crowdfunding.

Finally, one of the creators of the most successful board game crowdfunding campaign from Serbia will join us to share their experience. Forest of Radgost raised almost $ 300.000 from 3.000 backers from all over the world, and is now in production!

It is interesting to note that according to the SGA annual report for 2020, as much as 30% of the funds raised for the development of video games by the members of the association came through crowdfunding.

In preparation for the workshop, you can also check out the experiences of some of our members presented at one of the earlier SGA meetups. Norbert Varga from the Digital Arrow studio, as well as Jovan Vesić,, the author of the game Columnae, shared their experiences with crowdfunding campaigns. Watch the videos by clicking on the links (Serbian only)!

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 January 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.



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.

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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:

22.03. – 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.

Jes Bailey,
Osnivačica, Crowdfund 360
About the lecturer

Jes Bailey je nagrađivana konsultantkinja za crowdfunding i osnivač ica Crowdfund 360. Vodila je 83 kampanje za kraudfanding u poslednjih 5 godina, sa stopom uspeha od 80%. Usluge koje nudi njena kompanija obuhvataju visoko prilagođena rešenja koja odgovaraju različitim potrebama crowdfunding kampanja. To može da uključuje personalizovanu strategiju za celu kampanju, savršeno dizajniranu da optimizuje šanse za uspeh. Jes može pomoći u različitim aspektima – od razvoja publike do storytelling koncepta i scenarija za video, sve do web stranice projekta i vizuelnih materijala, uključujući njuzletere, komunikacionu strategiju, i planiranje događaja. Vodila je crowdfunding radionice širom Balkana od 2018. godine.

Dušan Vulović,
Crowdfunding Expert
About the lecturer is a program to support the development and promotion of crowdfunding in Serbia, which is jointly implemented by the German-Serbian initiative for sustainable growth and employment and the Brodoto agency. The program is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Dušan Vulović is the director of the Loud Crowd agency, an expert in crowdfunding, and the initiator of the platform Dobri dabar.

Ivan Rajković,
Co-author, Forest of Radgost
About the lecturer

Electrical engineer, decades-old programmer. Co-author of the board game Forest of Radgost, the program translator mikroC and other lesser-known things. He was born and raised near Jastrebac mountain in Serbia, currently living in Belgrade.