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Applications open for Games Finance Market 2017 and the new Pitch Bootcamp

Date posted: 05.01.2017

The 2017 Games Finance Market – the UK’s only event connecting games creators with funders from around the world – is now open for applications from developers, start-ups, investors and publishers.

Running as part of the London Games Festival (30 March to 9 April), the Games Finance Market is open to games companies who are seeking to
pitch projects to international financiers and potential business partners – and the companies that want to fund those projects. Last year’s Market attracted over 25 projects helped games companies secure finance and forge countless long-term business connections and created new business worth over £10m. This year’s event – taking place from 4 - 6 April 2017 – has doubled in capacity and will be open to 60 games companies and 60 investors, cementing London’s reputation as a centre of excellence for the global.

2017’s Games Finance Market will be bolstered by a brand new pre-event training programme, a two-day Pitch Bootcamp taking place on 26 and 27 January and funded by Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Fund. The Bootcamp aims to take 30 UK games companies and ensure they are Market-ready, taking them through an intensive training and business mentoring programme that covers games financing, investor engagement and pitching skills, all taught by leading experts and working professionals in games sector. 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is home to more than 500 games companies, making our city a real melting pot of cutting edge talent, creativity and innovation. The Games Finance Market gives global investors a first-hand glimpse of what our games industry can offer, connecting talent with the investment it needs to flourish. I’m delighted to support training initiatives like Games London’s Pitch Bootcamp, which is helping companies take their businesses to the next level, creating jobs and boosting London’s reputation as a world leader for technology.”

Find out more about the Games Finance Market and Pitch Bootcamp

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