Newcastle - Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready

27 February 2019

The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.

This years Hub Crawl will focus on helping games business get investment ready. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about types of investment, with practical guidance on business planning, pitching and growth. 

Each event features a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts and this will be followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. Content will change at each event so make sure you check out all the events in your region.

After each session there’ll be a chance to network, share ideas and have a drink with your peers.

This is a free event open to anyone involved in the games industry. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and associates. With special thanks to Guildford Borough Council and our sponsors Jagex and Sheridans. 

Format

The event is due to start promptly at 4pm and will run until 5:30pm.

Speakers to include:

  • Leon Cliff, Ukie, "Welcome to the Hub Crawl and Overview of Ukie"
  • Liam Price, Sheridans, "Level up: getting your games bsuiness investor-ready"
  • Colm Seely, BFI
  • Bob Makin, Sock Monkey Studios 
  • More to be confirmed

Panel Discussion:

Listen to a panel of local studios sharing their experiences about gaining investment.

Moderator:;Leon Cliff
Panellists: Olly Bennett (Cardboard Sword), Andreas Firnigl (Nosebleed Interactive), Bob Makin (Sock Monkey Studios) 

The event will conclude with an opportunity to network and have some free drinks and pizza!

Please register for free here.

 

Other dates and locations

Belfast - Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready - 21st February 

Cardiff Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready - 25th February 

Newcastle Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready - 27th February

Brighton Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready  - 4th March

Leeds Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready  - 11th March

Liverpool Ukie Hub Crawl: Getting Investment Ready  - 12th March

More dates TBA. 

Sponsors 

About Sheridans:

Sheridan’s has several leading lawyers in the interactive, entertainment and computer games sector advising on every aspect of the operation of an interactive business from development agreements to license agreements, from data protection to privacy policies and from crowd sourcing to alternative business models. The team’s client base is testament to the quality of advice, and Sheridans regularly advise video games financiers, publishers and developers on every aspect of funding and operating an interactive business.

About Jagex:

A leader in deep and engaging living games, Jagex’s flagship $1bn online RPG franchise, RuneScape, delivered its highest ever paid membership and monthly active userbase in 2018. Today RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on both PC and mobile complete with cross-platform play, are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Now Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, recently launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for live games. Jagex Partners provides access to Jagex’s living games publishing suite of services – including user acquisition, digital marketing, analytic and audience insight systems, monetisation design, billing systems, customer support and community leadership – for third-party studios.

Driven by a team with deep industry knowledge and experience in getting the very best from evergreen design, community engagement and long-tail commercial opportunities, Jagex Parners is looking for long-term, meaningful partnerships with living games developers. Partners@jagex.com