Games Bootcamp


Acceleration program
and Investment Pitch for Games


24-26th October 2016
TURIN, Piedmont, Italy
during VIEW CONFERENCE.


PROGRAM

Monday, Oct 24
10h00
10h30
Presentation of the Bootcamp and Tutors – Thierry Baujard – Benoit Boutte
10h30
13h00
Each team presents its project in details – 5/10 mins presentation and 10/15 mins Q&A each- Feedbacks from everyone and Tutors
Teams:
· Skara
· Kunst stoff
· Brains in the Box
· We are Müsli
· Flying Sheep
Coffee break between 11h00 and 11h15.
13h15
14h15
Lunch
14h15
16h00
One to one meetings with Tutors – 15 mins per company
Objective: Work/discussion on possible weaknesses identified in the morning
16h15
16h30
Coffee break
16h30
18h00
Pitching skills workshop through GotoMeeting
5 mins Powerpoint presentation + 10 mins feedback from Pitching expert Juliane Schulze and peers
20h00 Dinner
Tuesday, Oct 25
10h00
11h00
Keynote on Publishing + Q&A – Benoit Boutte, Paris
11h00
11h15
Coffee break
11h00
12h00
Keynote on Game Investment – Q&A – LK Shelley, Affiniti and IPC Ventures, San Francisco
12h00
13h00
Keynote on Game Monetization – Q&A – Renaud de Saint Sernin – Google Game, Paris
13h15
14h15
Lunch
14h15
16h15
One to one meetings with Experts – 15 mins per company
· LK Shelley
· Renaud de Saint Sernin
· Gil Doukhan, Iris Capital – France (Per skype)
· Kevin Lin- COO Twitch (to be confirmed)
16h15
16h30
Coffee break
16h30
18h00
Pitching Run Through
5 mins Powerpoint presentation + 5 mins feedback from investor
Wednesday, Oct 26
9h30
10h00
Presentation of the Guide on “Sources of finance in Europe for Game” with Creative Europe
Sarah Bellinazzi – Creative Europe Desk Torino and Thierry Baujard
10h00
11h00
“Creating a sustainable eco system for the game industry in Italy”
· Matteo Bagnasco – Compagnia di San Paolo – Italy
· Travis Winstanley – Kuju Fund – UK
· Sarah Bellinazzi – Creative Europe Desk Torino – Italy
· Marco Mazzaglia – T Union – Italy
· Moderation: Thierry Baujard – Media Deals – Germany
11h00
11h15
Coffee break
11h15
13h00
Investment Pitches from the 6 Game Studios (5 mins Pitch/5 mins Feedbacks) + Networking
End of Bootcamp

The acceleration program and Investment Forum is presented by VIEW CONFERENCE and Media Deals in partnership with T-Union. Sponsored by Compagnia di San Paolo.

Media Deals is a pan European investment network focussing on the Creative industries.

Italy’s renowned VIEW CONFERENCE and VIEWFEST, which span from October 21-28, 2016 with eight exciting days of talks, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions and awards, showcasing the largest and most diverse cross-section of industry professionals in its 17-year history. VIEW showcases animation, visual effects, VR, gaming and digital design, headlined by industry leaders including Zootopia director Byron Howard, Storks producer Brad Lewis, Computer Graphics pioneer, Dr. Donald Greenberg and more including Pixar, Laika, Dreamworks, Blue Sky, Studios Sony pictures Animation, MPC, ILM, Marvel, Wetadigital, Imageworks, Microsoft, Zinga, Media Molecule, Fire Proof Studios, Moonbot Studios, Plastic Demo and Google, to mention a few.
See http://www.viewconference.it for complete information.


thierry-baujardThierry Baujard: CEO of Media Deals and with 20 years experience of financing the creative industries. Last 3 years focus in Video games with investment Forum in Paris, Berlin and Istanbul. Recent investment and co production in premium games. Director of SpielFabrique, Franco German acceleration programme for Games.

gilGil is an active early stage venture capitalist in marketing, communication, social media, mobile and gaming. He sits on the board of startups like AdotMob, Adomik, Feeligo, Mindlytix…
Prior to investing, Gil was an an account director at Marcel (Publicis) and was in charge of the digital communication strategy of international accounts in banking, mass-market retail, luxury. He was also actively involved in startup creations.
Gil is a coach in entrepreneurship courses at ESCP-Europe where he graduated and intervenes in Sciences Po.
Gil will be available for online meetings via Skype.

megProf. Maria Elena Gutierrez: Born in Jalisco, Mexico and raised in California, Maria Elena first studied at the University of California in Santa Cruz where she earned her B.A. She holds postgraduate degrees from Stanford University. She received her Masters in 1990 and her doctorate in 1995. Maria Elena taught Cinema and Italian Literature at the State University of New York SUNY in Buffalo, where she became an associate “TENURED” professor in 2000. Maria Elena has been director of VIEW CONFERENCE since 2005.

