Games Financing Forum @Athens Games Festival 2018

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Building on fifteen years of running major successful events in the games industry, including several live pitching events, selection processes and support systems, Nordic Game is introducing the Games Financing Forum bringing together games entrepreneurs, and their projects with a range of financing sources and their offerings. Nordic Game run a half day content program in Athens where they provide the teaching methods on different sources of financing, and how to approach them from developers' perspective. Nordic Game brings 6 financiers representing various professions connected to funding output in the gaming industry. These range from publishers, investors or VCs, European Union officials, and other representatives of funding organizations. The afternoon is reserved for subsequent match making with promising local gaming developers.


Saturday, 20th October 2018 

 @ Workshop area | Registration is needed 


12.00 - 12.30 | Session 1 | P. Kouanis, President & CEO - EKOME S.A. | G. Moschovis, Deputy Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Greece | A. Georgakakis, President and CEO - ETEAN S.A.

Subsidies, soft loans, tax rebates etc 

National and/or European representatives for cultural, innovation, and R&D funding for games – financing sources that does not require any or full repayment in every case.

12.30 - 13.00 | Session 2 | Pieter van der Pijl, Managing Partner - InFinCapital

Bank loans, advances for user acquisition

How to make your company eligible for different lending opportunities and where to apply for them.

13.00 - 13.45 |  Session 3 | Timo Ylikangas (VC), Ambassador of Kavio Cluster / Gaming Industry Specialist at Kainuun Etu Oy vs Guillaume Lautour (PF), Managing Partner - Level-Up

Equity investments (vs Project financing)

Active discussion between Venture Capitalist investment vs Project Financing. Pros, cons and the different nature of both camps.

13.45 - 14.45 | Panel Discussion 

(with guest speaker Andrea Chifu, High Priestess - Rawfury)

Moderator: Erik Robertson

All previous speakers engage in a panel, discussing strategies for given hypothetical

cases, as well as for real-world scenarios from game developer audience.

14.45 - 15.15 | Break

15.15 ~ 18.00 | Speed Meetings

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