Mercia joins games industry Investment Summit for indie developers
Henley-in-Arden based Mercia Technologies has joined the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit, which provides a chance for independent developers to get their games funded and signed, and will take place on Thursday, September 21st at the NEC during the EGX consumer show. All participants will receive a four-day pass to the consumer event, a lunch, plus access to the GamesIndustry.biz Zone.
Other companies also looking to meet, invest and speak with studios include Nintendo of Europe, Sony XDev, Catalyst Global Interactive, BFI, All 4 Games, Rising Star, Sega Europe, Miniclip, Flare Games, and more to be announced.
The Investment Summit is split between a morning conference, followed by a networking lunch and then a series of meetings between investors and independent studios. We can also now reveal the schedule for the 2017 conference, which includes talks from Mike Hayes from Mercia Technologies, the VC firm that has invested millions of pounds in UK studio NDreams. And games finance expert Ella Romanos. The full schedule is listed below.
For indie studios looking to attend, the early bird rate of £79 (plus booking fee) ends on July 31st. If you are a member of UKIE, TIGA and/or Game Republic, you can receive an additional 10% off.
GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit Schedule
09.30 – 10.00: Sign-in and refreshments
10.00 – 10.05: Jamie Sefton, Organiser
10.05 – 10.25: Fraser MacInnes, Flare Games
10.25 – 10.45: Paul Durrant, UK Games Talent and Finance CIC
10.45 – 11.00: Ella Romanos, Altara Games – “Funding opportunities for indie devs”
11.00 – 11.10: Jas Sohal, Catalyst Global Interactive
11.10 – 11.25: Mike Hayes, Mercia Technologies
11.25 – 11.45: Networking break
11.50 – 12.25: The Games Investment Panel featuring Saad Choudri (Miniclip), Paul Durrant (UK Games Fund) and Mike Hayes (Mercia)
12.25 – 1.30: Networking Lunch
1.30 – 6.00: Formal meetings between games companies and investors