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 first module dedicated to the topic of PUBLISHING, on Tuesday, February 8, at 5 pm, we will deal with cooperation with publishers and their role in financing projects and teams. We will take a peek into the world of PC / console publishing, as well as the world of mobile publishing, together with some of the leading global companies and SGA partners, such as Epic Games or Voodoo. In addition to various publishing stories, we will hear about Epic MegaGrants, which is dedicated to supporting development projects that use Unreal Engine as its platform, which was launched almost two years ago by Epic Games, and has so far financially and professionally supported numerous projects around the world.
In addition to the insights that our partners will offer and numerous examples, the emphasis will be on the first-hand experiences that our members have had in their work and business so far.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the lecturers, as each visit will be accompanied by a moderated Q&A session.
The specificity of the program is the participation of representatives of SGA members, actors of the domestic gaming industry who have already had direct experience with certain models of financing their projects and the challenges they bring, but also other partners who can make a great contribution to understanding the topic or clarifying some practical aspects. The first module will be joined by:
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested participants (company representatives, interested individuals and professionals) should fill out the form on this page, including details of their company, or the company through which they would pay their registration fee. The deadline for applications is Sunday, February 6th by the end of the day.
All program modules are FREE for all regular SGA members, i.e. those who are paying Start, Pro or Premium membership packages (maximum two people per team/company).
Associate members of the SGA (Free membership) can attend 2 out 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 person is charged. These specific “scholarships” are provided by the Reconomy project.
The full price is 50 EUR per person, per module. Payments can be made on the basis of invoices issued by the SGA. SGA can only accept payments from legal entities (companies, organizations or registered entrepreneurs), by bank transfer or PayPal.
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The GFB program will be implemented through several hours of hybrid sessions (live and online) which will be 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:
08.02. – Publishing: PC and mobile (online)
22.02. – Public funds in the EU and Serbian (online)
08.03. – Crowdfunding (hybrid)
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.