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DGA Talks – How to grow & professionalize your game studio with external funding

We have another DGA Talks coming up, on topic: How to grow & professionalize your game studio with external funding. Join us on April 4, at CoolGames in Amsterdam.

When: Thursday April 4 2024, from 15.30 to 17.30 hrs, followed by drinks

Where: at CoolGames, Herengracht 433 in Amsterdam


- Laurens Rutten, CEO of CoolGames, will share hands-on experience of his 10+ years journey: founding a game studio from scratch, expanding it internationally, funded with venture capital, and selling it to a strategic buyer in the summer of 2023. With insides into the bumps in the road along the way and the pros and cons of external funding.
- René Otto, Lawyer and long-time legal veteran in the Dutch games industry, will give you tips about everything you need to think about on how to organize your company from legal perspective: commercial contracting, dealing with IP and employment arrangements to how to prepare yourself for Due Diligence. René will launch his new 100% games focussed law firm Deviant Legal in April of this year.
- Teun Hulshof and Jeroen Holtkamp, senior consultants at BDO, will go into many financial and fiscal aspects that you need to take into account when growing your company (with or without external capital). A solid financial and fiscal set-up is more often than not a first requirement by any external investor or buyer.
- Annet Kloprogge, Business Developer at ROM Utrecht, will explain how ROM helps to (co-)invest in game projects and studios.
- Eric Diepeveen, seasoned games professional and currently investor at ForsVC, will provide the view of an investor in a fireside chat with Laurens: what are investors looking for in game studios, how to prepare your pitch, do's and don'ts of a business plan and other useful tips to best prepare yourself for the guys with capital.

Martine Spaans, General Manager of the DGA, will be your host of the day. After the presentations, there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and mingle with your fellow game entrepreneurs and speakers.

Register your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/853572988787/


Date:April 4th (Thursday), 2024
Time:15:30–17:30 (2 hours)
Address:CoolGames, Herengracht 433 in Amsterdam

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