The team behind GamesIndustry.biz is bringing its sell-out UK Investment Summit to PAX East.

Run by the same team as the UK version, with support from the PAX team, the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit @ PAX East is designed to connect independent game creators with investment firms and publishers.

Publishers and investors looking to meet indie creators includes Digital Extremes, Double Fine, Epic Games, Gearbox, Humble Bundle, Kongregate, Kowloon Nights, Krafton (formerly Bluehole), Merge Game, PlayStack, PlayStation, Velan Ventures, Versus Evil and Xbox.

The event is split into three segments. The morning will feature a series of talks and panels from leading publishers and investors on how to get your game noticed, signed and funded - Xbox's Chris Charla and Epic Games' Sergey Galyonkin and David Stelzer are among the speakers.

What follows is a networking lunch, where you have a chance to talk with the speakers and leading investors and publishers in the room.

And finally, in the afternoon we will hold a series of short 1-to-1 meetings between developers and investors/publishers. Once you've bought a ticket, the Investment Summit team will ask you to fill in a form to enter the meeting system. Publishers and investors will then decide whether to meet with you. A ticket does not guarantee meetings, although the team will facilitate introductions where possible.

Each ticket includes lunch, refreshments and access to PAX East for the duration of the show.

A limited number of free tickets are available for PAX East indie exhibitors. To apply for these, contact chris.dring@gamesindustry.biz.

  • Thursday 28th March
  • 9.30am - 7pm
  • The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Schedule
  • 09:30 Sign-in and refreshments
  • 10.00 Introduction by Jamie Sefton, Event Organiser
  • 10.05 Chris Charla, ID@Xbox
  • 10:25 Anya Combs, Kickstarter
  • 10.40 John Polson, Humble Bundle
  • 10:55 Epic Games Fireside Chat with Sergey Galyonkin and David Stelzer. Hosted by Rami Ismail.
  • 11.20 Break
  • 11.35 Guha Bala, Velan Ventures
  • 11:50 David Daniels, Xsolla
  • 12:00 The Games Investment Panel hosted by Chris Dring. Featuring:
  • Tammy Levy (Kongregate)
  • Kei Lee (Kowloon Nights)
  • Luke Keighran (Merge Games)
  • Greg Rice (DoubleFine)
  • Steve Gibson (Gearbox Publishing)
  • 12.30 Networking Lunch
  • 13.30 - 18:00 Formal Meetings
General Admission Tickets: $200
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    Event Location
    • The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 USA
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
    • Back Bay Station (2 miles from Hotel) or South Station (1 mile NW from Hotel)
    • On-site parking, fee: $40 daily
      Valet parking, fee: $50 daily
      Electric Car Charging Stations: 2, complimentary
    • Nearest Bus station is South Station and the nearest Subway stations are South Station (0.7 miles NW from Hotel) or World Trade Center (0.2 miles N from Hotel)

    "The Investment Summit was a great day - really useful sessions and practical advice on funding and investment. Congratulations."

    Alex Tutty, Sheridans

    "The Investment Summit was great - we had 13 very successful meetings and a few unscheduled ones making this a highly valuable event. Just fantastic that it is coming to the US."

    Jon Higgins, New World Interactive LLC

    "We're regular attendees at the Investment Summit because we see it as a great way to discuss the latest ideas and opportunities with other organisations who, like us, are seeking to improve the flow of working capital to the games development sector. It's also a bonus to be able to meet companies attending the afternoon networking sessions and hear about their projects in the context of both their funding needs and business ambition"

    Paul Durrant, UK Games Fund

    "The entire ethos of PlayStack is to discover and support the next generation of talented developers in our industry. The GamesIndustry Investment Summit has become a must-attend event for us in achieving that goal, and its expansion to the US is an exciting step in connecting us with even more developers working across mobile, PC and console."

    Harvey Elliott, PlayStack
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    Special Thanks To
    Please note: Games companies must have bought a ticket to the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit @ PAX EAST or accessed the event through exhibiting at PAX EAST to participate in this investor pitching process. While any ticket-purchaser can apply for formal meetings on the 28th March 2019 via this Investment Summit application form, this does not guarantee a private meeting on the day. Any formal meetings will be at the discretion of the investors. Also, we cannot guarantee that any meetings with investors will result in investment for your company. We will contact all games companies to inform them whether they have any formal meetings with investors at the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit @ PAX EAST on Monday 25th March 2019.