shelley-lkLK Shelley has over 16 years international experience in the US, EU and Asia/JP. Shelley participated in and transacted investments from US$5-$900M and exited a couple of ventures of her own.
She is the Managing Partner at Affiniti and IPC Ventures, collectively it invests in early stage mobile first startup including technology, platforms, digital media and entertainment, content as well as mobile gaming. Shelley holds MBA and MS degrees from MIT.

renaud-de-saint-serninRenaud de Saint Sernin woks in the Partner Business Solutions team for SEEMEA at Google. He looks after Mobile App and Gaming publishers in France and in Israel, supporting them in their monetization strategy and helping them grow.
He joined Google in 2013 after several years in the Financial Software industry where he was in charge of International Business Development. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a MSc from Ecole Centrale Paris.

benoit-boutteBenoit Boutte – Almost 20 years as Managing Director in the Videogame Industry for European and American multinational groups: SIERRA, VIRGIN, INTERPLAY, VIVENDI, BLIZZARD, THQ and DIGITAL BROS. A perfect expertise for publishing, licensing, marketing and of the modern and digital distribution channels in Europe.
After an education in International Business in Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco, graduated from ISG Paris in 1986, completed by a MBA of the State University of SF, Benoit BOUTTE started his career in 1995, in the fast expanding videogame publishing business.
Benoit has managed with his teams over hundreds of launches a year in many territories, either in direct publishing business, or license agreements or through distribution deals throughout various territories. Historical blockbuster games such as Half Life 1 and 2, Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, Baldur’s Gate, Final Fantasy series, Tomb Raider Lara Croft, Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear Solid, etc. Benoit has been also an active member of the French and Italian official Videogames Publishers Associations: SELL in France and AESVI in Italy for which he has been co-founder and treasury for many years.
Benoit is today also active with various partners in the digital industry (Ludo edutainment games on smartphones, social network application) and in the cinema (film production) and music industries (live show events).

francesco-mantegazziniFrancesco Mantegazzini, creator of the Global Startup Expo (first virtual reality fair in the world focused on startups) and of Expo delle Startup (the largest startup event ever organized in Italy to this day), CEO of MGH7 Venture Capital (Restopolis, Presso, Instilla, Design Italian Shoes, Qurami, Nomesia, Sedicidodici, etc.), founder of www.theGira.it, the tourism/adventure startup winner of the prize “ Il Coraggio di Innovare 2015” organized by Regione Lombardia) and many other activities in the startup world (Unicredit Start Lab Mentor, Judge for Premio Marzotto, Co-author of the book “L’innovazione che non ti aspetti”), has previously held the positions of Head of Business Development & Investor Relations for Gruppo 24 ORE and top management roles in Telecom Italia in the innovation, strategy and new investments divisions.

alberto-giustiAlberto Giusti has more than 20 years of experience as Strategy Manager and CEO of internet firms. He has worked/financed as business angel in several internet companies (Digital Strategy, Internet of Things, Gaming, Crowdfunding) and now he is Managing Partner of 42Accelerator. He has published the books “E-commerce in Cina. Come vendere online il Made In Italy” and “Crowdfunding – Dai sogni ai soldi”. He is speaker in digital events and teacher in business schools on digital themes; the game companies where he is business angel launched KickStarter campaigns with pledges for several $ millions.

filippo-zanettiFilippo Zanetti was born in Milano, he lived for 10 years between Paris and Melbourne and over a 26-year period, he built an impressive career delivering innovative business transformation and supply chain solutions with IBM. Through diverse leadership roles that led him to key markets in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and South America, he was instrumental in developing and executing global initiatives that resulted in revenue growth, market expansion, cost savings, operational efficiency and customer acquisition. He also served as the Executive Director member of Logistics Board for Geodis (SNCF Group). In that role, he pioneered as series of global initiatives that increased synergies across 5 divisions and was the catalyst to growing the operations to the 3rd largest region. Currently, Filippo is the principal and founder of Value For People, a passionate business consulting company that brings business innovation and unconventional growth to companies and funding solutions to startup and emerging entities. In addition, he is also an active Business Angel, member of the Italian Business Angel Network, (IBAN) and provides business-mentoring support to major accelerators in Europe (Bancaintesa, Unicredit , Politecnico University , BAN-Up, etc ..) bringing innovation to traditional companies.

travis-winstanleyTravis Winstanley founded Kuju Startups (http://www.kuju.com/startups/) in 2013 – with the primary focus of investing in Video Games. Kuju Startups raised their first fund in 2014, they have closed three investments to date, and continue to actively invest in the most promising video games developers. Travis leads the design of new funds, and the financial evaluation and legal implementation of investments.

marco-mazzagliaMarco Mazzaglia is a video game evangelist and IT Manager. After years working in companies like Milestone and Ovosonico, now he works as business developer and other tech roles at MixedBag and Synesthesia. He released many products for different platforms ranging from sixth to eighth generation of consoles like MotoGP and WRC series. He is president of T-Union, an association that promotes the game industry in Italy among different italian studios and professionals.