Tenshi Ventures

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Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Sq, London

Start: Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 09:00

End: Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 18:00

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  • 2 Day Games Industry Bootcamp Powered By Unreal Engine

    Tenshi Announce Game Developer Bootcamp, with Unreal Engine & TIGA

    A Two Day BOOTCAMP of intense sessions and mentoring to prepare studios for success in the modern games industry. The program is aimed at early stage businesses, or even pre-launch, with practical advice and one-on-one support focused on accessing investment, signing publishing deals andbuilding an audiencefor self-published games.

    The event features two themed days (March 12th and 13th) at Grant Thornton, Finsbury Square, London.

    The Tenshi team of Ian Baverstock, Jonathan Newth, Ed Daly, Matt Woodley & Matt Sansam who between them have started, bought and sold games businesses, have worked for start-ups and the world’s largest games companies.   The event will feature games lawyers, publisher acquisition experts, digital marketeers and investors.

    In addition, the event will be supported by Epic Games who will be speaking and sponsoring. “We are supporting indie games developers and start-ups by sharing our expertise and giving attendees the chance to learn lessons from our own war stories,” said Epic Games European Territory Manager Mike Gamble. “Epic has a long history of helping small teams get a leg up in the business, and we look forward to meeting with developers who are looking for advice at the bootcamp.”




    1. State of the Gaming Nation – introduction and overview of the market for developer products and services: Ian Baverstock 09:00 – 09:30

    2. Marketing for developers – how to get your company noticed and drive installs of your game: Matt Woodley 09:30 – 10:15

    Tea break 10:15 – 10:30

    3. Business Development – who and how, partnering with publishers to fund your game: Ian Baverstock 10.30 – 11:15 

    4. Games-as-a-Service – Oscar Clark (Applifier)a dive into the commercial and creative implications of GaaS 11:15 – 12:00

    Lunch 12:00 – 13:00


    5. The Pitch – A panel on pitching, volunteers welcome! Ed Daly, Ian Baverstock, Matt Woodley 13:00 – 14:00

    6. Free to Play – EU CEO of Marvelous Entertainment Harry Holmwood on lessons for Western developers from Japan in mobile F2P (14:00 – 15:00)

    Tea break: 15:00 – 15:15

    6. Games tax relief – Grant Thornton on the new tax relief proposals, existing breaks for small developers and the Growth Accelerator Program; ?  (15:15 – 16:00)

    7. Mentoring Sessions – sessions to apply the day’s content to delegate business and practical advice on next steps (16:00 – 17:30) Tenshi Team




    1. Strategy – how to develop a competitive and investable strategy for a new generation games developer: Jonathan Newth. (09:30 – 10:30)

    2. The Law – Sheridan’s Alex Chapman on intellectual property, publishing deals and other must-know legal information 10:30 – 11:30

    Tea break: 11:30 – 11:45

    3. Investment – who is investing in games developers, and how to structure and close a deal Jonathan Newth 11:45 – 12:45

    Lunch: 12:45 – 13:45


    4. Public funding – accessing grants from UK and EU, what is out there and how to get it Matt Sansam 13:45 – 14:45

    5. Unreal Engine – Epic games on opportunities for start-ups with Unreal Mike Gamble 14:45 – 15:30

    Tea break: 15:30 – 15:45

    6. Mentoring Sessions – sessions to apply the day’s content to delegate business and practical advice on next steps 15:45 – 17:00 Tenshi Team


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