“Thare Be Dragons” At Edinburgh Interactive

Posted by GG Goblin On May - 31 - 2012

The Edinburgh Interactive Festival, being held on August 9th and 10th at The Radisson Blu Hotel on the Royal Mile, will play host to a Dragon’s Den style event where people can pitch their videogame ideas.

 

Have you got a brilliant idea for a game or games business? Are you one pitch away from being financed? Care to be evaluated by real VC dragons from the interactive and media industries? Do you mind if the rest of us watch?

 
“Thare be Dragons” is the games industry’s answer to Dragons Den. Live at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival on the 9th of August we are looking for ambitious, smooth entrepreneurs to engage and beguile our Dragons. Ideas should look and feel like real ones. Each Dragon will have to allocate 100,000 fake pounds during the session. Is your proposition the one that will get the finance you ask for?  It will be up to these guys…

 
Ian Livingstone:  Life President SquareEnix/Eidos Europe who set up and sold Games Workshop
Kelly Sumner:  CEO Soccer Matrix Previous CEO Take Two and Red Octane (which he sold to Activision)
Rob Woodward:  CEO Scottish TV formerly CEO of 4Ventures and MD of UBS Warburg
Bill Liao:  Australian social networking pioneer who has taken part in seven IPOs & co-founder of coderdojo.com

 
Those interested should submit an official entry form to alexa@edinburghinteractive.co.uk by June 30th.

 
You can get your tickets for £229 + VAT booked via the website, click on book tickets.  Reduced rates available for Scottish Developers; please see website for details.

 

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